Category Archives: Gospel Music

This Land Is Your Land: Blind Willie Davis; The Carter Family; Woody Guthrie; Peter, Paul & Mary

Hello there! This week our blog features a folk anthem, This Land Is Your Land. We will first discuss predecessors to this melody from Blind Willie Davis and The Carter Family. Next, we will review Woody Guthrie’s timeless tune, and … Continue reading

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People Get Ready: The Impressions; Neville Brothers Band; Jeff Beck

Hello there! This week our blog features a beautiful gospel/soul tune, People Get Ready. We will first discuss the original version by The Impressions. Next, we will review a cover by The Neville Brothers, and finally a cover by Jeff … Continue reading

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For What It’s Worth: Buffalo Springfield; The Staple Singers; The Jeff Healey Band.

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic folk-rock song, For What It’s Worth. We will first discuss the original by Buffalo Springfield. Next, we will review a cover by The Staple Singers, and we will finish with a … Continue reading

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I Say A Little Prayer: Dionne Warwick; Aretha Franklin; Natalie Cole and Whitney Houston

Hello there! This week our blog features an iconic female pop song, I Say a Little Prayer. We will first discuss the original by Dionne Warwick. Next, we will review a cover of this song by Aretha Franklin, and we … Continue reading

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Think: Aretha Franklin; The Blues Brothers movie; Katharine McPhee.

Hello there! This week’s blog is part of our continuing salute to the memory of Aretha Franklin, who passed away just weeks ago. Here is one of her iconic R&B tunes, Think. We will first review Aretha’s original recording. Next … Continue reading

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Everybody Needs Somebody To Love: Solomon Burke; Wilson Pickett; The Blues Brothers

Hello there! This is the seventh installment in our new feature: “Tim’s Cover Story Goes To The Movies.” Here we discuss a famous song that makes an important contribution to a major movie. This week’s entry is Everybody Needs Somebody … Continue reading

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A Change Is Gonna Come: Sam Cooke; Al Green; Beyonce

Hello there! Our song this week is A Change Is Gonna Come. This is a gospel-inspired pop song that is deeply rooted in the civil rights movement. We will review the original version by Sam Cooke. We will then discuss … Continue reading

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