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"black gospel"

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by David Harrell, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. I've just started gigging at church again, and I really need some new ideas on the slow stuff. Any of you guys know of some good "black gospel" songs/artists I could listen too? When I say good, I'm more interested in good playing overall, not just good chops or good fill licks. Some good examples of groove in this style would be great.....

    Any help is much appreciated!
  2. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Check out Fred Hammond, Andrew Gouche/PraizeConnection,
    Isreal Houghten, Gary Oliver, Carmen. All of these artists have a good variety of hot Gospel and ballads.
  3. Thanks.

    anybody else?
  4. Kirk Franklin
  5. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    Pick up any of the WOW Gospel series of cd's and you'll find a ton of live and studio tracks with a ton of bass!! Make sure the cd says 'Gospel' only and not Christian or Contemporary Gospel. Those are not the 'Urban' styles you're most likely looking for.
  6. Mario Lewis

    Mario Lewis Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Clinton, MD
    Hezikiah Walker - (all of his CD's!! - he has the slammin'-est bass players!!)

    John P. Key

    Yolanda Adams

    Byron Cage

    Mississippi Mass Choir

    Paul Morton
  7. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Check out Debra Killings. She is a great singer with great songs and she is a monster bassist.
  8. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Mario -- I was looking for a recording of "Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name" the other day on a P2P program (we're doing it in vocals class) and a Hezikiah Walker recording by the name of "Somebody's Calling My Name" came up...and you're totally right. The bass playing on that tune is AWESOME, and has quite a spectacular intro.