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About the best singers in gospel music and more.

The Gospel Greats Gail Nobles

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About the best singers in gospel music and more.

    Rev. James Cleveland 12:9:22 6.58 PM

    Rev. James Cleveland 12:9:22 6.58 PM

    Intro by: Gail Nobles
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    Hello, I’m Gail Nobles and you’re listening to a show about the gospel greats. Today’s topic is Rev. James Cleveland.

    Rev. James Cleveland believed that gospel music should be low keyed. He didn’t believe in rock gospel. James Cleveland believed gospel music expressed love for Christ and that it was more about the message. In rock gospel, to him, the music is more important than the message.

    Some gospel singers think more about survival like The Mighty Clouds of Joy. They believed that gospel music should be up-beat.

    I remember James Cleveland being played a lot on the radio in the 80’s & the Mighty Clouds of Joy too. I began to gradually notice a change in gospel music altogether. There was more than choir, piano, and organ. There were more instruments added. The gospel singers had more of a studio sound than of a live sound. They began to sound more modern than old fashioned.

    James Cleveland was not only a gospel singer, but a musician, arranger, composer, and choir leader. Cleveland incorporated traditional black gospel, soul, pop, and jazz in arrangements for mass choirs. On top of that, it seemed he was successful with his belief in doing gospel music the old fashioned way. When some gospel singers couldn’t make it his way.

    Like the Mighty Clouds of Joy. They did things different. They needed hit records, & they were a quartet kind of group. They had a hit record titled “Mighty High”. If you listen to the song, you can definitely hear the difference between them & James Cleveland.

    James Cleveland had no intention of crossing over into rock gospel. James Cleveland had sung songs like “Lord Do It, You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened, Can’t Nobody Do Me Like Jesus, Where Is Your Faith In God, & Peace Be Still. When I think of him, I think of when I first heard him sing, “I Don’t Feel No Ways Tired”.

    Throughout his career, Cleveland appeared on hundreds of recordings and earned 4 Grammy Awards. He was first gospel musician to earn a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was inducted into the Gospel Musical Hall of Fame in 1984. Cleveland is regarded by many to be one of the greatest gospel singers that ever lived. He was known as the King of Gospel music.

    • 3 min
    Doe Jones - When I Pray 11:14:22 7.58 PM

    Doe Jones - When I Pray 11:14:22 7.58 PM

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    There’s a gospel singer named Doe who has a single out titled “When I Pray.” Doe also released an official music for “When I Pray” which had a broadcast premiere airing on the BET Gospel, BET Soul, and BET Her channels, as well as on BET.com.

    I think the video is pretty awesome as well as the song itself because it’s about prayer. The video shows a little girl praying with her mother before she goes to bed, a family at dinner time praying, & Doe singing “ When I Pray” The song is from her album “Clarity”.

    Doe is an Award-Winning recording artist. She is a three-time Grammy-nominated, two -time Dove Award winner. She has released a new Spanish Track - En Ti Yo ESPERARE. I hope I said it right because I can’t speak Spanish. The release track says in parentheses ( What I’m Waiting For) feat. Twice.

    You can find out more about Doe & her music at
    doejonesmusic.com I’m Gail Nobles. You’re listening to a show about the Gospel Greats. Don’t forget to check out Doe Jones gospel single “ When I Pray”. Thank you for listening.

    • 1 min
    Five Blind Boys of Alabama-Walk With Me 10:3:22 2.18 PM

    Five Blind Boys of Alabama-Walk With Me 10:3:22 2.18 PM

    Song: Walk With Me
    Song by: Five Blind Boys of Alabama
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    Keyboardist & Timpani Drums: Gail Nobles
    Podcast vocals: Gail Nobles
    Story by: Gail Nobles

    Today’s topic: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama - Walk With Me.

    Walk with me dear Lord
    Walk with me
    Walk with me dear Lord
    Walk with me
    Oh Lord on this tedious journey
    I want Jesus to walk with me …

    I heard that song on the AM station. Seems like it was the AM 1010 station WELS in Kinston NC - Andy & the HotFoot Club if I’m not mistaken. I remember him playing old songs & old sermons. I think it was in the 1990s. But I never knew the name of the group that sang the song. I searched high & I searched low, & your know old songs like that by singing groups can be hard to find.

    I asked myself, “ Is it the Five Blind Boys of Mississippi?” But it was not them. I knew it had to be an old group that had been singing for years. I asked myself, “How about the Five Blind Boys of Alabama?” Sure enough it was them.

    For some reason, I love the way they sing Jesus Walk With Me. The style sounds like country gospel. I love the instruments and how the band put the music together for the song. It sounds like a prayer, and I do need Jesus to walk with me. How about you? The Five Blind Boys of Alabama has done a great job singing Jesus Walk With Me.

