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While many white musicians gravitated toward country, folk, and old-timey music to express their spirituality outside of traditional Christian hymns, Black Gospel music drew heavily upon the traditional spirituals that had been passed down from the days of slavery, picking up its more driving rhythmic emphasis from blues and early jazz. Composer and singer Thomas A. Dorsey crystallized the style in 1932 with his epochal "Take My Hand, Precious Lord," and went on to compose a great many songs that later became standards. When performed in the churches, the music was traditionally sung by a choir, with individual soloists sometimes taking the spotlight; this often happened in a form known as " ... Read More

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OH, LORD   (by The Crossing )  Composed: 2010
A simple, authentic old school gospel-soul track arranged for five stunning male voices. Cool understated lyrics like old Americana standard church and spiritual themes. Great cultural period piece, black religious documentary, African American church-driven media. Emotional fun & upbeat Amen music. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO TOM   (by Ed Kliman )  Composed: 2007
Traditional piano and chorus as typically heard in any black Baptist church in the American South. Wordless vocals and hand claps to keep the rhythm. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SALVATION   (by Rhonda Rivera )  Composed: 2011
this is a southern gospel song with a big southern gospel choir on the later choruses. This would be great for any films or shows with religious themes running thru them or films like the apostle or leap of faith ect.... Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

FREE AT LAST   (by Michael Bell )  Composed: 2011
A Gritty gospel spirited uplifting song with a funky but soulful sound. It has melody you can sing along with and meaningful words about Jesus setting a man free, and the man is now telling telling his story to the world. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

IN HEAVEN   (by Michael Bell )  Composed: 2011
Smooth Heavenly Gospel Music very motivating and inspirational. This song is about someone whose heart and mind is fixed on going to heaven according to the pictorial or descriptive view the bible gives as to what heaven looks like. Very melodic with lots of beautiful strings; powerful male vocal, Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

JESUS MAKES ME HAPPY   (by Michael Bell )  Composed: 2011
Upbeat happy inspirational Gospel Song about a man testifying of how and why Jesus makes him happy. Funky bass line - catchy hook with male lead vocal and both female and male background vocals. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

RETURNING HOME AGAIN   (by Michael Bell )  Composed: 2011
Heart felt and personal Gospel Music very motivating and inspirational. A song of a young man's personal journey through life apart from Christ, but later finding himself returning to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

WE WORSHIP YOU   (by Michael Bell )  Composed: 2011
Smooth Heavenly Gospel Music very motivating and inspirational. A song of praise and worship about someone whose deep heart felt love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and he is compelled to give God the glory and honor due unto him. Very melodic with lots of beautiful strings; powerful male vocal, Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

ALL MY TRIALS (SOLO PIANO)   (by Suzannah Doyle )  Composed: 2009
Poignant solo piano version of this African American spiritual and folk song based on a Bahamian lullaby. Performed by Suzannah Doyle, Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN   (by Masterwerks R&B )  Composed: 2007
Beautiful sentimental moving contemporary gospel track with ultra fine soulful vocal and touching lyric. The topic is sad but the message is soothing even joyful. Urban contemporary gospel music In the style of Boyz II Men and Luther Vandross for video TV Radio and Multi Media, Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

CRAZY PRAISE   (by KCentric )  Composed: 2013
Upbeat, traditional, and spirited black gospel music. You can feel the passion oozing through the speakers on this high energy instrumental track. Ideal for Television, film, web, advertising, and more. Perfectly timed out for easy editing. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

PRAYING FOR A MIRACLE   (by KCentric )  Composed: 2013
Downtempo, inspirational, southern black gospel. Choir backing track, Karaoke, Sunday morning urban radio. Music sounds like Lee Williams, Harvey Watkins, Williams Brothers, The Canton Spirituals, etc. Ideal for radio, television, film, web, advertising, church background music, PSA announcements. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

