Gospel – Shout About It!

gospel1   You don’t need to believe.  You only need to listen.  Black gospel music.  This is the home of exquisite notes, explosive emotion, and unbridled joy!  This is where all the great soul singing came from.  Aretha, Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, Wilson Pickett, The Four Tops, Joe Russell, The Persuasions, and just about everyone else you can think of, had their beginnings in the church.  Gospel was the music that allowed a full force expression of feeling that inspired, moved, and shook people to their souls.  And always will.

gospel4 Mary Don’t You Weep  Shirley Caesar and the Swan Silvertones

Ecstatic, rooted in faith, and driven by passion, these sounds are an ocean of music whose influence has been felt by everyone, whether they know it or not.  It tells stories, it asks for help, it makes you want to clap your hands, get up and dance, and start shouting!  Hallelujah is a word, a call to comfort, an exclamation, a wild shout to the heavens!  Amen is an affirmation.

gospel6  This May Be The Last Time  The Original Blind Boys of Alabama

gospel3  Two Wings   The Christianaires

There are many kinds of gospel and these tunes are only a part of it.  They are deep, soulful, and exciting.  It’s music that communicates and galvanizes.  It can drive you wild.  It can lift you up and set you on the right road.  It can open your heart.  It can comfort and heal.  Can I get a witness?

gospel2  I’m Going All The Way  Sounds of Blackness

About Ted Ringer

I am a writer, artist, and listener. Great music is everywhere and has no limits. Some of it is well-orchestrated and some is short and sweet. It can spring out of a moment of deep feeling or result from long periods of development. Music is communication, inspiration, and a million other things. This blog wants to share the wealth and keep toes tapping.
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