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#1128213 - 12/15/06 02:11 PM Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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I am wondering if anyone can suggest some good Black Gospel style on cd that has alot of good old time piano and organ that is not burried in the mix???
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#1128214 - 12/15/06 03:12 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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I can't tell you a specific CD, since most of my stuff is on vinyl, but anything by Mahalia Jackson is a winner.

#1128215 - 12/15/06 03:30 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Thanks Chad
She is great but the keys are not out front on all her stuff.
I want more stripped down stuff, heavy on the keys.
Do you know of any artists who are maybe piano players themselves since they would put the keys up front in the mix???Someone like Ray Charles but gospel... Help is appreciated


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#1128216 - 12/20/06 08:55 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Sorry, I can't help you out there. Maybe you would want to try the Musicplayer.com keyboard forums?

Chad

#1128217 - 12/20/06 10:27 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Here is one I like...
A 2 CD set I bought at about 8.99 at the Walmrt.

"Church Ut Up!"
30 Church Choir Classics
Featuring Rickey Payton
Urban Nation
and New Bethel.
*Includes 24 page history of Gospel Music.

I'll see if I can find some samples at Amazon. and send a link if I can


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#1128218 - 12/20/06 10:32 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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#1128219 - 12/20/06 10:39 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Unfortunately I couldn't find any MP# samples there of the cuts on it. But try Amazon and just type in Black Gospel and see what you get. Maybe even try Black Gospel Piano"?


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#1128220 - 12/21/06 12:42 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Thanks for the suggestion. I will look at walmart also. So these are not done in the Lutheran/Catholic style are they??? I am looking for toe tappin Church music lol..


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#1128221 - 12/21/06 01:03 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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These are toe tapping ones. The kind that get you rolling along in praise and worship.
"Oh Happy Day" just wouldn't sound the same done the Luth. way (OK folks... I grew up as a Lutheran so I can dis them a bit.).

The price was right... and you will feel like you are in a black church attending an all day sunday service in no time. I seriously want to go to a church that has a choir that does black gospel music. To me, this way of doing the gospel music brings it alive and makes you feel something inside.


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#1128222 - 12/21/06 01:05 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Here is a message board I found the other day; you might find it helpful also.

http://www.blackgospel.com/interact/


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#1128223 - 12/21/06 01:08 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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I found this one also yesterday.
http://www.learngospelmusic.com/

I used to have some other great links I used... but lost them when I got the new computer.


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#1128224 - 12/21/06 01:11 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Edit:
Here is one of the groups Bios... cool group indeed.

http://www.urbannation.org/urbanbio.html

just for fun I plugged in Urban Nation Hip Hop Choir and got this website...

http://www.urbannation.org/


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#1128225 - 12/21/06 01:16 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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I really enjoy listening to great black church choirs singing black gospel.

This group I first heard on the BET channel (Sunday mornings you can watch black gospel videos and performances at around 9-10 am. btw)

http://www.tricitysingers.com/
I love their tune "Blessing Of Abraham"... (watch for the video of it on BET on Sundays) as
they really do this one right. With multiple choirs on it I think.

Quote from their website:
USA Today once referred to them as "one of the most phenomenal choirs out now" and - after 15 years of hits, Grammy nominations and TV appearances - Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers are parting company. However, they are going out on the heels of their most successful release (CD/DVD) Finale Act I & II (EMI Gospel), which kicks off October 11th in Nashville. The rousing lead single, "The Blessing of Abraham" spent an unprecedented 18 weeks in the #1 slot on the Radio & Records magazine gospel singles chart and there's now a tremendous national demand to see the dynamic choir and its charismatic leader in person one last time.


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#1128226 - 12/21/06 01:33 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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This board has some interesting threads on it... it is on one of the sites I gave you earlier.
Hope this all helps.

http://www.learngospelmusic.com/forums/index.php?board=14.0


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#1128227 - 12/21/06 02:12 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Some kewl free Black Gospel/ Jazz piano lessons on this Church Website....

http://www.southpoint4u.com/Keyboard.asp


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#1128228 - 12/24/06 12:06 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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I wanted to buy this DVD at Best Buy but at the time the price was too high for me.
It sounds like a good one.

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I really enjoy listening to great black church choirs singing black gospel.

This group I first heard on the BET channel (Sunday mornings you can watch black gospel videos and performances at around 9-10 am. btw)

http://www.tricitysingers.com/
I love their tune "Blessing Of Abraham"... (watch for the video of it on BET on Sundays) as
they really do this one right. With multiple choirs on it I think.

Quote from their website:
USA Today once referred to them as "one of the most phenomenal choirs out now" and - after 15 years of hits, Grammy nominations and TV appearances - Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers are parting company. However, they are going out on the heels of their most successful release (CD/DVD) Finale Act I & II (EMI Gospel), which kicks off October 11th in Nashville. The rousing lead single, "The Blessing of Abraham" spent an unprecedented 18 weeks in the #1 slot on the Radio & Records magazine gospel singles chart and there's now a tremendous national demand to see the dynamic choir and its charismatic leader in person one last time.


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#1128229 - 12/24/06 12:07 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Check out the Billy Preston thread.... on this board.

He is awesome on that Hammond B3.


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#1128230 - 12/27/06 12:42 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Thanks for all the great ideas. I guess what I am really after is simply a guy singing great old song with just his piano. Can't believe I cannot find such recording. Thank for the help.


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#1128231 - 12/27/06 12:49 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Too bad you don't live over here; the Vets home has an accompianist that plays piano like that. Only he doesn't song so he has soloists including myself come and sing with him. He plays only by ear, taught himself by listening to blues, jazz, black gospel and R&B stuff.

Do try this forum out...
http://www.learngospelmusic.com/forums/


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#1128232 - 12/27/06 12:52 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Also go on Amazon and type in black gospel into their search engine; I am sure their are recordings around. Also the Library of Congress may have such recordings in the online archives.

I will do some more searching in the meanwhile... if I turn up any other finds I will post them to this thread.

Perhaps the other members might chime in and give some suggestions and links for what you are looking for.


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#1128233 - 12/29/06 11:49 AM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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Hi there,

I totally understand what you're looking for. I, too, have wished I could find a good example of gospel music with just piano and voice.

I found one song that might help. It's on the album "Carlton Pearson: Live at Azusa 3" and is Mahalia Jackson's "How I Got Over". But the kicker is that it's sung by an impersonater of her--a man! (Joshua Nelson) That's kinda creepy, but he does a really good job of imitating her pianist's style. There are very, very soft cymbal and organ in the background, but you can hear just about every note from the piano--bass and all. Of course, towards the end of the song the musicians get a little careless and let their volume come up, but not too bad. There is some clapping in rhythm, too, but you can still hear the piano clearly.

Hope that's at least some kind of a help to you.

Kate

#1128234 - 12/31/06 09:11 PM Re: Suggestions for Black Gospel CD's ?????????  
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You can check out my CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/desimusic. I recorded it a few years ago and I recorded with a string quartet with me on the piano on track #4 and #5. I know I'm quite lame with my self promoting!!


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