GOT JESUS   (by Homemadesoul )  Composed: 2014
A jamming, driving church jam, with church riffs, and sounds. This track features the organ and brass section in that classic church band that will have the crowd standing and shouting for the duration. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

I HAD IT SO HARD   (by Homemadesoul )  Composed: 2013
This is a quartet style song with religious lyrics. It is a song of old style, and is meant to get the congregation happy. The subject is reflecting on the hard times, and making it through them. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

HOW CAN YOU   (by Homemadesoul )  Composed: 2007
This track is a very traditional sounding gospel tune with a flare of old-time gospel. It is a similar vibe to the theme song of the famous t.v. sitcom "Amen", in that it has that traditional gospel sound. It would be perfect for any film or t.v. background music. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SET FREE   (by Tim Brown )  Composed: 2013
This underscore features a stride piano with a hint of gospel. It is full of uplifting, catchy rhythms that will get your audience to their feet. Happy, fun and carefree this underscore will set the tone for your next commercial or program. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SOUL REDO   (by Tim Brown )  Composed: 2013
You’ll be having a swinging high time when you use this underscore! It features a stride piano with a hint of gospel. It is full of uplifting, catchy rhythms that will demand you to bob your head, swing your hips and tap your feet. Inspire and energize your audience with this song. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SING IT OUT (30SEC COMMERCIAL)   (by Alec Makinson )  Composed: 2010
Fast, catchy, feel-good black accapella vocal harmony group groove. A little bit 'Doo Wap', a little bit gospel, and a little bit 'Glee Club'. Stand out from the crowd with this ad bed. Fun emotional and groovy. Happy upbeat and jazzy. Radio production, TV cultural 1950s 1960s 30sec Commercial, A Capella, Spiritual, Black Gospel

BAPTISM   (by Anthony Davilio )  Composed: 2013
Gospel bed track in 3/4 time. Features organ. Emotional and uplifting. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

JOYFUL (30SEC)   (by Alec Makinson )  Composed: 2010
Slow, rousing gospel choir meeting warm-up. Introduction vamp in anticipation of song to start. Great for station commercials, or spoof ads. Gives you the full flavour without a distracting melody - just add your own preacher man brothers & sisters! Features piano, organ and choir atmos. 30sec, Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

STAND ON THE WORD   (by Debbie Lassiter )  Composed: 2006
Cool jazz style gospel. Beautiful and sensitive, elegant and meaningful female vocals with backup chorus. Tender, uplifting, gentle and inspirational. Listen and be reminded that no matter what you are going through you can stand on the word of God and he will carry you through. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SILENT NO MORE   (by Tony Faison )  Composed: 2007
Rocking gospel, Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

NEVER GIVE UP   (by Lonnie Williams )  Composed: 2007
You gotta go through in order to come out. Never Give Up, Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

LIGHTHOUSE   (by Lew Laing )  Composed: 2007
Smooth jazz style gospel. Lush, delicious, sweet female vocals. Elegant, spiritual and uplifting. Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

LORD WATCH OVER ME   (by Chris Lang )  Composed: 2007
Smooth southern gospel, Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

I NEED A BLESSING   (by Deborah Teel )  Composed: 2009
Smooth tune about our need for a blessing. Whether its financial, loved one or health, we all need a blessing. Features female and male vocal. Has played on local radio in NC, Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

DRIVE, RIDE & PROPHESY   (by Dr. Allean Varnado Lang )  Composed: 2010
Urban Gospel Pocket Funk with a powerful message about riding and driving throughout neighborhoods telling people about the love of Jesus. Dynamic counter vocal lines, penetrating rock guitar solo, popping horns, and pocket groove with an Urban twist to it. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD   (by Pavel Arakelian )  Composed: 2010
Hard Rock spiritual song with male vocal, overdriven guitars, saxophone playing caucasian scales, jazzy solo in the middle, absolutely mind-blowing! Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

