This Is Another Day

Another great acapella gem from none other than Take 6.  These guys are untouchable; there harmonies and execution are amazing.

 

  1. This Is Another Day Take 6 3:24

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Down In My Soul

A wonderful old school style acapella song from Margaret Ingram’s Gospel Singers.  Actually this song is virtually identical to the song “God Is Good” (performed by the FABULOUS Joyful Voices of Inspiration…thank you Ms. Bella Harris for the wonderful lead on that song!!) that I posted a while back.

 

  1. Down In My Soul The Ingram Gospel Singers 5:56

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Try Jesus

  1. Try Jesus Dr. C.L. Johnson 2:28

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 I love these old, raw, acapella call and response gospel songs. Doesn’t get more basic or more spirit filled than this. For the congregation, the rule seem to be “pick a note…any note will do.”  You might notice that the song sounds and feels a bit reminiscent of “He’s a Battle Axe“.  If you did, you’re right…just wait until the second verse at 1:20.

Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray

  1. Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray Wiley College Choir 5:08

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  “The Birth of a Nation,” tells the story of Nat Turner’s slave rebellion in Southampton County, Virginia, in 1831. The movie won the Audience Award and the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million, the largest purchase in Sundance history.

Under the baton of its  artistic director, Stephen L. Hayes, who is an assistant professor of music at Wiley, the A Cappella Choir of Wiley College spent two days in November 2015 in the College’s chapel recording the hauntingly moving melody “I Couldn’t Hear Nobody Pray.  Arranged by Hayes, the  melody  is a piece the choir is highly requested to perform. Lewis Keys who sings this lead sang the melody in Wiley’s choir  during his four years at the College.

I’ve Got A Feeling Everything’s Gonna Be Alright

  1. I've Got A Feeling Everything's Gonna Be Alright Betty Cook Clark 7:07

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Great song. Old school, and, for the first five and a half minutes, Betty and the choir are accompanied by only a drum, tambourine and hands. But, like so many songs, this song resurrects itself after it ends the first time and at 5:54, the whole band kicks in to take the song out in a glorious style.  Something for everyone to love in this song.

I’ve Been ‘Buked

Here is a beautiful rendition of this classic spiritual performed by an octet; all the voices this song really needs when you can sing like they do. It’s a wonderful thing when the bass voice comes in on the end of “sures you born” (:42). And to stay spot on pitch through the whole song is no easy feat either!!

 

  1. I've Been Buked 3:11

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