“Let the church say Amen!” (Amen!)
“Let’s have church children”
Some good old style traditional gospel for your own little Sunday morning church service at your computer or on your mobile device.
There is a better known version of this song sung by the great LaShun Pace Rhodes, but this version is much grittier and rawer, making it just that much better (Just listen to that one soprano wail on the 1st chorus at 0:21. Wonderful!!) I’ll post LaShun’s version another day.
Okay…all week long I have had a terrible, lasting, case of “ear worm” caused by editing the rehearsal tracks for a new song Joyful Voices is learning, Israel Houghton’s “All Around” from 2004.
So, I thought I’d post the song and try to find out from my listeners (all 20 of you!!!) if this song really is all that catchy, or whether my ear worm is just related to me listening to the song as much as I did while editing the rehearsal tracks.
Let me know if this song has any effect on you. I love it!
An old traditional gem from Milton Brunson and The Thompson Community Choir. Great slow tempo and the lead has a wonderful baritone voice. The female soloist sure sounds a lot like Aretha. Love hearing those lovely blues-ed up gospel chords on the piano on the left channel.
Pass Me NotRev. Milton Brunson and The Thompson Community Choir3:43
Here’s a classic traditional gospel song from one of my favorite gospel legends, Rev. Clay Evans (and the AARC [The African American Religious Connection] Mass Choir).
All My HelpRev. Clay Evans and The AARC Mass Choir7:15
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Rev. Evan’s Wikipedia bio is both impressive and illuminating. He was born on June 23, 1925, in Brownsville, Tennessee. He was a graduate of Carver High School, then he moved onto Chicago Baptist Institute for seminary education. He also attended Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, along with The University of Chicago Divinity School and was ordained as a Baptist minister in 1950. He went on to found Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago in 1958.
In 1965, Rev. Evans joined Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr., to promote the civil rights movement in Chicago. In 1971 they founded the Operation PUSH coalition, to encourage black self-help. Evans served as chairman of the organization from 1971 and 1976, and he is currently its chairman emeritus.
All that AND he created marvelous music as well. God bless him.