Monday, December 25, 2006
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST song of the day
Artist:Karen Clark Sheard
Song:Jesus Is A Love Song
Of course Karen Clark Sheard is one of the legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters. Around 1994 they decided to split up. Karen appeared on something called The Island Inspirational All Stars. Producer Stanley Brown convinced Karen to record a solo album for Island Records. 1997's Finally Karen was the result. A lot of the record was recorded live in Detroit including this reuniting of the Clark Sisters on Twinkie Clark's Jesus Is A Love Song. But Island didn't seem to know how to sell the record. As great a singer as Karen Clark Sheard is, record companies can't seem to market her outside the gospel audience. You have to seek her out. So here's a video of Karen Clark Sheard singing Balm In Gilead with Donald Lawrence & The Tri City Singers in 1997. Try to ignore her hair and enjoy the music.
Very sad news today as the Godfather Of Soul James Brown went into the hospital early today with pneumonia and died. Of course James Brown was one of the most important figures and modern music history and he will be missed. I posted a James Brown video a couple of weeks ago. RIP James Brown.