They That Wait On The Lord

There is alway a story. About 2/3’s of the way through this song a male soloist comes in and sings some great stuff (6:08 – 7:48) . If you ever see the video, he’s a very large man. His name is David Peaston and his mother, Martha Bass, was a member of The Clara Ward … Read more and listen They That Wait On The Lord

Yet Praise Him

Okay, up on your feet…time for a little praise dancing!! Founded by Bishop Paul S. Morton Sr., the Full Gospel Baptist Fellowship Mass Choir numbered some 1, 500-plus members drawn from the each of the denomination’s regional bishops. Debuting in 1996 with “A New Thing, Experience the Fullness”, the choir returned two years later in … Read more and listen Yet Praise Him

Lead Me On

Again, one of my favorites…especially the “t-t-t-t-t-take my hand and lead me on” at 1:48. Great old time traditional church gospel. (Okay, I’m a sucker for songs with a heavy, walking bass line.) Clay Evans (born June 23, 1925) is an African American Baptist pastor and founder of the influential Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in … Read more and listen Lead Me On

Glory Glory Hallelujah, Since I Lay My Burdens Down

Got some things that are burdening you and weighing heavily your mind? Lay those burdens down and lighten your load. Another great old style gospel song from the Smithsonian Folkways Wade in the Water collection. There are so many harmonies going on here it’s really fun to sing along…almost any thing you make up works. … Read more and listen Glory Glory Hallelujah, Since I Lay My Burdens Down

You’ve Got a Right to The Tree of Life

This is a song from the Smithsonian/Folkways four volume Wade in the Water collection of CDs. This is about as raw and basic as it gets. Very much like what one hears even today in the Sea Islands off the Georgia coast. The Gullah and Geechee culture on the Sea Islands of Georgia has retained … Read more and listen You’ve Got a Right to The Tree of Life

Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken

Donald Lawrence was born on May 4, 1961. He studied at Cincinnati Conservatory, where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in music.  Donald’s musicality has seen many incarnations, as vocal coach to the R&B group En Vogue, musical director for Stephanie Mills, songwriter for The Clark Sisters, and producer for a host of … Read more and listen Never Seen The Righteous Forsaken

All The Way

With its 200-plus members representing some 100 churches of various denominations from throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area, the DFW Mass Choir was organized on March 20, 1990 by the Rev. Armond W. Brown, Pastor of the Fellowship Baptist Church of Oak Cliff, and the Rev. Milton Biggham, Executive Producer, Savoy Record Company of New York … Read more and listen All The Way