A few of the the fabulous Clark Sisters..at least Twinkie and Karen, traveled to Florida in 1996 to have a concert with The Florida A&M University Choir. The event was taped and recorded and it was quite something.
This song has a wonderful “down home” sound to it. The gospel is raw and real, the soloist not slick or having a particularly great voice, but it works perfectly with the song and its title. This was recorded in 1980, but it sounds so authentic, you’d think it was straight from the roots of gospel. Enjoy
Lord Help MeRev. R.L. White and The Mount Ephraim Baptist Church Choir"3:30
This is a wonderful old 1975 version of “Until I Found The Lord” which was popularized by Walter Hawkins in 1978…which I just noticed I have yet to post…I’ll do that someday in the future. I love this rough recording because it is just good old-time church music.
Until I Found The LordThe Birmingham Community Choir1:56
I had this song in my iTunes library, but it had no info as to artist and album…so I did a bit of research. It’s by Joe Pace and The Colorado Mass Choir and it features great vocals by Alicia Williamson & Maurice Carter. Another version of this song was a huge hit for LaShun Pace Rhodes
Glad About ItJoe Pace & The Colorado Mass Choir4:19
I can never get tired of this great song written by the late Walter Hawkins. Although I have posted a couple of versions in the past, this one caught my ear the other day and I want to share it all with you.
I cant’ find any information on the 103rd Street Gospel Choir other than the fact that the album was released by and England production company that put out lots of “Best Of”s and compilation albums of all sorts of genres of music from Franl Sinatra to oldies to gospel.
To My Fathers House103rd Street Gospel Choir & Pat Lewis2:59
Growing up on Orleans street in the Lauderdale Sub neighborhood of Memphis, he was saved at 11 years old at a revival held in Holy Temple COGIC. Holy Temple COGIC was founded by his father. Later he moved with his family to Detroit, where his father pastored a second church New Jerusalem COGIC. At the age of 16, he received the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and answered his call to ministry in 1956 while he was only 16 years old at New Jerusalem. On November 14, 2000, Patterson was elected as Presiding Bishop of the Church Of God In Christ and he served until his death in 2007…a year after this recording was released.
Another great version of a timeless old song to add to the two I’ve published in the past. The song never gets old and it always makes me think of the kind of life people have, whether incarcerated or imprisoned by life’s hardships, that makes them long to fly away to a better place.
I ll Fly AwayRev. Larry Roberts & The Trinity All Nations Mass Choir4:52
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Some bright morning when this life is over, I’ll fly away To that home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away
When the shadows of this life have gone, I’ll fly away Like a bird from these prison walls I’ll fly, I’ll fly away
Oh, how glad and happy when we meet, I’ll fly away No more cold iron shackles on my feet, I’ll fly away
Just a few more weary days and then, I’ll fly away To a land where joys will never end, I’ll fly away
Oh my!! I have a NEW favorite song I just stumbled across a few days ago and I can’t stop listening to it!! It is a bit of a mash up of several genres and gospel styles and it all works soooo well. AND, every now and again, pay attention to the bassline…it’s awesome as well. I’d love to hear some comments as to what YOU think of the song; my taste in music can be a bit….how do you say….different!
I m Going All The WayRev. Maceo Woods & Christian Tabernacle Good News Broadcast Choir5:52