I love gospel music, I sometimes think more than any other genre.  It's pure love and you can't touch that.  Edwin Hawkin's "Oh Happy Day" is a stellar example of great gospel - unbridled vocals, spiraling exaltations and shouting and ultimately what you are in the presence of is magnificence and rejoicing.  I wish I had that faith because if I did, this is exactly where I'd be - singing in a choir.

This is a link to the Washington Post obituary: Edwin Hawkins died 3 days ago of pancreatic cancer at the age of 74.

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Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 10:27am

Sad news...

Great video election!

Comment by Foolish Monkey on January 19, 2018 at 11:03am

yeah Ron, I love this version particularly - the original.  I read about his death on a french radio station I listen to = Jazzradio.fr.  They had this particular youtube link.  
I'm sorry he's gone.  

Comment by Jonathan Wolfman on January 21, 2018 at 8:35am

A remarkable talent. I love jump-gospel music. 

Comment by Foolish Monkey on January 21, 2018 at 12:41pm

jump gospel.  :)


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