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I broke my gospel Music diary with an autoplay embed in a comment. This made it difficult to hear all the great music other commenters posted. So I have archived the songs here.

Here's a link to the original diary in case you want to read it. Play the music here and add new songs that changed the world to this diary.

Gospel music that changed the world


I said deep in my heart Lord I do believe that we shall overcome some day.

A message of hope.

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"We Shall Overcome" was one of the most powerful statements during the Civil Rights struggle. Here's some more links.

Joan Baez

Bruce Springsteen

Peter, Paul, and Mary

And here's Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong bringing New Orleans to the Newport Jazz Festival singing "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" and "When The Saints Go Marching In".

Mahalia Jackson and Louis Armstrong

Edwin Hawkins Singers - Oh Happy Day

Mahalia Jackson - In The Upper Room

George Beverly Shea - How Great Thou Art

Hairy Larry - How Great Thou Art guitar instrumental

Eli Stone on Alias

Sister Rosetta Tharp - Up Above My Head

Campbell Brothers - Sacred Steel

Robert Randolph - Tour Bus Jam

Calvin Cooke at Cincy Blues Fest

Ted Beard - Sacred Steel Music

Sam Cooke - The Last Mile Of The Way

Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash - Just A Closer Walk With Thee

Sam Cooke - A Change Is Gonna Come

I hope I got these all right. Let me know if you find any mistakes.

I just love this stuff. Please add links and embeds to other Gospel music that changed the world in the comments.


Hairy Larry

Originally posted to hairylarry on Wed Aug 20, 2008 at 05:30 AM PDT.

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