My Soul Says Yes

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this song yet after all these years; it is one of my favorites.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

 

  1. My Soul Says Yes Tennessee Full Gospel Mass Choir 4:28

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The Lord Thy God

Having been released in 2000, this is a fairly contemporary song, right?  But wait…it’s 2017…this song is almost two decades old!  That’s a long time.  This, by rights, is now an oldie!!

The Straight Gate Church in Detroit was founded in a store front in 1978 and today boasts multiple locations and a membership of 6,000!!!

 

  1. The Lord Thy God The Straight Gate Mass Choir 5:54

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Straight Gate – 1978
Straight Gate – 2017

Rev. James Cleveland-Medley

James Cleveland singing a medley of his “hit” songs (to date) from the 1975 album, “Jesus Is The Best Thing That Ever Happen To Me” (Yes, that’s Rev. Cleveland’s  gospel-ize version of Gladys Knight’s hit song “You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happen To Me”.

 

  1. James Cleveland-Medley Rev. James Cleveland and The Charles Fold Singers 7:05

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Lord, I’m Yours

Sometimes you just know great talent when you hear it.  While walking this morning this song came on and I was taken by it from the intro.  It only got better from there.  Only after the song was over did I look to see the name of the song and the artist.  I was not surprised in the least to find the song was by one of the greatest choirs ever, Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Choir from Chicago, Il.

For years The Thompson Community Singers have been recognized as one of the best large choirs to come out of the 1970s and ’80s.  No wonder with great songs like “Lord I’m Yours”.

 

  1. Lord I'm Yours Rev. Milton Brunson & Thompson Community Singers 5:58

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The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow

Another version of Thomas A. Dorsey’s song “The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow”.

 

  1. The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow The National Convention of Choirs and Choruses 3:54

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The 27th Psalm

Some of you might know of my love of youth choirs, and The Soul Children of Chicago are one of the  very best.  This song is yet another adaptation of the 27th Psalm. The execution of this VERY tricky version is unmatched…ever entry, cutoff, crescendo, diminuendo, whatever it is, it’s spot on.

 

  1. The 27th Psalm Walt Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago 5:11

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This is not a typical piece either.  It’s true call and response.  But be sure to give it a chance and listen to the whole piece, right through to the Amen.  Just so you know, at 3:00 the leader says:

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.

What the children respond with is that same phrase, going at about 100 mpg so it’s virtually unintelligible, but still with PERFECT diction and precision. WOW!!! (I took me a long time to figure this out…duh.)

Wonderful, Marvelous

Well, I’m back from my wonderful, marvelous time in Nantucket and ready to get back to real life again and resume my daily blog posts.  And what better way to start off a new fall of great gospel songs than with a song from the great Chicago Mass Choir titled. aptly enough, “Wonderful, Marvelous”.  I don’t think I had listened to this song all the way through before this morning, but it’s great…you might say it’s marvelous and wonderful.

 

  1. Wonderful, Marvelous Chicago Mass Choir 7:42

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Jesus Is The Light of The World

  1. Jesus Is The Light of The World Rev. James Cleveland & The Charles Fold Singers 5:18

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Jesus Is The Light Of The World

  1. Jesus Is The Light Of The World The First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago 6:05

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Jesus, He Never Fails

  1. Jesus, He Never Fails Rev. James Cleveland & the Metro Chicago Mass Choir of the GMWA 5:16

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