Walk With Me Lord

A while ago I posted a version of Tina Turner singing this song, but this might be even better. It features Bishop G. E. Patterson.

Growing up on Orleans street in the Lauderdale Sub neighborhood of Memphis, he was saved at 11 years old at a revival held in Holy Temple COGIC. Holy Temple COGIC was founded by his father. Later he moved with his family to Detroit, where his father pastored a second church New Jerusalem COGIC. At the age of 16, he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and answered his call to ministry in 1956 while he was only 16 years old at New Jerusalem. On November 14, 2000, Patterson was elected as Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ and he served until his death in 2007…a year after this recording was released.


  1. Walk With Me Lord Bishop G. E. Patterson 5:57

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Can’t Give Up Now

Mary Mary are actually sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Formed in 1998, Mary Mary was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling debut album, Thankful, which contained not only this track but the hit single “Shackles (Praise You)”. Their followup album Incredible (2002), reached number one on the Top Gospel Albums chart. Their third album, Mary Mary (2005), contains the worldwide hits “Heaven”, and “Yesterday”. The group’s name is inspired by two famous Marys from the Bible: Mary, mother of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene.


  1. Can't Give Up Now Mary Mary 4:59

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I’ll Fly Away

Another great version of a timeless old song to add to the two I’ve published in the past.  The song never gets old and it always makes me think of the kind of life people have, whether incarcerated or imprisoned by life’s hardships, that makes them long to fly away to a better place.


  1. I ll Fly Away Rev. Larry Roberts & The Trinity All Nations Mass Choir 4:52

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Some bright morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away
To that home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away

When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away
Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly, I’ll fly away

Oh, how glad and happy when we meet, I’ll fly away
No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I’ll fly away

Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away
To a land where joys will never end, I’ll fly away

His Name Is Jesus

This is a great song, albeit a tad long at just over 9 minutes.  If the first 4 minutes and 42 seconds don’t quite do it for you (I LIKE it…especially the  echo/reverb effect on “money’s gone”), then head right for 4 minute+ vamp.  I love it; nothing special or gimmicky, just good out call and response gospel.  Enjoy


  1. His Name Is Jesus Rev. Gerald Thompson & The Hi-Prayz Crusade Choir 9:30

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When The Battle Is Over

This is a classic Georgia Mass song; not sure why I haven’t posted it until now.  Just too many good gospel songs to be had I guess!!


  1. When The Battle Is Over Georgia Mass Choir 5:43

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I’m Going All The Way

Oh my!!  I have a NEW favorite song I just stumbled across a few days ago and I can’t stop listening to it!!  It is a bit of a mash up of several genres and gospel styles and it all works soooo well. AND, every now and again, pay attention to the bassline…it’s awesome as well.  I’d love to hear some comments as to what YOU think of the song; my taste in music can be a bit….how do you say….different!

ENJOY!!!

  1. I m Going All The Way Rev. Maceo Woods & Christian Tabernacle Good News Broadcast Choir 5:52

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I Need Your Spirit

So, to get your motor running this morning I’ve selected a great contemporary hip-hop song. This caught my ear the other day and I’ve had a hard time getting the chorus out of my head…earworm alert!

 

  1. I Need Your Spirit Lamar Campbell and Spirit of Praise 4:45

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I Don’t Know What I’d Do Without The Lord

This is a great old school sounding song going back to 1978 when traditional gospel was still very much in style, but you can hear the jazz/blues/contemporary influence.. Nice B3 and piano and the high wailing sopranos are classic.

 

  1. I Don't Know What I'd Do Without The Lord Pool of Bethesda CLGI Choir 3:52

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Rain On Me

Thought this song might be appropriate since yet ANOTHER rainy day is in the forecast!

Holy Spirit, Rain on me! Pour on me!
Drip-drop-drip-drop! Drip-drop-drip-drop!

 

  1. Rain On Me United Voices Of Worship 4:35

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Jessie Obanner started this group in 1994 and recorded the album titled “Rain On Me”. It was a great start of a powerhouse unit of young people and musicians ready to take on the world.  The choir would rehearse all day and later go to a studio in High Point, NC. On the night of the CD Release, Hezekiah Walker was the featured guest along with his choir.

Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Saturday

A little Thanksgiving sampling from Detroit Michigan, home of some of the best gospel in the world.

 

  1. Oh Give Thanks Rev. Charles Nicks & The Saint James Baptist Church Choir 6:27

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Charles Nicks, Jr. [Charlie] (July 18, 1941 – July 28, 1988) was an American gospel musician and former pastor, organist, and accompanist of St. James Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Nicks released his first musical project in 1985, Come Unto Jesus with Sound of Gospel. He would release some albums while he was still alive, and others posthumously that would chart on the Billboard magazine Gospel Albums chart. In the late 80’s, Rev. Nicks collaborated with many other gospel performers and composers and he became a close friend of James Cleveland.

 

  1. I Thank You Lord The Southwest Michigan State Choir 2:47

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In 1979 when this song was released, The Southwest Michigan State Choir of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC) was under the direction of Mattie Moss Clark.

Juliet “Mattie” Moss was born the seventh of nine children to ministers Fred and Mattie J.Moss in Selma, Alabama. Moss began playing piano at six. By twelve, she had become the musician for her mother’s services at the Holiness Temple Church of Christ in Prayer and traveled with her mother to play at mission services, a trend she passed on to daughter Twinkie. After high school, she attended Selma University and received training in classical music and choral singing. Moss moved to Detroit in her early twenties to be with her sister Sybil Burke and became a member of Greater Love Tabernacle Church of God in Christ.

While with the Southwest Michigan State Choir, Mattie Moss Clark become the first person to separate vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor. She received three gold albums with the Southwest Michigan State Choir, and went on to write and arrange hundreds of songs and recorded over 50 albums.