    The group was founded in 1939 in Talladega Alabama. The group enjoyed even further exposure and success in 2000s. The Blind Boys of Alabama performed “Free At Last” at the White House on Feb. 9, 2010. In 2010, the Blind Boys were inducted into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

    I’m Gail Nobles, & You’re listening to a show about the Gospel Greats. Today’s topic: The Five Blind Boys of Alabama - Walk With Me.

    • 3 min
    Cassietta George- Walk Around Heaven 9:30:22 9.47 PM

    Cassietta George- Walk Around Heaven 9:30:22 9.47 PM

    Song: Walk Around Heaven
    Song by: Cassietta George
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    Podcast vocals: Gail Nobles

    Today on Gospel Greats,Cassietta George - Walk Around Heaven. The song goes something like this ..(singing). … That’s kind of the way Cassietta would sing it.

    She was a gospel vocalist, and composer for many of the songs sung by The Caravans. George was a member of Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker's The Caravans, the most popular touring gospel group from the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. She later launched a successful solo career, recording over 16 albums in Los Angeles for Audio Arts Inc. Along the way, George wrote over a hundred songs, and was twice nominated for a Grammy in 1969 & 1979, for Best Soul Gospel Performance. In 2017, she was inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.

    Walk Around Heaven is a song released in 1964. Cassietta George sang it in the most beautiful way. It’s just one of the songs I remember hearing most by her.

    I’m Gail Nobles & you’re listening to a show about The Gospel Greats.

    • 2 min
    The McCrary Sisters 9:9:22 3.08 PM

    The McCrary Sisters 9:9:22 3.08 PM

    Vocals by: Gail Nobles
    Song: Hold On
    Song by: The McCrary Sisters

    Today’s topic: The McCrary Sisters. Ann, Regina, Deborah, and Alfreda. Deborah was known as the low, deep voiced member of the sisters. She left us at the age of 67.

    The McCrary Sisters are a gospel quartet from Nashville, Tennessee, formed in 2010 by sisters Ann McCrary, Deborah McCrary, Regina McCrary, and Alfreda McCrary. They have released four studio albums and one live album: Our Journey (2010), All the Way (2013), Let's Go (2015), Live (2017) and A Very McCrary Christmas (2019).

    The McCrary Sisters are the daughters of a former Baptist preacher, Reverend Samuel H. "Sam" McCrary (1913-1991), who was a founding member of The Fairfield Four.
    The four sisters (now 3 sister) are great in harmonizing. I love the kind of gospel songs that they sing. They are old school but can be new school too. They can sing with and without music.
    One of the songs that I love to hear the McCrary Sisters sing is “Hold On” from their 2015 album “Let’s Go”. There are a lot of other great songs on that album too.
    What do they have for 2022? They have a new single titled “Run On” and another single titled “Shake It Off”.
    To find out more about the McCrary Sisters go to McCrarysisters.com.

    I’m Gail Nobles, and you’re listening to a show about the Gospel Greats. Music News Commentary. …

    • 3 min
    S.M. Lockridge - The Lordship of Christ

    S.M. Lockridge - The Lordship of Christ

    Sermon: Lordship of Christ
    Sermon by: S.M. Lockridge
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    ….. Once Simon Peter stood before a hostile crowd and said: "God hath made that same Jesus Whom ye have crucified both Lord and Christ."

    Christ represents the thing which God hath done to redeem us.
    Lord represents that we ought to do because we are redeemed.

    We ought to call Him Master and be His obedient servants!
    We ought to call Him Owner because He possesses absolutely our lives!

    In Him we live and move and have our being!
    We ought to call Him Father and be obedient sons and daughters!
    He is our only hope!
    He is our only help!
    God is our refuge and our strength . . .

    Jesus is Lord!

    He came down the stairway of heaven:
    Born in Bethlehem!
    Brought up in Nazareth!
    Baptized in Jordan!
    Tempted in the wilderness!
    Performed miracles by the roadside!
    Healed multitudes without medicine and made no charges for His services!
    He conquered everything that came up against Him!
    He even went up on Calvary and died there and then went down in the grave!
    And there cleaned out the grave and made it a pleasant place to wait for the resurrection!
    And then on scheduled time by the might of His own power He got up with every form of power in the orbit of His omnipotence!
    Men have been trying to wrestle His power from Him all these years!
    Then, then they are trying to wait; they think that maybe one time His power will fail!
    Men have tried to destroy Him!
    But don't you know you can't destroy Him!
    What you gonna use for power – all power belongs to Him!

    Well, if you try to destroy Him by fire, He'll refuse to burn!
    If you try to destroy Him by water, He'll walk on the water!
    If you try to destroy Him by a strong wind, the tempest will lick His hand and lay down at His feet!
    If you try to destroy Him with the Law, you'll find no fault in Him!
    If you try to destroy Him with the seal of an empire, He'll break it!
    If you try to destroy Him by putting Him in the grave, He'll rise!
    If you try to destroy Him by rejection or ignoring Him, before you know it you'll hear a still, small voice saying behold I stand at the door and knock!
    If a man open the door I'll come in and sup with Him!

    He's Lord! …..

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