VICTOIRE   (by Kharysma )  Composed: 2014
a sky beats music, with a good lyric from kharYsma Arafat-NZABA, Male Rap & Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

RUNNING FOR JESUS   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
upbeat marching gospel song, taking a stand to uplift the name of Jesus. Sometime down and sometime up facing sickness, pain, but it can not compare with serving the Lord. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

THE VINEDRESSER   (by Debbie Lassiter )  Composed: 2005
Rhythm and Blues stlye gospel. You've been serving God. Trying to do everything right but all of a sudden you get hit! You wonder - God what is going on. It's just the VineDresser dressing up the vine. Hold on this truth will blow you away! Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

OUT DA BOX   (by Tony Faison )  Composed: 2006
Grooving gospel. Beautiful lively and happy female backing vocals to male lead. Uplifting exciting and worshipful. Elegant upbeat harmonies, very rhythmic and fun. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SEND YOUR MERCY   (by Chris Lang )  Composed: 2007
Funky gospel, Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

FIGHT   (by Deborah Teel )  Composed: 2008
Fighting a Christian battle is not easy with all the conflicts of our time. We are encouraging Christians to keep the faith and our struggle will be won. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

JESUS YOU ARE MY FIRST LOVE   (by Dr. Allean Varnado Lang )  Composed: 2010
Lots of emotions expressed about the first loving experience this person has ever had with Jesus. A loving ballad beautifully expressed with such great feelings. Remembering the first time you fell in love with Jesus was a wonderful experience all over again. Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

RELEASE ME, LORD!   (by Pavel Arakelian )  Composed: 2010
Beautifuls spiritual song, dedicated to victims of explosion in Minsk Metro, in two languages - English, and Belarusian. Real prayer. Mixed Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

WATCHING OVER ME   (by Rick Ariail )  Composed: 2011
When you are troubled and have lost your way in life God is always there. He hears and He cares. God is always watching over you. Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

WHERE WOULD I BE   (by Lonnie Williams )  Composed: 2007
Spiritual, Black Gospel

IN HIS PRESENCE   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
Upbeat gospel song artist longing to be in the presence of the the Lord. You can have joy, in times of sadness, peace in the mist of the storm, hope in times of uncertain, happiness when you have loss all hope the Lord he will restore all things. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

THE CHRIST CULTURE   (by Tony Faison )  Composed: 2007
Hip hop style gospel, street edge combined with lively southern church style full gospel chorus underneath an exciting, adventurous hip hop/rap vocal. Medium fast beat, ultra funky. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

ANYWHERE   (by Chris Lang )  Composed: 2007
Hip Hop Gospel, Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

OUR FATHER   (by Lonnie Williams )  Composed: 2008
Spiritual, Black Gospel

LAY YOUR LOVE ON ME   (by Rick Ariail )  Composed: 2011
Spiritually uplifting song. God's love for me makes my life complete. I know God is right beside me to give me strength no matter how I stray. I'm so grateful for Your love so Lay Your Love On Me. Female Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

IT'S THE SAME BATTLEFIELD   (by Lonnie Williams )  Composed: 2008
Spiritual, Black Gospel

IN YOUR TIME OF NEED   (by Shawn Lat )  Composed: 2012
great for sound overs, Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

FAITH IS THE FOUNDATION   (by Joyful Harts Music Library )  Composed: 2015
This song is all about faith. Faith is the key to a right relationship with God. The instrumental version is provided with lyrics. This can be sung with a lead and choir. Suggestions are at the bottom of the lyrics document. Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

SON OF GOD   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

GOD HAS PREPARED   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel

LIFE AT THE END ETERNITY   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
God The Father, has a mansion for you and I: A song of hope and assurance soul stirring contemporary song. There is life after this life we have on earth. A place in heaven, God has prepared. Male Vocals, Spiritual, Black Gospel

THERE'S A SONG IN THE AIR   (by Ray Fenner )  Composed: 2012
Instrumental, Spiritual, Black Gospel
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