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Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 06:51 PM
If so, who are some of your favorite artists/groups/choirs.

King Aaron
Sep 21st, 2003, 06:54 PM
Erm..does Michelle Williams count?

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 07:04 PM
Erm..does Michelle Williams count?

Yeah she counts. I like her CD. Change the World is my favorite song on that CD.

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 07:06 PM
i do. i've enjoyed be be & ce ce winans, mary mary, larnelle harris, richard smallwood's choir, gmwa woman's group, kirk franklin....also, brian mcknight's song home is really good. one of my faves is helen baylor. sea of forgetfulness is awesome.

How does "sea of forgetfulness" go?? It sounds familiar.

King Aaron
Sep 21st, 2003, 07:13 PM
Yeah she counts. I like her CD. Change the World is my favorite song on that CD.
Cool. :)
I like Rock With Me and Steal Away To Jesus. :D

CC
Sep 21st, 2003, 08:41 PM
It's one of the strangest things, but I have an aversion to "Gospel music."

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 09:14 PM
It's one of the strangest things, but I have an aversion to "Gospel music."

Why is that?

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 09:15 PM
Cool. :)
I like Rock With Me and Steal Away To Jesus. :D

I like these too, especially the beginning of "Rock with me"

CC
Sep 21st, 2003, 09:19 PM
Why is that?

I knew you were gonna ask me that, but I don't really have an answer. It's just something about commercial music praising God that turns me off.

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 09:33 PM
I knew you were gonna ask me that, but I don't really have an answer. It's just something about commercial music praising God that turns me off.

Oh, I know what you mean, but all Gospel isn't commercial. I don't like very much commercial gospel either.

CC
Sep 21st, 2003, 09:36 PM
I've just never liked it though; not that I'm not religious, I'm just biased against it.

Knizzle
Sep 21st, 2003, 10:48 PM
I've just never liked it though; not that I'm not religious, I'm just biased against it.


Do you like that song by Evanescense??

Rocketta
Sep 21st, 2003, 10:48 PM
hmm, I thought Gospel wasn't commerical and contemporary Gospel was? Anyway I'm not into Contemporary gospel at all except for the rare very good song by bb & cc winans or Yolanda Adams, etc.

If you like Gospel music you have got to go see the Fighting Temptations. omg, the music in this movie is just awesome. They have a whole bunch of singers in it. Lets just say in the first 15-30min of the show Reverend Shirley Ceasar sings two songs.. The woman is da bomb....

favorite Shirley Ceasar song of all time is "No Charge". love that song.

CC
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:01 AM
Do you like that song by Evanescense??

Bring Me to Life? Yes.

Knizzle
Sep 22nd, 2003, 01:27 AM
Bring Me to Life? Yes.

It was #1 on the billboard Christian charts. LOL. ;)

Rothes
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:46 AM
Wow I didn't know We had any gospel lovers here!!
Gospel and Chamber Choir is some of my most enjoyable music to listen to, Ive been bought up as a Catholic and to which my sister is thinking about devoting herself to prayer. At the Chuch seminars the altar is filled with the influx of Gospel, and to which the Heavinly Bells chime to.

Im actually involved in a Mass Choir which assembles at the Convention Center in Geneve, The Geneve City Choir, around 400 members to the name of it.

Some of the Soul Gospel I listen to are

The English Adventist Choir
The Chicago Mass Choir
The Choir of the Holy See
Kim Burell
Andre Crouch
Hezekiah Walker
CiCi Winans
Juanita Bynum.

Many more artists but there some of my favourite.
Hymns? Do you listen to Hymns?

CC
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:22 PM
It was #1 on the billboard Christian charts. LOL. ;)

I also anticipated you were going to go there. This is like a game of Chess. :p

Knizzle
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:26 PM
I also anticipated you were going to go there. This is like a game of Chess. :pI just thought it was an interesting fact because not too many rock and roll groups do christian music and still have the quality of the song be that good. I don't even listen to rock, but good music is good music and that song definitely is good music.

tennisjam
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:33 PM
I listen to Gospel, still not for its "religous" content...

Mahalia Jackson :worship:
Aretha Franklin
Marion Williams
Rosetta Tharpe
Marian Anderson, Barbara Hendricks, Jessye Norman or Kathleen Battle made great interpretations of spirituals too...

doloresc
Sep 22nd, 2003, 12:37 PM
mahalia jackson
shirley caesar
the clark sisters
andre crouch choir
edwin hawkins singers

Rothes
Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:05 PM
Not that I am aware of. There a several chorals that play with the symphony, I think ones playes the Clarinet, and a few play strings, but no chamber.

