Posts Tagged ‘Gospel music’

Sit Down Servant

September 23, 2018

“Sit Down Servant” (aka “Sit Down Servant and Rest Awhile),” a traditional spiritual, performed by The Staples Singers, 1963.

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It’s Another Day’s Journey

September 16, 2018

“It’s Another Day’s Journey (and I’m Glad About It),” by The Mighty Clouds of Joy, recorded in performance at the Music Hall in Houston, 1967.

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Get Right With God

September 9, 2018

“Get Right With God,” by the Davis Sisters, 1950. Ruth Davis, lead vocal.

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Trouble In The Street

September 2, 2018

“Trouble In The Street,” written by Clay Graham, and recorded by him with the Pilgrim Jubilee Singers, 1991.

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Nobody Knows

August 26, 2018

“Nobody Knows,” by Pastor T.L. Barrett & the Youth For Christ Choir, 1971. An amazing arrangement of the traditional “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.”

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If I Had a Hammer

August 19, 2018

“If I Had a Hammer,” written by Lee Hays and Pete Seeger, performed by Albertina Walker and The Caravans, 1969. Singers probably include Loleatta HollowayWillie James McPhatterJulia Mae PriceDoris Willingham, and Gwen Morgan.

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You’ve Got To Move

August 12, 2018

“When The Lord Get Ready, You’ve Got To Move,” by Brother Joe May, “The Thunderbolt of the Midwest.”

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Daniel Saw the Stone

August 5, 2018

“Daniel Saw the Stone,” recorded by the Pilgrim Travelers, 1955 or 1956. Lou Rawls, then a member, left for a stint in the Air Force, returning a few years later.

Compare the lyrics in Folk songs of the American Negro, Frederick J. Work (editor), 1907.

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Don’t Let the Devil Ride

July 29, 2018

“Don’t Let the Devil Ride,” written by Rev. Oris Mays, recorded by Brother Joe May, 1969. This is probably the most influential version of the song.

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Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name

July 22, 2018

“Hush, Somebody’s Calling My Name,” by Brother Joe May, 1959. The song is often attributed to T.H. Wiseman who recorded it with the Bethel Jubilee Quartet in 1923, but seems much older.

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