Jesus Will Fix It

There are a gazillion different versions of the song “Jesus Will Fix It.” This happens to be the song “Trouble in My Way” titled “Jesus Will Fix It”, presumably because it is in the lyrics.

The Caravans, including Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker, recorded this “slow version” of the song.  They had a big hit with a faster version in 1968.

 

  1. Jesus Will Fix It The Caravans 5:26

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  1. Jesus Will Fix It Albertina Walker and The Caravans 3:06

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I Feel Like Going On

Back in the ’80s and ’90s, Pastor Keith Pringle was one of the biggest gospel recording stars around.  Then he disappeared from the gospel scene and “retired” to be minister of a church somewhere in the south.

Pastor Pringle has resurfaced on this recording from 2014 of a the 25th reunion of a group called “The Voices of Inspiration”. (I like that name…has a certain ring to it!).  Anyway, here is Keith singing the classic song “I Feel Like Going On”.

 

  1. I Feel Like Going On Keith Pringle, Pastor Kervy Brown & Kathy Taylor 3:19

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You Must Come In At The Door

I can’t believe I haven’t posted this song yet.  How did I overlook it.?? I immediately thought of  “You Must Come In At The Door” when I listened to yesterday’s post, “Come On in The Room”.

This is another song that starts off with a Milton Biggham telling a story, but the fast moving walking bass line, the piano and the marvelous Hammond B3 punctuating the story are wonderful. This is one of the songs that got me hooked on gospel so many years ago. Enjoy!

 

  1. You Must Come In At The Door Georgia Mass Choir 6:20

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Come On In The Room

Rev.Milton Biggham founded the Georgia Mass Choir.  He has a WONDERFUL gravely voice and a wonderful way of telling these great stories as an intro to some of the choir’s songs.  This is such a song.  If you want to see him in action, you can watch a video of this performance…he’s great as is the choir as is the old woman, Agnes Coney, who sings the solo.

 

  1. Come On In The Room Georgia Mass Choir 7:19

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Miracles

Another great song from Ms. Dottie Peoples.  God is STILL working miracles.  A song with a nice traditional feel to it.

 

  1. Miracles Dottie Peoples 4:27

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Nobody But You

I’ve posted the original of this song by Norman Hutchins, but, without sounding too biased, I think this 2012 version by Joyful Voices of Inspiration is just as good in its own right.  The lead on the song is sung by Darlene Wynne who was a guest artist at this concert; she was a welcome addition for sure. This lady can sing! Mr. James “Fingers” Early on piano is directing the choir.

 

  1. Nobody But You Joyful Voices of inspiration 5:18

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If You Ever Needed The Lord

A nice and different variation on the old song “If WE Ever Needed The Lord Before”.  I love the music of Rev. Charles Nicks and The St. James Choir.  Nicks and James Cleveland set the standard for gospel choirs in the 80’s and 90’s.

 

  1. If You Ever Needed The Lord Rev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Choir 4:15

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Are You Willing

There are soooo many great recordings out “there”; YouTube is a huge treasurer trove.  I have an app on my MAC that lets me automatically download just the audio from any YouTube video…it has made maintaining this blog easy.

Here is a great song I found a little while ago.  Starts off quietly, but by the end the soloist has really wound things up. It sounds like the song is over after about 6 minutes, but nooooo…it’s just getting started, and as it tails off at the end, I wonder how long the original recording went on!

 

  1. Are You Willing Trinity All Nations 9:31

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Lift Him Up

There are hundreds of versions of this song…different styles and tunes but all with the same lyric..

How to reach the masses, men of every birth?
For and answer, Jesus gave the key
He said if I be lifted up from the earth
I’ll draw all men to Thee.

This is a great uptempo song with an interesting slower bridge and then a pretty wonderful 2 minute (about half the song!) modulating vamp.

 

  1. Lift Him Up Gerald Thompson & Company 4:42

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Never

Good uptempo Chicago gospel

“I Won’t Give Up!  NEVER!!!
“I Won’t Turn Back!  NEVER!!!”

 

  1. Never Luvonia Whittley & Corinthian Temple COGIC Radio Choir 5:20

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