Rance Allen is has never been your typical gospel performer. He has a totally unique style and voice; it is a crossover mix of soul/r&b/gospel and a bit of pop. But it works for what it is…very different contemporary gospel.
This is a great FUNKY contemporary gospel song with a terrific sax part and great, simple vocals with great harmonies. The tag line “Give Him Praise” can stay with you long after the song is over! And the part where they exhort, “Praise him with the horns, praise him with the horns, praise him with the horns” and then the sax cuts in is fantastic.
I’m not always very partial to using saxes in gospel songs (with apologies to Willie Sordillo), but it works perfectly on this song. I know VERY little about Voices of Atlanta other than they make great music and have been around since 2001.
My annual re-post of a wonderful holiday treat for all of you. The complete album of the gospel version of Handel’s Messiah that culminates in the Soulful Hallelujah. What better music to listen to while puttering around the kitchen cooking and baking and getting ready for gatherings of family and friends. (Seems I re-post this every year, but it’s the best…and it’s really the only version of The Messiah I know! Ooops…I know, I’m a cultural troglodyte! Oh well )
Have a wonderful day!!
P.S. I’m off to Quebec City for the holidays today, so I’m “pre-posting” about a weeks worth of posts so I don’t have to remember to do it every day while I’m away. I’ll resume LIVE postings on the 29th. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT! R.L.
You know a song is great when it moves you no matter how it is performed. I recently stumbled across this instrumental of Richard Smallwood’s Total Praise being performed at a Homecoming service in a small church. I LOVE IT. What do you think??
Total Praise - InstrumentalElder Eric Brice (guitar) and Evan Brice (Keyboard) and the Experience Band7:14
I stumbled on a great song for today, an oldie from Rev. Maceo Wood titled “I’m Going All The Way”. The song isn’t your basic gospel song; it has a jazzier swing to it. Actually it reminds me, both in tune, style and vocal, of a Geoff Hicks song (I’ll post a few of those in the coming days).
Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!!
I'm Going All The WayRev. Maceo Wood & The Christian Tabernacle Good News Broadcast Choir5:52