Back in the ’80s and ’90s, Pastor Keith Pringle was one of the biggest gospel recording stars around. Then he disappeared from the gospel scene and “retired” to be minister of a church somewhere in the south.
Pastor Pringle has resurfaced on this recording from 2014 of a the 25th reunion of a group called “The Voices of Inspiration”. (I like that name…has a certain ring to it!). Anyway, here is Keith singing the classic song “I Feel Like Going On”.
I Feel Like Going OnKeith Pringle, Pastor Kervy Brown & Kathy Taylor3:19
I can’t believe I haven’t posted this song yet. How did I overlook it.?? I immediately thought of “You Must Come In At The Door” when I listened to yesterday’s post, “Come On in The Room”.
This is another song that starts off with a Milton Biggham telling a story, but the fast moving walking bass line, the piano and the marvelous Hammond B3 punctuating the story are wonderful. This is one of the songs that got me hooked on gospel so many years ago. Enjoy!
You Must Come In At The DoorGeorgia Mass Choir6:20
Rev.Milton Biggham founded the Georgia Mass Choir. He has a WONDERFUL gravely voice and a wonderful way of telling these great stories as an intro to some of the choir’s songs. This is such a song. If you want to see him in action, you can watch a video of this performance…he’s great as is the choir as is the old woman, Agnes Coney, who sings the solo.
I’ve posted the original of this song by Norman Hutchins, but, without sounding too biased, I think this 2012 version by Joyful Voices of Inspiration is just as good in its own right. The lead on the song is sung by Darlene Wynne who was a guest artist at this concert; she was a welcome addition for sure. This lady can sing! Mr. James “Fingers” Early on piano is directing the choir.
A nice and different variation on the old song “If WE Ever Needed The Lord Before”. I love the music of Rev. Charles Nicks and The St. James Choir. Nicks and James Cleveland set the standard for gospel choirs in the 80’s and 90’s.
If You Ever Needed The LordRev. Charles Nicks & The St. James Choir4:15
There are soooo many great recordings out “there”; YouTube is a huge treasurer trove. I have an app on my MAC that lets me automatically download just the audio from any YouTube video…it has made maintaining this blog easy.
Here is a great song I found a little while ago. Starts off quietly, but by the end the soloist has really wound things up. It sounds like the song is over after about 6 minutes, but nooooo…it’s just getting started, and as it tails off at the end, I wonder how long the original recording went on!