Category Archives: gospel

SONG OF THE DAY Andrew Wartts & The Gospel Storytellers – Peter & John

In 1982, a record label in Johnson City (and later with an additional presence in Nashville) released an album entitled There Is A God Somewhere.  Recorded by Andrew Watts and the Gospel Storytellers, this LP was issued on Champ Records … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Staple Singers – Going Away

I’m always partial to a bit of gospel, but The Staple Singers add another dimension to this sound! Their superior, soulful and most glorious vocal layers heal the frayed edges of my mind, and to say they soothe my ears … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Ethel Agee – Traveling Home

It was a moment that Ethel Agee never forgets and one that led to the creation of what has become known as a “lost classic”.  Revered and highly sought after amongst record collectors alike, Traveling Home was written by Ethel … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Staple Singers – Masters Of War

Now, if ever there had to be a cover version that shot the original out of the sky, this is MOST DEFINITELY it!!!!! Released on their 1965, This Little Light album, America’s gospel, soul & R&B wizards The Staple Singers … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gabriels – Blame

Their sound is vintage, yet in a completely authentic way and you never quite know what is coming next, for they still maintain a relative air of mystery. LA’s Gabriels are the real deal and have succeeded in carving out … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Gloria Ann Taylor (feat. Misha Panfilov) – Be Worthy

Soul singer Gloria Ann Taylor released only a small amount of music during her brief career in the 1960’s but, crazily enough, never achieved the commercial success of her contemporaries. It wasn’t until much later that she later became a … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Mary Afi Usuah – Ima Mma Uyem

A truly powerful woman of funk, soul and afrolife, Mari Affiong Usuah hailed from Oron town, by way of Calabar in southeastern Nigeria.  With a voice that carries itself over many genre borders, she was trained as an opera singer … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Elvis – Working On The Building

I’m Working on a Building is a traditional African American folk song dating back to as early as 1929, and though many versions have been recorded over the years, Elvis’ rendition is definitely my favourite. The song became popularly associated with … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Fantastic Shadows – Time For Peace

These undeniably soulful, passionate, and urgent songs from obscure 45’s, dug up from a long dormancy in attics, sheds and crates across the American south, are a subset of seventies-era gospel, focusing not on Jesus or God, but instead on … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Exuma – The Obeah Man

 Macfarlane Gregory Anthony Mackey was a Bahamian musician best known as Tony McKay and Exuma! As well as being a musician he was also a playwright and author, but songwriting was his thing, his music an entity of its own. … Continue reading

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