Give It To Me

As I look for songs I’ve yet to post, I’m amazed at how I’ve missed some of the great classic songs. Case in point; Rev. James Cleveland’s 1976 recording of his composition, “Give It To Me”.  For those who were with Joyful Voices when the choir first formed in 1999, this song was one of the first songs we learned and was part of our repertiore for several years…and with good reason.  It’s a GREAT song.

 

  1. Give It To Me Rev. James Cleveland and The Southern California Community Choir 4:06

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You’re Worthy Of The Praise

A wonderful classic from the 1993 GMWA Convention held in Chicago Illinois.  Great honky-tonk piano on the intro and, as to be expected, a powerful choir.

Put on your dancin’ shoes and get ready for some rockin,’ reelin’, hand-clappin’, raise the roof and praise the Lord gospel!

 

  1. You're Worthy Of The Praise GMWA National Mass Choir 4:04

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Kirk Franklin Tribute to Rev. Timothy Wright

Ya never know what you might stumble across on the web!  This morning I found a great tribute to the late Rev. Timothy Wright (Trouble Don’t Last Always) by Kirk Franklin and some wonderful backup choir…I don’t thing it is his “Family” or “God’s Property”, but no matter, they’re great.

 

  1. Kirk Franklin Salute To The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright" Kirk Franklin 3:24

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This is a mash up of both Franklin songs and Wright songs (I edited it a bit)…it really doesn’t matter whose song is which; it makes for a great audio track. Oh…just so ya know, they mix in some of Rev. Wright’s vocals from time to time, as in the beginning where he sings “Jesus, Jesus, Jesus”.

Another Day’s Journey

I love the sheer, raw power of LaShun Pace’s voice,  and this old traditional song showcases it perfectly. The simple dominant bass drum beat, the solo voice and the choir grab you at the start and suck you right in.  Other than the opening piano riff, the song is acapella all the way through until about 2:00 when the choir and the band come in for a brief vamp at the end.

 

  1. Another Day's Journey LaShun Pace-Rhodes 2:34

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(Come And Go With Me) To My Father’s House

This is arguablely one of the best gospel recordings ever.  Not only is the choir off the hook, but the lead/soloist is just an amazing, truly gifted, anointed gospel singer.  Although this is a cover of The Edwin Hawkins Singer’s version, it deserves serious attention.

*(N.B. I hope you realize that the write up above is pure fiction. The only truth is that the song is a great song.  For those how might not know, The Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir was the pre-cursor to Joyful Voices of Inspiration.  This song was recorded in 2000, the group’s 2nd year.)

 

  1. (Come and Go With Me To) My Father's House Geoff Hicks Inspirational Choir 3:51

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Jesus Is All The World To Me

A nice old song of the Church from Keith Pringle and his Pentecoastal Community choir from 1990.

 

  1. Jesus Is All The World To Me Keith Pringle and the Pentecostal Community Choir 4:15

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The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow

Another version of Thomas A. Dorsey’s song “The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow”.

 

  1. The Lord Will Make A Way Somehow The National Convention of Choirs and Choruses 3:54

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Jesus Is The Light of The World

  1. Jesus Is The Light of The World Rev. James Cleveland & The Charles Fold Singers 5:18

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Jesus Is The Light Of The World

  1. Jesus Is The Light Of The World The First Church of Deliverance Choir of Chicago 6:05

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Thank You Lord

  1. Thank You Lord Rev. James Cleveland & the Southern California Community Choir 5:17

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