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Favorite gospel tune

lefthanded guitar 03 Dec 07 - 03:52 PM
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Sorcha 03 Dec 07 - 08:36 PM
dick greenhaus 04 Dec 07 - 12:17 AM
GUEST,Riverman 04 Dec 07 - 06:31 AM
Bob the Postman 04 Dec 07 - 07:57 AM
GUEST,sinky 04 Dec 07 - 04:06 PM
Pastor Mike 04 Dec 07 - 04:34 PM
lefthanded guitar 05 Dec 07 - 02:09 PM
GUEST,Tunesmith 05 Dec 07 - 02:32 PM
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Subject: Favorite gospel tune
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 03:52 PM

Usually it's I'll Fly Away. I recently heard a lovely version of Green Pastures. Please let us know your favorite gospel tune, and if you have any special recording of it you prefer.*







* Please Please....PUHLEEZEEEE answer this post, it may make up for the thread killer below of my search for an autumn song. :-(


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: wysiwyg
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 04:33 PM

Well, "gospel" can mean bluegrass gospel, black gospel, southern gospel-- the gospel sub-variant of any other form of music or culture.

But in bluegrass-gospel, I like how so many texts seem to go to the same tune.

And I like a lot of the Hopeful Gospel Quartet stuff, for eclectic genre-transcending gospel that still sounds oldtimey. Heard "Climbing Up on the Rough Side of the Mountain" today and fell in love with that one all over again.

Black gospel, I like "Sweet Foreverland" a lot.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 05:29 PM

Thanbks for your entry. It reminds me that the first gospel song I fell in love with was indeed black gospel- "Oh Happy Day" by the Edwin Hawkins singers. In fact, every single song on that album just lifted my spirit.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 05:33 PM

PS.. when I heard Patti Griffin's recent song of exaltation "Oh Heavenly Day", I felt it was inspired, in spirit if not musically, by "Oh Happy Day."


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: topical tom
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 05:38 PM

I especially love bluegrass gospel in 4-part harmony. Some of my favourite groups are Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, The Stanley Brothers, Bill Monroe and The Dry Branch Fire Squad.It's really impossible to pick out the ONE favourite tune. However, if pressed I would choose:He Put a Rainbow in the Clouds For Me:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_Hb2ap4vfA


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: open mike
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 08:00 PM

I always enjoy "Lord, you don't have to move that mountain,
just show me the way around it.."
there must be a shorter title,
but it escapes me at the moment..
oh yes, Stumblin' Block

You don't have to move that mountain
Just help me Lord to climb it
You don't have to move that stumblin' block
Just show me the way around it

We must climb a great high mountain
To reach God's gracious kingdom
In His words you'll find the strength
If you will just believe them

You don't have to move that mountain
Just help me Lord to climb it
You don't have to move that stumblin' block
Just show me the way around it

Well, the way is filled with pitfalls
And sometimes we may falter
You can have His grace, my friend
On your knees down at the altar

You don't have to move that mountain
Just help me Lord to climb it
You don't have to move that stumblin' block
Just show me the way around it.


I see it attributed to: Words by Mahalia Jackson,
sung by Ruth Naomi Floyd.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Sorcha
Date: 03 Dec 07 - 08:36 PM

I Saw the Light
Walk in Jerusalem (Just Like John)


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 12:17 AM

For me, there's "Just a Closer Walk", followed, at a discrete distance, by the others.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST,Riverman
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 06:31 AM

'Trouble in My Way' as performed by the Swan Silvertones. I'm not sure of it's trad/gospel provenance but hearing the words '...father of Abraham..' sung so loudly that the microphone distorts is a favourite musical moment of mine.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Bob the Postman
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 07:57 AM

I learned Charles Tindley's "We Will Understand It Better By And By" from a Jim Kweskin record and I sing it almost every day.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST,sinky
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 04:06 PM

morning has broken


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Pastor Mike
Date: 04 Dec 07 - 04:34 PM

For me it's 'There's a place where the streets shine'. I've already told my congregation they are to sing and dance to this at my funeral.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: lefthanded guitar
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 02:09 PM

Thanks for more entries. So many of these songs are favorites of mine as well- A Closer Walk with Thee, I saw the Light, and Morning Has Broken - I am looking forward to hearing the others on You Tube (but need to get on another computer, this one's too slow).

Does Sacred Harp count as gospel. I have always loved Pleyel's Hymn (#1).

I am glad I discovered all different types of gospel, because there are .......moments...and events...and........times.......when I need these songs for inspiration and respite.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 02:32 PM

I love "Drifting to close to the Shore" , and Tim and Molly O'Brien's version of " Down to the river to pray". I, also, have a soft spot for a number of songs Hank Williams wrote/sang e.g. "I Saw the Light" and " I'll have a new body".


