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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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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Things Have Got To Get Better

James Dewitt Johnson hails from Nashville and appeared often on Bobby Jones Gospel in the 80’s and 90’s.  I LOVE this song…”Things,  they’ve GOT to get better, for they can’t stay this way always.”

  1. Things Have Got To Get Better Dewitt Johnson 5:13

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Every Knee Shall Bow

Some people have a problem with gospel because it goes into religious subjects many of us may not fully embrace…like the 2nd Coming.  I don’t care at all about lyrics being challenging; I find them all informative at the least and inspiring at best.  Case in point, this song from Dottie Peoples. I love it even though I’m not fully sold on the concept that “when prophecy has been fulfilled and the final trumpets sounds, there is one thing you can count on, every knee will hit the ground.” Just enjoy it for what it is; a very powerful song.

source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/d/dottiepeopleslyrics/everykneeshallbowlyrics.html

 

  1. Every Knee Shall Bow Dottie Peoples 4:47

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Jesus Will Fix It

Byron Cage, although not one of my favorite gospel singers, did make some good music, thanks in part to a very close association with Kurt Carr who wrote many of Cage’s hit songs.  Cage was dubbed the dubious name of “Prince of Praise”.  This is one of his better songs.

 

  1. Jesus Will Fix It Byron Cage & Purpose 4:29

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Nobody But Jesus

Vanessa Bell Armstrong has one of the more amazing voices in gospel.  Powerful, controlled, always wonderful.  This is one of her signature songs, “Nobody But Jesus”.  Sometimes people publish the short version of the song, but one misses a lot, so here is the full 7 minute version.

 

  1. Nobody But Jesus Vanessa Bell Armstrong 7:03

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I Can Do All Things

One of my favorite songs.  This song was written by Elbertina “Twinkie” Clark, the daughter of Mattie Moss Clark who started the music program for COGIC (Church of God in Christ).  This version is directed by Mattie Moss Clark.

 

  1. I Can Do All Things COGIC International Mass Choir 4:50

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And, if you enjoyed the COGIC version, you’ll LOVE this one from Rev. James Moore.  His version of the song became pretty much “his” song during his long and illustrious career.

  1. I Can Do All Things Rev. James Moore 5:28

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Hallelujah (Live)

Tamela Mann began her career as a singer with the gospel group Kirk Franklin and the Family. She was a featured soloist on several tracks while with Franklin’s group, including “Don’t Take Your Joy Away”, “Now Behold the Lamb”, and “Lean on Me”, the latter of which also included Mary J. Blige, Crystal Lewis, R. Kelly, and Bono. She released her debut studio album in 2005. Her third studio album, Best Days was certified Gold by the RIAA, and lead single “Take Me to the King” was huge commercial success, and well as received Grammy Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance nomination.[1]

 

  1. Hallelujah (Live) Tamela Mann 4:40

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Mann is known for her role as Cora in Tyler Perry’s plays, including I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family Reunion, Madea’s Class Reunion, Meet the Browns, and What’s Done in the Dark. Mann has appeared in movies including Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea’s Big Happy Family. She recorded some songs on the soundtrack for Diary of a Mad Black Woman, including participating in the song “Father (Can You Hear Me)”.

A Brief Musical Tribute To Edwin Hawkins

Edwin Hawkins died Monday, January 15th, 2018 at the age of 74. Most everyone knows “O Happy Day”, but not many people know the depths of the wonderful music Edwin Hawkins (and his brother Walter) brought to the world.  Some of my favorite gospel songs, notably “Love Paid The Price” and “To My Father’s House”, are gifts from Edwin Hawkins.  Here’s a small collection of Edwin Hawkin’s music. Rest in Peace.

 

  1. Early In The Morning Edwin Hawkins Singers 3:11
  2. To My Father's House Edwin Hawkins Singers 5:41
  3. Love Paid The Price Edwin Hawkins 8:02
  4. O Happy Day Edwin Hawkins 5:11

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He’s An On Time God

I had a huge urge to listen to this song this morning and so you get not 1, not 2, but 3 versions of the song!!!  Let me know which you like best.  “He may not come when you want him, but He’ll be there right on time!”

 

  1. "Dottie People - He's An On Time God" Dottie Peoples 6:25

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  1. "He's an On Time God" Karen Wheaton 5:31

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  1. "He's an on Time God (Live)" International Ame Church Mass Choir 6:16

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