- Thank You, Lord Bam Crawford's Purpose 3:26
Every time I hear this song I say to myself, “the choir should learn this. It would be a great song to take with us when we travel out of the country.” The lyrics feature “thank you” in six different languages. I did edit out two verses at the beginning because they don’t add much to the broader ecumenical message, “All nations of the earth, in every tongue, and every kindred, give thanks unto the Lord”.
- I Thank You Lord The Savannah Community Choir 4:24
Elijah Larry McDuffie
AKA E. Larry McDuffie
E. Larry’s music background goes back to his pre-teen years when he started playing the piano at an early age. He started playing without any instructions and was soon playing for his home church. Other churches in the community began to take notice and hired E. Larry to play for their choirs.
In 1964 E. Larry founded the Savannah Community Choir with over one hundred local voices. This choir went on to record more than a dozen national albums, traveled throughout the United States sharing the Gospel Stage with some of the world’s greatest such as: Rev. James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, Georgia Mass Choir, Mississippi Mass Choir, Kirk Franklin, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy and others.