Oh Happy Day
Oh Happy Day
At the heights of its power, this uniquely American art form connects the spirit of the writer, performer and listener with a truth much higher than presents travails. The notes, rhythms, and lyrics paint a picture of the ongoing tale of struggle, persecution, redemption and freedom. Blues, rock and roll, r&b, country and even modern hip hop and rap music have all been influenced by the sound and soul of gospel. It has faced down the bleak days of slavery, depression, violence and fear with a tear in its eye and a promise on its lips.
On Oh Happy Day, a wide array of contemporary artists has been paired with some of today's leading gospel voices and legendary choirs. Together they explore a batch of gospel standards and main-stream hits that were clearly inspired by the old soulful sound and feel of gospel.
It's an all-star celebration that just might take you someplace higher if you let it.
1. I Believe - Jonny Lang (with the Fisk Jubilee Singers)
2. Presence Of The Lord - 3 Doors Down (with Soul Children of Chicago)
3. Higher Ground - Robert Randolph & The Clark Sisters
4. Keep The Faith - Jon Bon Jovi (with Washington Youth Choir)
5. People Get Ready - Al Green & Heather Headley
6. Waiting For My Child To Come Home - Mavis Staples & Patty Griffin
7. Storm Before The Calm - Michael McDonald (with West Angeles Cogic Mass Choir)
8. Redemption Song - Angelique Kidjo
9. A Change Is Gonna Come - Aaron Neville (with Mt. Zion Mass Choir)
10. Oh Happy Day - Queen Latifah (with Jubilation)
11. This Little Light Of Mine - Joss Stone & Buick Audra
Key Product Details
- Artist: Various Artists
- Genre: Gospel