Marion Williams

I Shall Be Released

I Shall Be Released

Marion Williams was an American gospel singer with an amazing voice which could hit almost any note. Listen to this song and you can’t fail to be moved. The song, written by Bob Dylan became a civil rights anthem.

Earl Gaines

Hymn Number 5

The Best Of Luck To You
Hymn Number 5

Earl Gaines sang the blues, played drums. He toured with Bo Diddley, Etta James and Big Joe Turner. He also played drums with The Hi-Toppers.

Earl Gaines - Hymn Number 5
Earl Gaines – Hymn Number 5

He left the music business around 1975 and for ten years or so swapped the drums for a truck, becoming a driver.

After re-emerging in the 1980’s he had quite a lot of success, including the release of two of his own albums, The Different Feelings Of Blues and Soul and Nothin’ But The Blues.

Born: August 19, 1935

Died: December 31, 2009

Earl Gaines – Wikipedia

The New Testament Gospel Singers


(This Is) The Turning Point

The New Testament Gospel Singers.

The Gospel Classics – More Love, That’s What We Need

The Gospel Classics - More Love, That's What We Need

More Love, That’s What We Need – The Gospel Classics

In fact a Blue Note gospel classic by The Gospel Classics! This song became a worldwide hit, with a title no one could really disagree with…

Actually, it’s more of a soul song in a Tymes kind of way. A nice positive sound with a good message.

The Gospel Classics
The Gospel Classics

The group was composed of singers from various gospel groups scattered across Detroit. These songs with a positive message seem to have disappeared from today’s musical tastes.

A great 45′ played at the club in 1968-1969. Great Soul Gospel sound.

The Gospel Classics –

Tom Clay

Tom Clay..What The World Needs Now (Abraham,Martin and John)

What The World Needs Now

An updated gospel styled re-vamped version by Tom Clay, somewhat like an audio documentary using Burt Bacharach song by The Sweet Inspirations song as the backing theme: about assassinations in sixties America.

Abraham, Martin and John was recorded by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles.

David Peaston

David Peaston - Can I

Take Me Now
With A Made Up Mind

David Peaston with a political message for us all. If this is a political statement, it looks like the politicians, the bankers and the fabulously rich are not in it together with us!

A great record, David was discovered in a TV Talent Show.

Born: March 13, 1957

Died: February 1, 2012

David Peaston – Wikipedia

Clara Ward

Clara Ward - The Right Direction

The Right Direction

A very upbeat single from Clara Ward who did led The Clara ward Singers Gospel Group. It reaches 325 on Kev Roberts Top 500.

The Clara Ward Singers 1963 TV performance: PBS AMERICA