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: PoppaGator
Date: 05 Dec 07 - 02:43 PM

In recent years, "Wade in the Water" has taken on a little extra resonance for me and many fellow Orleanians. I may never forget a particularly mournful rendition at the weekly Musican's Mass at St. Anna's, just outside the French Quarter, one recent Wednesday evening. "God's gonna trouble the waters," indeed...

Sam Cooke's "Hem of His Garment" (written and recorded near the end of his tenure with the Soul Stirrers, just before he "went secular") has long been a personal favorite. The essentially wordless chorus truly makes a joyful noise. (I've seen transcriptions that give the lyric of the refrain as "Oh Lord, Oh Lord...," but it sounds to me more like "Whoa-oh, whoa-oh...")


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: topical tom
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 11:55 AM

This is my second post but I changed my mind. This is my all-time favourite gospel tune.   


                                     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_bhr3oIkF0


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GLoux
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 01:22 PM

Where's Jerry Rasmussen?


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: kmbraun
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 02:43 PM

I have rediscovered hymns of late, so this tread is very exciting.

In addition to several of those already mentioned, I am currently enjoying playing:

A Beautiful Life
Lilly of the Valley
Beulah Land
Softly and Tenderly
Farther Along
Angel Band

Years ago, Ry Cooder did an instrumental version of a tune "There will be a Happy Meeting." It may have been the JAZZ album. I'd REALLY love to see a proper four harmony hymnal version of this if anyone in cyberland knows of a source.

Really good thread.

Kurt


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 03:24 PM

Ah, thanks for the link to that fine old southern band doing gospel.

More favorites I am reminded of: Farther Along, Angel Band, Down to the River to Pray.


There's also a great blues type gospel, forgot the name of the song (sigh..for a change) but there's a line about    "I'm going down to the river, and I won't have to die no more" I first heard it sung & played by Danny Kalb but believe it's originally a Rev. Gary Davis song.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: PoppaGator
Date: 06 Dec 07 - 05:00 PM

Speaking of Rev. Davis, let's not forget about "Sampson & Delilah"/"If I Had My Way." Such a great piece of music on its own terms, I often forget that it has a religious theme.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Cats
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 01:13 PM

From Sacred Harp it has to be Northfield. Then there's always Beaulah Land, Bright Morning Star from the Shaker singing and Canaan's Land.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GLoux
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 02:56 PM

Cooke Duet singing Green Pastures


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 03:25 PM

Is "Canaan's Land" ( mentioned by Cats), the same song that Hank William's called "Where the Soul of a Man Never Dies"?


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 07 Dec 07 - 07:06 PM

My preferences run to Green Pastures, Angel Band, Jesus Met the Woman (At the Well), Working on a Building (as long as it's done bluesy), Somewhere Listening for My Name, I'll Fly Away, I Saw the Light. For congregational hymns I like Revive Us Again, Bringing in the Sheaves and Shall We Gather At the River.

SC


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Cats
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 03:36 PM

Tunesmith.. no it's not. You will find it in the Sacred Harp. The first verse is
Farewell my friends we're bound for Canaan
We're travelling through this wilderness
Your company has been delightful
You who have put our minds at rest
Ch
We go away, before to leave you
Perhaps never to meet again
But if we never have the pleasure
we know we'll meet on Canaan's land.

Wonderful and deep in the heart


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: fat B****rd
Date: 08 Dec 07 - 03:54 PM

Gary Davis Beautiful city. All of Black Nativity especially "Children, Go Where I Send Thee".


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: open mike
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 01:42 PM

poor wayfaring stranger


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Megan L
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 03:08 PM

Probably just now its "I need thee every hour"


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: topical tom
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 06:03 PM

One of my all-time favourite gospel songs: Will There be Any Stars in my Crown Not my favourite version; I love the one with Alison Kraus and The Cox Family but I couldn't find it.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 07:25 PM

Finding a favorite is really tough. Just about every song mentioned above that I'm familiar with could make it on my personal favorites list. I really like "Life is like a mountain railroad". Of course there's something about hearing "I sing because I'm Happy, I sing because I'm free. His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me" that hits one of those places you didn't know existed until you hear a certain phrase of music.


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: Louie Roy
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 08:33 PM

It is tough for me to choose so I'll list three
One Day At A Time
I Saw A Man
On The Far Sides Banks Of Jordan

Of course I'm leaving out Why Me Lord
It is No Secret What God Can Do
How Long Has It Been


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Subject: RE: Favorite gospel tune
From: olddude
Date: 04 Feb 09 - 08:47 PM

So many but ya know ... right now I just heard my banjo buddie Barrys video "take your shoes off moses'
love it

take your shoes off moses


then just about anything from Jerry Rasmussen is amazing
Jerry with his Gospel Messengers

Amazing


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