Welcome Note

There is such a rich treasury of gospel music, from the “traditional” songs written in the 1930s – 1950’s, to the mass choir sound pioneered by James Cleveland in the late-60’s, and on through the soul, funk, hip-hop and rap gospel that defines “contemporary” gospel. We want to share some of this music with our … Read more and listen Welcome Note

Walk With Me Lord

A while ago I posted a version of Tina Turner singing this song, but this might be even better. It features Bishop G. E. Patterson. 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 … Read more and listen Walk With Me Lord

Can’t Give Up Now

Mary Mary are actually sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell and Trecina Atkins-Campbell. Formed in 1998, Mary Mary was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling debut album, Thankful, which contained not only this track but the hit single “Shackles (Praise You)”. Their followup album Incredible (2002), reached number one on the Top Gospel Albums … Read more and listen Can’t Give Up Now

His Name Is Jesus

This is a great song, albeit a tad long at just over 9 minutes.  If the first 4 minutes and 42 seconds don’t quite do it for you (I LIKE it…especially the  echo/reverb effect on “money’s gone”), then head right for 4 minute+ vamp.  I love it; nothing special or gimmicky, just good out call … Read more and listen His Name Is Jesus

I’m Going All The Way

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 … Read more and listen I’m Going All The Way

Rain On Me

Thought this song might be appropriate since yet ANOTHER rainy day is in the forecast! Holy Spirit, Rain on me! Pour on me! Drip-drop-drip-drop! Drip-drop-drip-drop!   Jessie Obanner started this group in 1994 and recorded the album titled “Rain On Me”. It was a great start of a powerhouse unit of young people and musicians … Read more and listen Rain On Me

Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Saturday

A little Thanksgiving sampling from Detroit Michigan, home of some of the best gospel in the world.   Charles Nicks, Jr. [Charlie] (July 18, 1941 – July 28, 1988) was an American gospel musician and former pastor, organist, and accompanist of St. James Baptist Church in Detroit, Michigan. Rev. Nicks released his first musical project … Read more and listen Thanksgiving Week 2018 – Saturday