I have written about Gospel Music before in my post about Wendy Bagwell and The Sunliters, you may find that post just here. My Aunt Jean sang gospel music and she was featured on their record, "When The Wagon Was New". We had the 45 record and it said, "Wendy Bagwell and the Sunliters featuring Jean Hodges". I LOVED that song, we played it endlessly, just like we did all of our 45's. Somehow, it got lost over the years, so if anyone ever finds that record in a yard sale or something, let me know, would you?
This past Friday night, I went to a gospel singing with my Dad. It was wonderful! The group was The Dove Brothers Band and I am happy to say that I found a video for you! You may find other videos of the Dove Brothers Band, but this video was from last month, and shows all the current singers. I especially liked the lead singer, McCray Dove, but all the singers singing in harmony were just really, really good. This song, "Didn't I Walk On The Water" was sung with such feeling that it brought tears to my eyes.
I wish I could have written those lyrics. The songwriter is Linda Gibson Johnson. I looked her up. She was an incredible singer also, you can find videos of her. She sounds very bluesy in many of the videos. What a voice! It looks as if she died a few years ago, but I haven't been able to find very much about her. If anyone knows of her, please let me know.
I looked at quite a few videos of the Dove Brothers after I saw them on Friday night and one thing I noticed, there were some nasty comments about Gospel Music. That's a shame to me because I really love Gospel Music when it is done with sincerity and heart. You know, if you listen carefully, you will see the influence that Gospel Music had on Elvis Presley. I love this kind of music and so did Elvis. (Elvis also loved Bill Kenny and the Inkspots too, but I will have to save that for another post.)
May beautiful blossoms always line the road that you are travelling! Our Bradford pear trees have been incredible this year, I have never seen them this full...the photo above was taken at a local park.
Doesn't this look inviting? If you look carefully, you will see a horse looking at you! (I took this photo from a moving car!)
Tomorrow is the first day of Spring.