Sometimes you just know great talent when you hear it. While walking this morning this song came on and I was taken by it from the intro. It only got better from there. Only after the song was over did I look to see the name of the song and the artist. I was not surprised in the least to find the song was by one of the greatest choirs ever, Rev. Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Choir from Chicago, Il.
For years The Thompson Community Singers have been recognized as one of the best large choirs to come out of the 1970s and ’80s. No wonder with great songs like “Lord I’m Yours”.
Lord I'm YoursRev. Milton Brunson & Thompson Community Singers5:58
Some of you might know of my love of youth choirs, and The Soul Children of Chicago are one of the very best. This song is yet another adaptation of the 27th Psalm. The execution of this VERY tricky version is unmatched…ever entry, cutoff, crescendo, diminuendo, whatever it is, it’s spot on.
The 27th PsalmWalt Whitman and The Soul Children of Chicago5:11
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This is not a typical piece either. It’s true call and response. But be sure to give it a chance and listen to the whole piece, right through to the Amen. Just so you know, at 3:00 the leader says:
One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple.
What the children respond with is that same phrase, going at about 100 mpg so it’s virtually unintelligible, but still with PERFECT diction and precision. WOW!!! (I took me a long time to figure this out…duh.)
Well, I’m back from my wonderful, marvelous time in Nantucket and ready to get back to real life again and resume my daily blog posts. And what better way to start off a new fall of great gospel songs than with a song from the great Chicago Mass Choir titled. aptly enough, “Wonderful, Marvelous”. I don’t think I had listened to this song all the way through before this morning, but it’s great…you might say it’s marvelous and wonderful.