Dec 1 2022

David Byrne Presents: Gospel for the Holidays

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Oh Mary Don't You Weep The Swan Silvertones
Revival Song Gregory Porter
Sedilaka (feat. The Soil) Soweto Gospel Choir
The Time for Peace is Now Fantastic Shadows
Praise The Lord (feat. Thomas Rhett) BRELAND
I Got a Love Elizabeth King
Afro Praise 1 (Live) Sonnie Badu
Shackles (Praise You) Mary Mary
Sungano African Gospel Singers
How Great (feat. Jay Electronica & My cousin Nicole) Chance the Rapper
#Ydia Zacardi Cortez
I Believe Marvin Sapp
Stranger Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
It's Hard to Live in This Old World Rev Harvey Gates
Soon and Very Soon Andraé Crouch and the Disciples
Shake the Devil Off Dorothy Norwood
Jesus On the Main Line Rev. Timothy Flemming Sr.
Keep the devil Off Big K.R.I.T.
Heaven Mary Mary
Blessings (feat. Jamila Woods) Chance the Rapper
Stand On the Word (Larry Levan Mix) Joubert Singers
Long Walk to D.C. (Single Version) The Staple Singers
Take Yo' Praise Camille Yarbrough
Like a Ship T.L. Barrett
Way Down In the Hole The Blind Boys of Alabama
Stomp (Remix) God's Property
Everything (Amen) Timi Dakolo
Kulo Thixo African Gospel Singers
Wa Hambe Nate (feat. Solly Mahlangu) Soweto Gospel Choir
Jireh (My Provider) Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi
Blessings Follow Me (feat. Ks Bloom) Chidinma
Oba Iyanu Tosin Bee
Yahweh (feat. Paola Carla) Malcolm Rue
Valley of Tears (feat. Robert Plant) Soweto Gospel Choir
Nkosi Sikelel' IAfrika Teal Choir
Umakoti (The Bride) Vusa Mkhaya
Papa Woo (I Have A Father) African Gospel Singers
Baba Wethu Singenile Ladysmith Black Mambazo
African Gospel Themba Mkhize

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You don’t have to be Christian or even a believer to love Gospel music. Gospel music is about ecstasy, transcendence, joy and perseverance. Things that everyone, of every faith - experiences. This playlist includes some older classics (Mary Don’t You Weep, God’s Got It, and Jesus on the Main Line) some contemporary Gospel funk (Only God Knows, Revival Song, and How Great) as well as some African Gospel artists (mainly Nigerian and South African groups) who have great vocal arrangements and often include elements of African pop sounds and grooves.

You may hear echoes of some well known secular songs in here- which came first? Who borrowed from whom? I don’t know. Maybe the river flows both ways? Quite a number of secular artists have made Gospel albums.

In a lot of secular songs, the object of passion, anger or desire is about a lover or sexual partner- or both!- but in these songs sometimes the passion seems even more intense- it’s about a power, a love, bigger than any relationship, bigger than we mortals- the biggest thing you can possibly imagine.

-David Byrne

Dec 1 2022

David Byrne Presents: Gospel for the Holidays

By Todomundo

Song Artist Purchase
Oh Mary Don't You Weep The Swan Silvertones
Revival Song Gregory Porter
Sedilaka (feat. The Soil) Soweto Gospel Choir
The Time for Peace is Now Fantastic Shadows
Praise The Lord (feat. Thomas Rhett) BRELAND
I Got a Love Elizabeth King
Afro Praise 1 (Live) Sonnie Badu
Shackles (Praise You) Mary Mary
Sungano African Gospel Singers
How Great (feat. Jay Electronica & My cousin Nicole) Chance the Rapper
#Ydia Zacardi Cortez
I Believe Marvin Sapp
Stranger Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers
It's Hard to Live in This Old World Rev Harvey Gates
Soon and Very Soon Andraé Crouch and the Disciples
Shake the Devil Off Dorothy Norwood
Jesus On the Main Line Rev. Timothy Flemming Sr.
Keep the devil Off Big K.R.I.T.
Heaven Mary Mary
Blessings (feat. Jamila Woods) Chance the Rapper
Stand On the Word (Larry Levan Mix) Joubert Singers
Long Walk to D.C. (Single Version) The Staple Singers
Take Yo' Praise Camille Yarbrough
Like a Ship T.L. Barrett
Way Down In the Hole The Blind Boys of Alabama
Stomp (Remix) God's Property
Everything (Amen) Timi Dakolo
Kulo Thixo African Gospel Singers
Wa Hambe Nate (feat. Solly Mahlangu) Soweto Gospel Choir
Jireh (My Provider) Limoblaze, Lecrae & Happi
Blessings Follow Me (feat. Ks Bloom) Chidinma
Oba Iyanu Tosin Bee
Yahweh (feat. Paola Carla) Malcolm Rue
Valley of Tears (feat. Robert Plant) Soweto Gospel Choir
Nkosi Sikelel' IAfrika Teal Choir
Umakoti (The Bride) Vusa Mkhaya
Papa Woo (I Have A Father) African Gospel Singers
Baba Wethu Singenile Ladysmith Black Mambazo
African Gospel Themba Mkhize

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