The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - 50 Year Celebration Audio Samples Available

50 Year Celebration by The Mighty Clouds Of Joy

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Gospel, Album, Top Rated
15-track compilation to mark half century in the business for gospel giants.

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  1. 1. If Jesus Can't Fix It
  2. 2. Been Good To Me
  3. 3. Jesus Kind Of Man
  4. 4. I Believe I'll Run On
  5. 5. I Know I've Been Changed
  6. 6. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  7. 7. I Don't Feel Noways Tired
  8. 8. Mighty High
  9. 9. Something To Thank God For
  10. 10. I Made A Step
  11. 11. Order My Steps
  12. 12. Jesus Will Turn It Around
  13. 13. I've Been In The Storm Too Long
  14. 14. Walk Around Heaven
  15. 15. We Will Overcome
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Reviewed by Ian Hayter

After The Staple Singers, The Mighty Clouds Of Joy are arguably the most commercially successful black gospel group of the 20th century. Formed in the late 1950s by Joe Ligon and the smoother, more urban and urbane Johnny Martin, the five-man group signed to the Peacock label in 1959 and after a slightly uncomfortable dalliance with disco music, have never really looked back. Blurring the boundaries of gospel, R&B and soul, and always singing songs with a powerful message, they have nevertheless had massive hits, including the single "Mighty High" from 1976 which features on this CD, along with 14 other songs which have been brought together to celebrate their 50 years of singing and recording together. With such a huge back catalogue of songs from which to choose, the selection cannot have been easy, but this is a pretty representative set of high-energy, faith-fuelled, worship-inspiring tracks, from the opening "If Jesus Can't Fix It" through to the final "We Shall Overcome". If you've got plenty of their albums already (and there are plenty to choose from), then this is a useful digest to keep in the car. If you haven't come across them before (maybe you've been living on a distant planet), this is a great introduction to the oeuvre of a truly great set of singers.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 106201
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: EMI Gospel 5099930614826
Items: 1
Release Date: 21 Mar 2011

15-track compilation to mark half century in the business for gospel giants.

Contemporary gospelís preeminent group, the Mighty Clouds of Joy carried the torch for the traditional quartet vocal style throughout an era dominated by solo acts and choirs.

Pioneering a distinctively funky sound which over time gained grudging acceptance even among purists, they pushed spiritual music in new and unexpected directions, even scoring a major disco hit.

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The latest album from the veteran US gospel quartet.

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A bargain sampler from the veteran gospel quartet.

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