Suggested Spiritual & Gospel Musicians-3

Ex-pat and sometime opera singer John Littleton performs “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”:

 

Another Spiritual sung by John Littleton:

 



 

Ledisi sings a cappella version of Thomas Dorsey’s “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” as performed in the MLK Jr. biopic “Selma”:

 



 

Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount perform “His Eye Is On The Sparrow”:

Another version of the same song by the satin-voiced soul man Marvin Gaye:

 



 

A couple of songs featuring the great bass singer, Jimmy Jones:

 



 

The late daughter of Nat “King” Cole sings Dylan’s Gospel song “Gotta Serve Somebody”:

 



Nat “King” Cole joins Mahalia Jackson on the Spiritual “Steal Away”:

 



 

Baritone Robert McFerrin Sr. performs “Deep River”, “His Name So Sweet”, “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, and “Witness”:

 

Another Spiritual sung by McFerrin Sr.:




 

Bobby McFerrin Jr. directs vocal group on “The 23rd Psalm”:

 

McFerrin Jr. performs a jazz version of “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho”:

 

A bluesy version of “Fix Me, Jesus” by McFerrin Jr. and his spirityouall band:

 



 

A cappella vocal group performs “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot”, “Motherless Child” and “Aint-a That Good News!”:

 


 

“Mr. Burton’s profoundly moving – indeed, haunting – interpretation of the crucifixion anthem “He Never Said a Mumblin’ Word.”…Their work is most imaginative and delightful…A beautiful and lovable disc. JAMES R. OESTREICH” – New York Times

Dashon Burton performs spirituals and protest songs with fellow Bronx-born Nathaniel Gumbs. Produced by Geoffrey Silver, engineered by Loren Stata―on Acis Records.

 

Another Dylan Gospel song in 2 versions:

 



 

Ben Harper and the Blind Boys of Alabama sing here. Danny O’Keefe is co-writer with Dylan on this spiritual song:



 

Kenyan-born, Seattle-based Naomi sings folk music with a spiritual slant:

 

 



 

The Steeles perform a song composed by Stevie Wonder:

Lyrics to the above song:

“Heaven Help Us All”

Heaven help the child who never had a home,
Heaven help the girl who walks the streets alone
Heaven help the roses if the bombs begin to fall,
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help the black man if he struggles one more day,
Heaven help the white man if he turns his back away.
Heaven help the man who kicks the man who has to crawl,
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help us all
Heaven help us all, help us all.
Heaven help us, Lord, hear our call when we call Oh, yeah!
Heaven help the boy who won’t reach twenty one,
Heaven help the man who gave that boy a gun.
Heaven help the people with their backs against the wall,
Lord, Heaven help us all.
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help us all,
Heaven help us all, help us all.
Heaven help us, Lord, hear our call when we call, help us all.

Now I lay me down before I go to sleep.
In a troubled world, I pray the Lord to keep, keep hatred from the mighty,
And the mighty, from the small,
Heaven help us all.
Oh, oh, oh, yeah!
Heaven help us all
Heaven help us all.
Heaven help us all,
Heaven help us all, help us all.
Heaven help us, Lord, hear our call when we call, help us all.

composed by Stevie Wonder

Another version of the above song:

 



 

Charlie & Emily Parr perform “Daniel and the Lion’s Den”:

 



 

Pop star Sam Cooke started out singing Gospel music with the Soul Stirrers:



 

Tata Vega (of “The Color Purple” fame) performs songs from her Quincy Jones-produced album “Now I See”:

 



 

Last but not least:


Jazz singer sings the Gospel here:

Here she sings a song from Bob Dylan:

 



 

 

Maria Mudaur & Bonnie Raitt perform a gospel song:

Maria Muldaur & Taj Mahal perform a Blind Willie Johnson song, which also appears on Muldaur’s CD “Richland Woman’s Blues”:

Emmylou Harris and Julie Miller sing Julie’s tune accompanied by guitarist Buddy Miller:

Lyrics to the above song:

ALL MY TEARS

When I go don’t cry for me
In my Father’s arms I’ll be
The wounds this world left on my soul
Will all be healed and I’ll be whole

Sun and moon will be replaced
With the light of Jesus’ face
And I will not be ashamed
For my Savior knows my name

It don’t matter where you bury me
I’ll be home and I’ll be free
It don’t matter where I lay
All my tears be washed away

Gold and silver blind the eye
Temporary riches lie
Come and eat from Heaven’s store
Come and drink and thirst no more

So weep not for me my friend
When my time below does end
For my life belongs to Him
Who will raise the dead again

It don’t matter where you bury me
I’ll be home and I’ll be free
It don’t matter where I lay
All my tears be washed away …



 

Gillian Welch and David Rawlings perform their song “By The Marks”:

 



 

I’m With Her (Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz & Aoife O’Donovan) perform a Ralph Stanley Gospel music cover.

 

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