Funky Gospel provided by Lucy “Sister Soul” Rodgers on 45 vinyl (One Way label, date unknown).
Hank Williams Sr., “Dust on the Bible,” from The Unreleased Recordings Disc 1 (2008).
Two great singers channel Janis Joplin doing Gospel.
“If I Give My Soul” by Billy Joe Shaver, sung by Johnny Cash on American Outtakes (1999).
A friend turned me on to this recording. Jessi Colter, country music hit-maker and wife of the late great Waylon Jennings, puts Psalm 136 to music.
Recorded in LA (2000) I think.
This is the best rendition of O Holy Night that I know. The studio version on Mariah’s classic Christmas album (1994) is also great, but this one has some additional touches (i.e. the organ, and a bigger role for the choir) and is even better. Also, great live Gospel energy.
“Oh Happy Day” from Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (1993), with Whoopi Goldberg, and Ryan Toby doing the solo.
UPDATE: Thanks for the likes for this particular post, which triggered an automatic announcement informing me that I have received 1,000 likes on this blog. At 506 posts, that’s almost exactly . . . let’s see here . . . two likes per post!
By gosh, that’s gotta mean something.
I’m just not sure exactly what.