TODAY’S CLIP: In keeping with this weeks “three generations” theory, I wanted today’s musical post to encourage you to continue to work. The scripture in Philippians 4:13 says that you can do ALL things through Christ that strengthens you. Therein lies today’s song title, “I Can Do All Things Through Christ”. As far as I can tell, the original was done by Dr. Mattie Moss Clark. If someone out there in Blogland knows of an earlier version, let me know in the comments section. I love this video because it’s a big, old school choir led by Dr. Clark with “Twinkie” Clark on the organ… and then Bishop G.E. Patterson gets up at the end. What a combination. This version tickles my Baptist ear. Check it out and be encouraged… old school style!
BUT WAIT… THERE’S MORE…
I was originally introduced to this song through the remix by Earnest Pugh featuring Bishop Rance Allen. It’s lyrically the same repackaged in a neo-soul-ish music style. This version tickles my musical ear. Check it out and enjoy… new school style!
(Just so you know where I stand, I don’t agree with the “D’Angelo anointing” line in the beginning JUST because it stylistically follows a similar “D’Angelo” style. It’s God’s music and the message of the song is powerful enough. Does it really need a label beyond that??? I’m just sayin’. Anyway… enjoy…)
As a musician, 90% of what you do is listening. Music is too much of a universal language to get stuck on one dialect. Therefore, today’s blog is dedicated specifically for you to LISTEN (to the clip provided), EXPAND (your thinking on music in a way that you may not have considered before), AND ROCK NOW (with more musical knowledge added to your repertoire)!
DISCLAIMER: I do not own the rights to this song. The videos included in this blog are only intended to bring musical awareness to the reader.