Spiritual & Gospel Musicians-8

MUSICIANS ON THIS PAGE: LITTLE RICHARD * STEVE WINWOOD & TRAFFIC * BLIND FAITH (with Winwood & Clapton) * ERIC CLAPTON * “Sacred Steel” * MCCRARY SISTERS * “Oh Freedom” * “Slave Songbook” * TOMAS LUIS DE VICTORIA *ROBERT ROBINSON * JOSHUA NELSON * CYNTHIA ERIVO (& JENNIFER HUDSON) * HAYDE BLUEGRASS ORCHESTRA * CARAVANS * JUBILANT SYKES * KRIS KRISTOFFERSON * TAJ MAHAL * KELLY JOE PHELPS * SON HOUSE * “Roll Jordan, Roll” from “12 Years a Slave” * ALISON KRAUSS (with Gillian Welch) * FAMILY ONE CHOIR * CUSTER LA RUE & BALTIMORE CONSORT

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Lyrics to the above song:

STATE OF GRACE

Sometimes your life can be sidetracked 
Getting lost in things you don't need 
But we all lose direction 
In a world of greed 

People's lives end in ruin 
Some people's lives never start 
Someone knows what you're doing 
Deep in your heart 

In the hour of need you stood ready 
Looked danger right in the face 
Your heart is moved by the spirit 
When you're living, living in a state of grace 

There's a world never ending 
Sorrow and pain don't exist 
We can live there together 
You can't resist 

'Cause when you think you can't take it 
Dreams disappear into space 
Trust in your heart, you can make it 
When you're living, living in a state of grace 

Nothing worse than sorrow 
Of loved ones you have lost 
You can't face tomorrow 
You can't bear the cross 

Just remember that darkness 
In this world has no place 
You've got so much to give now 
You're living... 

In the hour of need you stood ready 
Looked danger right in the face 
Your heart is moved by the spirit 
When you're living, living in a state of grace

In the hour of need you stood ready 
Looked danger right in the face
Your heart is moved by the spirit 
When you're living, living in a state of grace 

Living, state of grace 
Oh, oh, state of grace 
Baby, when you are living...

Hey, hey, living 
Living, living, oh, oh, yeah, oh, hey 
Living in a state of grace

Composer/Lyricist: Steve Winwood
Composer/Lyricist: Jim Capaldi

BLIND FAITH (featuring STEVE WINWOOD, vocals & piano); ERIC CLAPTON, composer & lead guitar; Rick Grech, bass; and Ginger Baker, drums):

ERIC CLAPTON

Eric Clapton, guitar and lead vocal, and Steve Winwood, organ and lead vocal, at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2007, with Derek Trucks and Doyle Bramhall on guitars:





Sung by the Golden Gospel Singers:

OH, FREEDOM

Oh, freedom, Oh, freedom,
Oh freedom over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'd be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free.

No more weepin,(don't you know), no more weepin,
no more weepin over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'd be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free.

Oh freedom,
Oh, freedom, Oh, freedom,
Oh freedom over me.
And before I'd be a slave
I'd be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free.

And before I'd be a slave
I'd be buried in my grave
And go home to my Lord and be free.

 Choral music for Easter:


From the motion picture HARRIET, the original song “STAND UP” is written by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo. Based on the inspirational life of an iconic American freedom fighter, HARRIET tells the extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman’s escape from slavery and transformation into one of America’s greatest heroes. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and helped change the course of history:


Hayde Bluegrass Orchestra performs their version of Wayfaring Stranger:

“All My Tears”, written by Julie Miller and known through the voice of Emmylou Harris:


Reunion of the original Caravans (Inez Andrews, Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood):

This one features a later Caravans member Shirley Caeser:



Sung and written by Kris Kristofferson:


No words here, but spiritual nonetheless:

With the Pointer Sisters:


See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
See that my grave is kept clean

Dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Dig my grave with a silver spade
Leaving down the golden chain

Every link in my Jesus name
Every link in my Jesus name
Every link in my Jesus name
Leaving down the golden chain

Ever hear that church bell tone
Ever hear that church bell tone
Ever hear that church bell tone
I'm a poor boy, and all be no more

When I'm dead don't grieve for me
When I'm dead don't grieve for me
When I'm dead don't grieve for me
While I'm lying here dead

Come right here and put flowers on my grave
Come right here and put flowers on my grave
Come right here and put flowers on my grave
I'll be living with the safe-going knees

There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
There's one kind of favor I'm gonna ask of you
See that my grave is kept clean

song by Blind Lemon Jefferson

Here she covers a Bob Dylan song: