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Another great choir that sings spirituals:



Alicia Keys sings Gospel song by Bob Dylan:

Here she sings her own song about war and sex:

Here Alicia is joined by John Legend in a Bob Marley song:



MacArthur Genius Award winner Marion Williams sings a cappella version of “Oh Death”:

Marion Williams sings a Sister Rosetta Tharp song:



Bill Landford & the Landfordaires perform “Run On For a Long Time:

Lyrics to the above song :

Well you may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

Go tell that long tongued liar, oh well well
Go tell that midnight rider, oh well well  *
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut them down

Stop God Almighty let me tell you the news
My head's been wet with the midnight dews
Coming down on my bended knees
Talking to the man from Galilee

My God spoke and he spoke so sweet
I thought I heard the shuffle of angel's feet
He put one hand upon my head
Great God Almighty let me tell you what he said

Go tell that long tongued liar, oh well well
Go tell that midnight rider, oh well well
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut them down

You may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

You may throw your rock and hide your hand
Working in the dark against your fellow man
As sure as God made the day and the night
What you do in the dark will be brought to the light

You may run and hide, slip and slide
Trying to take the mote from your neighbor's eyes
As sure as God made the rich and poor
You gonna reap just what you sow

You may run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

Go tell that long tongued liar, oh well well
Go tell that midnight rider, oh well well
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut them down

Some people go to church just to sit in the fire
Trying to make a date with the neighbor's wife
Brother let me tell you as sure as you're born
You better leave that woman alone

Because one of these days mark my word
You think that brother is going to work
And you'll sneak up and knock on that door
That's all brother you'll knock no more

Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Let me tell you God Almighty gonna cut you down

Go tell that long tongued liar, oh well well
Go tell that midnight rider, oh well well
Tell the gambler, rambler, back-biter
Tell them God Almighty gonna cut them down

*midnight rider was a slang term for KKK

Songwriters :CHENNEVIERE, ALAIN / MOUICI, AHMED / PERIZ, PASCAL / PIERRE, BERTRAND LOUIS / DP,  Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, IMAGEM U.S. LLC

Another version of the above song (featuring the vocals of Bill Landford & Landfordaires) by Moby:

Yet another version by The Man in Black:

Kris Kristofferson song performed live by Johnny Cash:



Video suggested by Linda Hess:

Here she and Bonnie Raitt rock “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round’:

Mavis live with The Black Arm Band, performing an anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.:

My favorite CD of hers, featuring Ry Cooder on guitar:

Here she performs with the North Mississippi All Stars:

Poet Elizabeth Alexander interviews Mavis Staples:



Great Gospel Male Quartet featuring the late, great Ira Tucker, Jr.:

Another great Hummingbirds’ song:



MARY GAUTHIER


Howard Gospel Choir sings tribute to Trayvon Martin:

A medley of “Hold On” and “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me ‘Round”:

Utterly delightful impromptu performance:


British choir sings mostly in English:



Joshuah Campbell sings in honor Rep. John Lewis:

Here Campbell performs in Harvard College’s Holden Chapel as part of Gabe Fox-Peck’s “Glorybound, a Collaborative Creative Thesis Project in the Study of Religion” under the advisory of Dr. Cornel West:



The FREEDOM SINGERS perform “I Woke Up This Morning With My Mind Set On Freedom” at the 1963 Newport Folk festival:


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