More of the Editor’s Picks of the (Easter) Season

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

I’ve done it again.  I’ve compiled more of my favorite songs of the season—new tunes and old tunes, familiar and not so familiar.  The one thing they all have in common is the message and miracle of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.  Jesus is alive!

You Did It All
Shirley Caesar
From Stand Still (1993)

The Blood Song
The music of Ricky Dillard is among my picks for this Easter season.Kirk Franklin
From The Rebirth of Kirk Franklin (2002)

The Blood Still Works
Malcolm Williams and Great Faith
From In Your Glory (2009)

Fountain Filled with Blood
Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark
From Praise Belongs to God (1979)

Jesus Dropped the Charges
The O’Neal Twins and the Interfaith Choir
From Saved By His Love (1981)

Because of the Blood
Ricky Dillard & New G
From Keep Living (2011)

The Greatest Story Ever Told
The Famous Caravans
From Let’s Break Bread Together (1969)

Hymns – The Blood Medley
Tamela Mann
From Best Days (2012)

Will the Lord Remember Me?
The Sensational Nightingales
From Let Us Encourage You (2005)

Richard Smallwood with Vision
From Persuaded: Live in DC (2001)

See more of my favorites here: Editor’s Picks of the (Easter) Season

GMF Editor’s Picks of 2013

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

The end of another year is upon us, and 2013 brought with it some wonderful gospel music. Here’s my list of picks for this year.  This list includes only the songs I have reviewed and featured on GMF in 2013.  

LaTonya Earl's "I Run to You" is the GMF editor's pick of 2013.
LaTonya Earl

“I Run to You” 
LaTonya Earl

“He Rescued Me”
Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony

“Won’t Be Like This Always”
PreZ Blackmon

“New Beginnings”
Linda Clark

“Joy Comes in the Morning”
“Gud 2 Me”
“Ready Aim”
“Greater Is Coming”


“God Brought Us From A Mighty Long Way”
The Yancey Family Singers

GMF Editor’s Top 10 Picks of 2012

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

This year has been another filled with great gospel music.  As I look forward to 2013 ushering in more of the same, I revisit the best ten songs to have come across the GMF desk during 2012.  The following short list includes only the songs I have reviewed and featured on GMF this year.

“Awesome God”
Maurette Brown Clark

“I Call Him Mine”
Daphney Hilton

“Don’t Forget About Me”
Cat Cole

“Turn It Around”
Tim Rogers & The Fellas feat. John P. Kee

“Can’t Live”
Genita Pugh

“How Glorious and Excellent Is Our God”
Freda Battle & The Temple Worshippers feat. Rodney Posey

Joyceland McCaster and Victorious Soul

“Burn It All Down”

“Imagine Me”
Alexis Spight

“I Still Have A Praise Inside of Me”
Georgia Mass Choir

Editor’s Picks of the (Easter) Season

By Libra Boyd
Gospel Music Fever

Easter is, by many, one of the most celebrated seasons in the Christian liturgical year.  Consequently, it is no surprise that there is an abundance of glorious gospel music to match.

It was excruciating, but I did it: I limited my picks to ten classic (or destined to be classic) gospel recordings.  In random order, here are my favorites for one of the most wonderful times of the year:

He Was Hung Up for My Hangups
Twinkie Clark
From Home Once Again: Live in Detroit (2004)
No Fault
Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC’s
From Good Time (2000)
Albertina Walker CD artOh Lord Remember Me
Albertina Walker
From Songs of the Church (1997)
The Blood Will Never Lose Its Power
Andrae Crouch
From Take the Message Everywhere (1969)
Jesus Paid It All
Margaret Allison & The Angelic Gospel Singers
From Lord You Gave Me Another Chance (1989)
The Blood Still Has Miraculous Power
Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers
From Awesome Wonder (2001)
Medley: There’s A Fountain/Room at the Cross for You/The Old Rugged Cross
Shirley Caesar
From Hymns (2001)
O The Blood
New Jersey Mass Choir
From Hold Up the Light (1987)
Walter Hawkins & The Love Center Choir
From Love Alive V – 25th Anniversary Reunion (1998)
Blood Medley
Donnie McClurkin
From Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs (2005)