Your Jewish are you DD? Do you listen to Khleimzer (sp) music?

Rothes
Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:10 PM
The mass one of about 350-400 people is mainly the whole of Geneve's Congegrations all in one. It's funny because the most orthodox protestants and catholics stand one each end of the mass. It does sound good when we all sing, because our church's do conduct lessons.

Rothes
Sep 22nd, 2003, 03:38 PM
I really like Hebrew/Israelite/Jewish Music, Not that I know many names, I can often recite about a dozen tunes.

King Aaron
Sep 22nd, 2003, 06:56 PM
I like these too, especially the beginning of "Rock with me"
Yeah. I like it when it goes from the slow tempo to the fast beat. A very long intro though. ;)

What is the general concensus about Evanescence and Gospel music? They did try to distance themselves from being called a Christian band. Surprised me that Bring Me To Life got to #1.

harloo
Sep 22nd, 2003, 07:57 PM
I use to listen to kirk franklin until he got into a dispute with the family. The family was my favorite kirk franklin group. :sad: Kirk was making all the money while the family was struggling.

Anyways, here's my favorite in order:

1. The Clark Sisters
2. John P Kee and New Life(back in the day)
3. Shirley Caesar
4. Smokie Norful
5. Yolanda Adams
6. Mary Mary

Knizzle
Sep 22nd, 2003, 08:01 PM
I use to listen to kirk franklin until he got into a dispute with the family. The family was my favorite kirk franklin group. :sad: Kirk was making all the money while the family was struggling.

Anyways, here's my favorite in order:

1. The Clark Sisters
2. John P Kee and New Life(back in the day)
3. Shirley Caesar
4. Smokie Norful
5. Yolanda Adams
6. Mary Mary

John P Kee and New Life was the stuff back in the day. I used to sing lead on "Show Up" in the choir at church. Ahhhh Memories....... :angel:

thalle
Sep 22nd, 2003, 08:28 PM
Last year, my school arranged some gospel in a church, and it was amazing and fun! Besides that, I'm not really into it. But it sounds great:D

Chris_Martin's_woman
Sep 22nd, 2003, 11:51 PM
nope, not into gospel:)

Knizzle
Sep 24th, 2003, 03:06 PM
bump :angel:

Serendy Willick
Sep 24th, 2003, 06:26 PM
Some of my favorite Gospel stars
Kirk Franklin
Vickie Winans (I love this woman)
Helen Baylor
Kim Burrell
Crystal Lewis
Mississippi mass chior
Yolanda Adams
and many many more.

kyk710
Sep 24th, 2003, 08:04 PM
Ce Ce Winans :worship: Love her voice

Rocketta
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:20 PM
We went to see the Mississippi Mass Choir one new year's eve. That was fun. It was really fun when the fire works they set off in the church caught the church on fire...:p

King Satan
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:23 PM
We went to see the Mississippi Mass Choir one new year's eve. That was fun. It was really fun when the fire works they set off in the church caught the church on fire...:p
so, what do you think of my work? :devil:

Rocketta
Sep 24th, 2003, 09:25 PM
so, what do you think of my work? :devil:

no comment.....:o

Barrie_Dude
Sep 26th, 2003, 11:59 PM
I like Gospel Music, but my tastes run towards the Old Time Southern stuff like Tennessee Ernie Ford and the like. But I \am into Amy Grant as well

Pureracket
Sep 27th, 2003, 12:16 AM
Kirk Franklin's last CD is awesome. The soprano section is the best one I've heard.

Rocketta
Sep 27th, 2003, 02:36 AM
Kirk Franklin's last CD is awesome. The soprano section is the best one I've heard.

I like Kirk's stuff but I really really don't like him. :(

BigTennisFan
Sep 27th, 2003, 06:01 AM
I like gospel music apart from the singer. Of course a great singer delivering a great song is awesome. But for me gospel is the music that can really "reach into the soul".

I love V. Michael McKay's song:

In case you have fallen by the wayside of life,
Dreams and visions shattered, you're all broken inside.
You don't have to stay in the shape that you're in,
the Potter wants to put you back together again.

In case your situation has turned upside down,
And all that you've accomplished is now on the ground,
You don't have to stay in the shape that you're in,
The Potter wants to put you back together again.

You who are broken, stop by the Potter's house.
You who need mending stop by the Potter's house.
Give him the fragments of your broken life, my friend.
The Potter wants to put you back together again.


