Happy Sunday: Stand By Me

Traditional black gospel is music that is written to express either personal or a communal belief regarding Christian life, as well as (in terms of the varying music styles) to give a Christian alternative to mainstream secular music. It is a form of Christian musicand a subgenre of gospel music.

—-Wikipedia, Traditional Black Gospel

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TRADITIONAL GOSPEL VERSION OF “STAND BY ME” AS PERFORMED BY JOSEPHINE JAMES
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“King’s might be the best-known version of Stand By Me, but the Christian hymn of that name was written in 1905 by Pastor Charles Tindley, as a plea to the Lord for support and guidance in times of doubt and suffering. It was directly inspired by verse 4 of the far, far older Psalm 23: ‘Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for thou art with me.””

—Marcus Gray, Guardian UK, Oct 2007

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BEN E KING “STAND BY ME

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FOR A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE, SING ALONG TO THE TRADITIONAL GOSPEL VERSION OF “STAND BY ME”!
AS PERFORMED BY THE ABC MASS CHOIR



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