Sunday, March 22, 2009
Oh Happy Day! (CD)
This CD is a celebration of the 1969 hit Oh Happy Day by the Edwin Hawkins Singers. Full of spiritual songs that managed to creep onto the pop charts over the years, this CD feels like church. I Believe, People Get Ready, Redemption Song, A Change Is Gonna Come, and Oh Happy Day all with stand-out and stand up with arms raised performances. Pop artists paired with great gospel choirs makes for an exciting morning of praise. Angelique Kidjo steals the show. Shoutouts to powerful performances by Queen Latifah, Jonny Lang, Joss Stone, Al Green with Heather Headley, Aaron Neville, and Michael McDonald. The choirs all deserve a huge shoutout also; The Fisk Jubilee Singers, West Angeles COGIC Choir, Mt Zion Mass Choir, Jubilation Choir, and the Washington Youth Choir. One of those rare albums that after you buy your own copy you’ll want to purchase as gifts for loved ones. Oh Happy Day!