Oh Happy Day is a 1967 gospel music arrangement of an 18th-century hymn. Recorded by the Edwin Hawkins Singers, it became an international hit in 1969. Hawkins’ arrangement quickly became a “standard” and has been recorded by hundreds of artists. It was included on the RIAA Songs of the Century list and won Hawkins a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970. Continue reading
Tramaine Hawkins performs Coming Home and Going Up Yonder at Albertina Walker Memorial Concert (October 16, 2010). Continue reading
Fred Hammond and Radical For Christ perform Yes My Father Is from the 2000 album Purpose By Design.
Kelontae Gavin, an energetic contemporary gospel vocalist from Ridgeville, South Carolina, unwittingly launched his career with a performance of the Rev. Paul Jones’ “I Won’t Complain.” Recorded in his high-school cafeteria in 2014 and uploaded to YouTube, the interpretation caught the attention of Atlanta-based pastor and music executive Marquis Boone. Continue reading
Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers single For Every Mountain from his 1997 album No One Else featuring Yvette Williams lead vocal became a fiery gospel anthem. Continue reading
Charlie Wilson performs his song “I’m Blessed” featuring T.I live at the Apollo Theater. Continue reading
Shirley Ann Caesar-Williams, known professionally as Shirley Caesar is considered the First Lady of Gospel Music. The singer, songwriter and recording artist career has spanned over six decades. Caesar is a multi-award winning artist, with eleven Grammy Awards and seven Dove Awards to her credit.
Snoop Dogg surprised many by releasing his first Gospel album The Bible Of Love, and then by reaching the #1 spot on the Gospel albums chart. His current single Blessing Me Again features the legendary Rance Allen, and the video is a lot of fun. Continue reading
Robert Anderson started The Caravans in 1947. The group reached its peak popularity during the 1950s and 1960s, launching the careers of a number of artists, including: Albertina Walker, Delores Washington, Inez Andrews, Shirley Caesar, Reverend James Cleveland, Dorothy Norwood, Bessie Griffin, Josephine Howard, and Loleatta Holloway.
The Kirk Franklin Salute to The Godfather Rev. Timothy Wright at the 2009 Stellar Awards. Continue reading