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,