Spiritual & Gospel Musicians-5

MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: THE GOLDEN GATE QUARTET * KATHLEEN BATTLE *  JESSYE NORMAN * TIERNEY SUTTON * BIRDS OF CHICAGO * SISTER ROSETTA THARPE (& MARIE KNIGHT) * ANONYMOUS 4 * SOUL MISSION * MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT * BARBARA HENDRICKS & MOSES HOGAN * INDIA.ARIE * LOVE SONG TO THE EARTH * RY COODER

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One of the best male quartets in jubilee-style Gospel music:

An early song about segregation:

Kathleen Battle sings solo:

Here she duets with Alicia Keys:

An entire concert of spirituals featuring Battle & Norman:

Jessye Norman sings solo:


Jazz singer Tierney Sutton swings “Wayfaring Stranger”:

Jean Chaumont and Tierney Sutton perform their composition:


Birds of Chicago perform “Till It’s Gone” on Audiotree Live, November 10, 2012:


Sister Rosetta Tharpe & Marie Knight:

Sister Rosetta alone:


Female classical vocal quartet covers hymns from the American folk tradition:


Featuring Tata Vega, vocals; Booker T. Jones, Hammond organ; and Steve Cropper, guitar:

Featuring Alfie Silas, vocals; and Booker T. Jones, Hammond organ:

Featuring Lynn Davis, vocals; Booker T. Jones, organ; and Steve Cropper, guitar:



Country-blues singer covers a couple gospel standards:


Hendricks & Hogan Singers perform “Wade in the Water:

Hendricks & Hogan Singers perform “Study War No More”:

On this one she’s accompanied only by Dmitri Aleexev’s piano:


Soul singer India.Arie performs gospel songs which she also wrote:


Environmental song with religious implications:


Ry Cooder performs a Blind Willie Johnson song:

Cooder (accompanied by Ricky Skaggs on mandolin) sings Blind Alfred Reed’s “You Must Unload”:

LYRICS TO “Straight Street”

well i used to live on broadway, right next to the liar’s house 
my number was self-righteousness and a very little guide of mouth 
so i moved, yes i moved, and i’m living on straight street now 

before i moved over, let me tell you how it was with me 
old satan had me bound in chains and i had no liberty 
one day my heart got troubled all about my dwelling place 
i heard the Lord when He spoke to me, and he told me to leave that 
     place 
so i moved, i moved and i’m living on straight street now 

since i moved, i’m really living, i’ve got peace within 
i thank the Lord for everything, so glad i found new friends 
since i moved, i moved, and i’m living on straight street now