On repeat today…
…because I haven’t felt a drop since I have been here…
Black Music Month runs the gamut.
Being a native Detroiter and a fan of gospel music, there was no way I would not be influenced by the Winans. “Trust in God” was never a mega hit for them but it has always been one of my favorites. So soulful and a real testimony that has always spoken to me.
I didnt know which of the many Winans songs I should post as the second one for this post…until I got a response from a very close friend. S/O to Khadijah. I posted this one for you. Its actually my favorite rendition (from the Live at Carnegie Hall album) and I can almost tell the story like Marvin Winans himself.
By the way, when you need the quintessential gospel voice to accompany you… Marvin Winans ALWAYS fits the bill.
This harkens back to the politically tinged hip-hop that originally sparked my interest in the genre. Gotta support artistry like this..
S/O to Sheldon Bertram for telling me about this song first.
Listen and Learn young fellas…
I play this song to remind myself, too.
Mint Condition – Nothing Left To Say, What Kind of Man Would I Be & Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)
Absolutely love this group. Stokely is underrated. Real R&B…
If you know me at all, you know I am a Take 6 fan and that I love ATCQ. I was officially introduced at Howard University… A shout out to all my Drew ’89 Howardites (Reed, Acree, Bell, Brewer, Griggs, Cafe and the others I forgot in my old age…)
Black Music Month.
As we continue this celebration of Black Music Month, you cannot ignore the contributions of the Gospel genre on Black America. If you are into gospel music…THIS is a must have album. Franklin at his best, in my opinion. Good gospel music has always spoken to the issues of the downtrodden, misunderstood and oppressed. These 2 songs are on repeat in my house…
In honour of Black Music Month, I thought I’d share some of my favourites this entire month…
Some new and some old..
Your comments are always welcome.