Michael said that he wrote that song as an aid and comfort to a family member of his who was strung out on drugs.
I must say that I wonder how people who have no belief in something higher than themselves make it through the bad times. :confused:

Then again maybe they haven't been through bad times. But as the old folks used to say, "if you ain't had no trouble yet, just keep living." :)

Knizzle
Sep 27th, 2003, 07:04 AM
I like Kirk's stuff but I really really don't like him. :(

My thoughts exactly, but then again you are my soulmate. :hearts:

Rothes
Sep 27th, 2003, 10:43 AM
The Mississippi Mass Choir? One of their songs I forget the name, They couldn't get a respectable B Flat, it was extremely funny, particulary when your playing gospel that involves alot of B Flats, There B Flat was almost close to a C Flat, it was truly horrible.

bis2806
Sep 27th, 2003, 12:50 PM
i used to listen to gospel music, i loved the australian gospel i think, which was led by this female singer who's apparently popular....

Rocketta
Sep 27th, 2003, 05:31 PM
My thoughts exaxtly, but then again you are my soulmate. :hearts:

:hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Rocketta
Sep 27th, 2003, 05:33 PM
The Mississippi Mass Choir? One of their songs I forget the name, They couldn't get a respectable B Flat, it was extremely funny, particulary when your playing gospel that involves alot of B Flats, There B Flat was almost close to a C Flat, it was truly horrible.

Good gospel music is not about hitting perfect notes.....Its about emotions and feeling. It is to inspire....

köj-è
Sep 28th, 2003, 02:35 AM
I'm a moslem, but i like them (gospel songs) bcuz i like Sister act very much! :kiss:

Rothes
Sep 28th, 2003, 02:43 AM
Good gospel music is not about hitting perfect notes.....Its about emotions and feeling. It is to inspire....

So I geuss when choirs sing for the people it's not about practice but about what comes from the heart? Yes it does have to do with emotions and feeling, but when it is organised group of people and not practicing and yet are making simple mistakes like an irregular B-Flat then I suggest them to go and do some practice.

BigTennisFan
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:34 AM
Good gospel music is not about hitting perfect notes.....Its about emotions and feeling. It is to inspire....

Actually, Rocketta, the one thing that sucks in all music is out of tune singing.
I always tell my voice students that it doesn't matter if you have the most profound insight and interpretation of a song. If you are singing out of tune, it doesn't matter because everybody knows it. Even a person who can't carry a tune in a bucket knows when someone else is out of tune.

And there is nothing cute about it once a person is past 4 years old.

Rocketta
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:57 AM
Actually, Rocketta, the one thing that sucks in all music is out of tune singing.
I always tell my voice students that it doesn't matter if you have the most profound insight and interpretation of a song. If you are singing out of tune, it doesn't matter because everybody knows it. Even a person who can't carry a tune in a bucket knows when someone else is out of tune.

And there is nothing cute about it once a person is past 4 years old.


ok whatever you say. I say I hear people who can hit notes and never miss them and have no emotion or soul in a song and I much rather hear someone who misses a note or two but can convey the emotions of a song. We are all different. :)

Rothes
Sep 28th, 2003, 04:57 AM
Actually, Rocketta, the one thing that sucks in all music is out of tune singing.
I always tell my voice students that it doesn't matter if you have the most profound insight and interpretation of a song. If you are singing out of tune, it doesn't matter because everybody knows it. Even a person who can't carry a tune in a bucket knows when someone else is out of tune.

And there is nothing cute about it once a person is past 4 years old.

Exactly, Even if Music comes from the heart, or from the shower, from the toilet even your singing from your heart, and hence trying to sing it as well as you can! Im involved in the Geneve Mass Choir, we are given sheet music, told to practice it and to get our notes as right as we can, at practice we also exercise the same practices, we practice our scales, individual notes, No matter what your singing, even if it is soul, you are practicing to get the best notation and sound of what your capable of, your out there to sing from the heart, but to sing from the heart as well as you can.

You can't tell me you would enjoy a choir who displays "Emotions" and "Feeling" without rythym or singing the right notes, it would sound terrible!!!

Your out there to grab the ears of the audiences with your voice, and even in choir you need to be trained and not make simple mistakes.

Ashie_87
Sep 28th, 2003, 06:40 AM
i like Relient K and Me+Ty

BigTennisFan
Sep 28th, 2003, 09:09 PM
ok whatever you say. I say I hear people who can hit notes and never miss them and have no emotion or soul in a song and I much rather hear someone who misses a note or two but can convey the emotions of a song. We are all different. :)

I don't think anyone said that good intonation (the ability to sing in tune) is all that is necessary. And singing in tune does not preclude the rest. There is not one great singer who is known for being out of tune.

Liza Minnelli consistently sings out of tune but no one considers her a great singer. An excellent entertainer maybe, but not singer.