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Keep Blessing Me – The Canton Spirituals, “Keep Knocking”

Keep Blessing Me – The Canton Spirituals, “Keep Knocking”

The Canton Spirituals – Keep Knocking Audio CD (December 3, 2013)

The group was organized in 1946 with the original members being Eddie Jackson, Thoe Thompson, Roscoe Lucious and Harvey Watkins, Sr. (deceased). Through the years new members were added to the group, namely, Harvey Watkins, Jr. (lead singer), Cornelius DeWayne Watkins (lead guitar), Merlin Lucious (bass guitar), Wallace Strickland (keyboards), Victor Allen, Sr. (keyboards), and Michael Richardson (drums). The group has had four songs to make Billboard and Black Magazine: “I’m Coming Lord”, “Ride This Train”, “Mississippi Po-Boy” and “Heavenly Choir”. The group has performed with such artists as Take 6, The Sounds of Blackness, Mom and Pop Winans, Shirley Caesar, The Williams Brothers, The Gospel Keynotes, Milton Brunson, The Mississippi Mass Choir, Milton Biggham, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and the late, great, Frank Williams. The group has recorded two albums on Blackberry Records: Live in Memphis and Live in Memphis II, both of which continue to be favorites of their fans.

Track Listings:

1. Keep Knocking
2. Give
3. For Me
4. We Need You (feat. Stan Jones)
5. All Of My Burdens (feat. Demetrius Smith)
6. Waiting
7. Praising Your Name
8. Keep Blessing Me
9. He’ll Never Change
10. Don’t Leave Me
11. Been Good To Me
12. Too Late
13. Your Life’s About To Change (feat. Tim Rogers)

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Blessing Of Abraham – Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers

Blessing Of Abraham – Donald Lawrence & the Tri-City Singers

Lyrics: The Blessing of Abraham (written by Donald Lawrence) (recorded by Donald Lawrence & The Tri-City Singers) from CD: Finale Verse 1: I am the God that healeth thee, oh that you only trust in Me; you are the seed, by faith receive the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of Abraham. Verse 2: Wherever you are, where’er you go, whatever you touch is anointed to grow; you are the seed, by faith receive the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of Abraham. Chorus: It’s your inheritance. Get your inheritance. You are the seed, by faith receive the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of Abraham. Verse 2 Chorus Vamp 1: It’s yours, it’s yours, it’s your inheritance. Vamp 2: (God made you) the head, not the tail. (He placed you) above, not beneath. (He made you) a lender, not a borrower. Vamp 3: Get your inheritance Vamp 2 Vamp 3 Ending: You are the seed, by faith receive the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of Abraham. You are the seed, by faith receive the blessing of Abraham, the blessing of Abraham. Get your inheritance.

He’s Been So Good with Evelyn Turrentine Agee – The Gospel 4 Live,”One More Blessing”

He’s Been So Good with Evelyn Turrentine Agee – The Gospel 4 Live,”One More Blessing”

The Gospel Four of Memphis, Tennessee was organized by George Dean, Robert Dean and John Whitmore in the year of 1969. During the first year, James Harris (former Southern Bells) and Walter Nelson (former Christian Harmonizers) joined the group. In 1976 Litton Dean joined and in 1977 Larry Neal (former Gabriel-Aires) joined the group. Finally in 1978 Jimmy Coleman joined the group. In 1980 (November 5) Robert Dean passed away. Clifton Boyd was added to the group. In the early years the group made a couple of recordings behind Elder J. Ward on the local D-Vine label before going on ‘their own’ with their debut single on the same D-Vine label. Near the end of the 1970s they moved to another Memphis based label; Messenger. After two 45s and an album on Messenger in the early eighties, it took them nearly a decade before they made another album. Again it was a Memphis label on which they released their album, this time it was the E&J Record Company. With three albums in six years time the recording career of the Gospel Four was going very well. Throughout these years membership of the group remained pretty stable, not too many changes in the line-up. In the first decade of the 21st century the Gospel Four made a few more recordings while remaining in demand all over the USA to perform at gospel programs. For more on their recent releases and information where they will be performing in the coming weeks and months you best check The Gospel Four website ( www.thegospel4.com

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