Suggested Spiritual & Gospel Musicians

Fisk Jubilee Singers, longtime accapella interpreters of spirituals:

 


Moses Hogan Chorale:


Paul Robeson, extraordinary bass vocalist:

 

The great Mahalia Jackson sings Gospel like nobody else:

 


Great choir from Winston-Salem State University:

 


Birmingham Sunlights rehearse “Somewhere to Lay My Head”:

 


John Legend sings and Common raps in this song featured in the film “Selma”:

 


 

Bob Dylan performs his “What Can I Do For You?”



Early 20th-century itinerant bluesy gospel singer Blind Willie Johnson:



Another early gospel/blues singer, Washington Phillips:

 


Staple Singers featuring the incomparable Mavis:

 

Civil Rights classic by Staple Singers:

 


Leonard Cohen performs his song “Hallelujah”:

Here’s another version:

 


 

Bluesman “Georgia” Tom Dorsey became Thomas A. Dorsey, writer of many Gospel classics. Here’s one featuring Marion Williams:


Stanford University choral group:

 

Deeply soulful singing from rural Mississippi: