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As a product of the Brazeal Dennard Youth Chorale, and student of African American choral musics, this hits hard. Keeping my ears open for the arrangements. I want to be there when he’s laid to rest. James Abbington will be playing organ at the services. I know all of the music will be impeccable. 

In peace & song, 

*jD

06 Jesus Is All I Need by jdgreensoul

17 If I Can Help Somebody by jdgreensoul

 

These are from the same concert by The Brazeal Dennard Chorale (Detroit), circa 1998. Features original songs/arrangements by Lori Hicks and Stacey Gibbs, and early performances by yours truly (the second solo on If I Can Help Somebody), Lori Hicks (before she was an opera diva), Angela Birchett (on both songs) and Lori “L’Renee” Hollins (the second solo on If I Can Help Somebody). We were all just on the other side of high school. 

Many thanks to the homie, Marcus Collins, for digging these up. I got choked up listening to “If I Can Help Somebody.” That song changed my life forever. High fives to anyone who can find more (and even earlier) performances. 

In the spirit of Sankofa, 

*jD