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.
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.
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?