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.
If You Ever Needed The LordRev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Choir4:15
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!
This is a funky, urban gospel song that is really fun. It’s written by VaShawn Mitchell who many Joyful Voices of Inspiration singers know also wrote “Good God“. I really like the bridge when the the song becomes a bit more joyful and less hip-hop with the lyric, “For He can do anything but fail, my God can!”…it’s very Hezekiah Walker-ish. Time to get your groove on!
I’m back at my posting and I’m on a Charles Fold kick. This man was one of the very best of the best and made some wonderful music.
In the comments section on YouTube there is one comment that sums it all up perfectly: “Lawwwd have mercy!!!! Sing it Charles! Can’t you see him carrying his armor and marching in? Siiiiinnnngggg Charles, I said siiiinnnggg it!”
(On The) Battlefield For My LordJames Cleveland and The Charles Fold Singers8:28