God Is A Good God

Here’s a good old time, down home, hand clapping song to start your day! Bishop Paul Sylvester Morton who leads rhe choir was born on July 30, 1950 is an American Baptist Pastor and the Senior Pastor of Changing a Generation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and Co-Pastor of Greater St. Stephen Full Gospel Baptist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana.  I love this choir!

 

  1. God is a Good God Full Gospel Baptist Church Mass Choir 5:13

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Just Another Day (That The Lord Has Kept Me)

It’s a twofer Sunday.  First off, some GREAT B-3 organ and then a great bluesy version of the same song from the GMWA Mass Choir at the nation convention in Birmingham AL in 2016.

 

  1. Just Another Day (That The Lord Has Kept Me Eustice Matthew Williams 5:04

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  1. "Just Another Day That The Lord Has Kept Me - GMWA Birmingham 2016 - Dan "Spiffy" Neuman on guitar" GMWA Mass Choir 4:30
  2. Just Another Day That The Lord Has Kept Me - GMWA Birmingham 2016 GMWA Mass Choir 4:30

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Lord I Thank You

From Jackson Mississippi, The Anderson Church Sanctuary Choir with a song from their 2008 album, “Joyful Praise”.

 

  1. Lord I Thank You The Anderson United Methodist Church of Jackson, Mississippi Sanctuary Choir 5:17

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I Never Shall Forget” (What He’s Done For Me)

Same great song, different title.  The WHOLE correct title is a combination of the two…”I Never Shall Forget” (What He’s Done For Me)”.  I kind of prefer the NEB Total Praise Choir version. By definition it’s not as pro and polished as the GMWA version, but a bit more real being performed live in a small church.

 

  1. What He's Done For Me GMWA Mass Choir 6:36

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  1. I Never Shall Forget NEB Total Praise Choir 8:59

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Oh Mary Don’t You Weep

This song was suggested to me by Tina Kohout, a singer in Joyful Voices of Inspiration.  Thank you Tina; great find. This cut is from a 1983 album of Prince’s titled “Piano & A Microphone”.  Great self accompanied solo version.

 

 

  1. Mary Don't You Weep Prince 4:26

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The recently released music video for this song is raw and powerful.  Watch on YouTube:

 

 

 

 

He Won’t Fail

Another great song from one of my very favorite old school gospel singers/producers/directors, Rev. Clay Evans

 

  1. He Won't Fail Rev. Clay Evans & The Fellowship Choir 3:58

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Take It To Jesus

Tamela Mann is a great gospel singer, but I haven’t listened to much of her work to be honest. This song is from the soundtrack of the movie “Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman” which I haven’t seen. The song is good gospel though and I thought I would share it with you today.

 

  1. Take It To Jesus Tamela Mann 2:53

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Here’s part of Tamela’s bio from Wikipedia:

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 “Lean on Me”. 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]

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)”.

I Have So Much To Be Thankful For

How could I have possibly overlooked this song after three years of posting??  This is a traditional gospel staple from James Bignon’s Georgia Mass Choir featuring soloist Richardine Holmes recorded in 1989.

 

  1. I Have So Much To Be Thankful For Georgia Mass Choir 4:01

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Jesus Is My Way

Another great traditional gospel song from one of the best from “back in the day”, Rev. Maceo Woods and his Christian Tabernacle Choir Of Chicago.

 

  1. Jesus Is My Way Rev. Maceo Woods & Christian Tabernacle 2:52

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I’m So Thankful

In the 60’s James Cleveland made a deal with Savoy records to help them find new talent.  Cleveland agreed to record 8-10 albums a year under the title “James Cleveland Presents…”. All Cleveland had to do was to find a choir he thought he had merit and perform on ONE TRACK on the album.  These albums were usually made in one marathon 7-8 hour recording session.  Many of the choirs, including Harold Freeman & New Friendship Church Choir, hailed from Chicago, the birthplace of traditional gospel.  This cut dates back to 1976.

 

  1. I'm So Thankful Harold Freeman & New Friendship Church Choir 2:34

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