I’ll Fly Away on Hammond B3

 

“I’ll Fly Away,” written by Albert E. Brumley in 1929, is a hymn most associated with American Baptists and the Church of Christ. It is an optimistic song about an earthly death that leads to everlasting life in glory with Christ.

“I’ll Fly Away” has been called the most recorded gospel music song, beginning with a recording by James and Martha Carson, the “Barn Dance Sweethearts” of WSB Atlanta, in 1946, followed two years later by the Chuck Wagon Gang in 1948

 

  1. l'll Fly Away Stanley Wilder 3:09

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Some glad morning when this life is o’er,
I’ll fly away;
To a home on God’s celestial shore,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

Chorus
I’ll fly away, Oh Glory
I’ll fly away; (in the morning)
When I die, Hallelujah, by and by,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away).

When the shadows of this life have gone,
I’ll fly away;
Like a bird from prison bars has flown,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

Chorus

Just a few more weary days and then,
I’ll fly away;
To a land where joy shall never end,
I’ll fly away (I’ll fly away)

 


 

Jesus Will Fix It

There are a gazillion different versions of the song “Jesus Will Fix It.” This happens to be the song “Trouble in My Way” titled “Jesus Will Fix It”, presumably because it is in the lyrics.

The Caravans, including Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar and Albertina Walker, recorded this “slow version” of the song.  They had a big hit with a faster version in 1968.

 

  1. Jesus Will Fix It The Caravans 5:26

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  1. Jesus Will Fix It Albertina Walker and The Caravans 3:06

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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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Come On In The Room

Rev.Milton Biggham founded the Georgia Mass Choir.  He has a WONDERFUL gravely voice and a wonderful way of telling these great stories as an intro to some of the choir’s songs.  This is such a song.  If you want to see him in action, you can watch a video of this performance…he’s great as is the choir as is the old woman, Agnes Coney, who sings the solo.

 

  1. Come On In The Room Georgia Mass Choir 7:19

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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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Nobody But You

I’ve posted the original of this song by Norman Hutchins, but, without sounding too biased, I think this 2012 version by Joyful Voices of Inspiration is just as good in its own right.  The lead on the song is sung by Darlene Wynne who was a guest artist at this concert; she was a welcome addition for sure. This lady can sing! Mr. James “Fingers” Early on piano is directing the choir.

 

  1. Nobody But You Joyful Voices of inspiration 5:18

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If You Ever Needed The Lord

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.

 

  1. If You Ever Needed The Lord Rev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Choir 4:15

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Never

Good uptempo Chicago gospel

“I Won’t Give Up!  NEVER!!!
“I Won’t Turn Back!  NEVER!!!”

 

  1. Never Luvonia Whittley & Corinthian Temple COGIC Radio Choir 5:20

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(On The) Battlefield For My Lord

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!”

 

  1. (On The) Battlefield For My Lord James Cleveland and The Charles Fold Singers 8:28

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God Made Something Beautiful

Some good old James Cleveland music. Here he is singing with The Philadelphia chapter of the GMWA in 1983.

 

  1. God Made Something Beautiful Rev. James Cleveland & the Philadelphia Mass Choir 4:41

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