Robert F. James Cleveland and the First Baptist Church of Nutley, New Jersey, is the song and the arrangement that made young black people want to join mass choirs and sing. The popularity of this song helped convince Cooke, the writer and featured singer, to launch a mainstream performing career. This is one by the Caravans, featuring Inez Andrews, and is one of my personal favorites. Few people still alive even know of its existence. But it could be in the next batch of long-lost gospel classics by a hitherto unknown gospel artist donated to the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Visit the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project website to learn more and to listen to a collection of digitized recordings. He is the author of more than two dozen books and hundreds of magazine articles and is the director of Baylor's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. The University provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 16, students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship.
Other Styles in Traditional Gospel
Black Gospel Music on YouTube
Regardless of your musical background or favorite genre, black gospel music has been so influential to the history of music that its maxims can be found in all types of songs. But in recent years, a handful of gospel artists have raised the global awareness of black gospel music by creating popular songs that exalt God, remain worshipful, and are catchy tunes as well. These songs will help you start the year off right and carry you throughout the year with constant praise in your heart. Kee Buy it on Amazon!
‘The 12 Year Old Genius’: Little Stevie And A Wonderful Chart Double
Mahalia Jackson, a singer with one of the finest voices in this history of gospel music, did full justice to this joyous spiritual from Her moving version even reached the Billboard charts, a strong showing for a gospel single at the time when Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis were dominating the rankings. However, there is a striking version of the song, written by the Baptist minister William Herbert Brewster in the 40s, which was recorded by Marian Anderson, the celebrated contralto singer from Philadelphia.
These black gospel artists bring a power and spirit I can only dream of replicating when I lead worship. Subscribe to the Worship Leader Podcast here. This song knocked me out when I first heard it. I decided this was the gospel song I was finally going to try in my church. So we got the predominantly white worship team together, rehearsed it like crazy. Yep, it came out like a long-lost U2 song. Nothing like the original. Evans brings insane intensity and vocal prowess to this number. Like call and response. Walker performs this masterfully.