Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Rev Maceo Woods, Christian Tabernacle Choir|
Hello Sunshine: Volt Recordings
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
Soul-stirring gospel at its best!
Ronald Smith | Los Angeles, Calif. | 05/20/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Pastor Maceo Woods and the Christian Tabernacle Choir have long been known for their simple, elegant and exuberant gospel performances. This CD catches them in their early days, almost 30 years ago. While the choir still attracts thousands to their annual concert in Chicago, they don't record as often as I like. New recording choirs take note: Choirs like Christian Tabernacle paved the way for your success today. Also, some of the same soloists who are featured on these tracks are still singing with the group today. Yet another testimony to the fact that gospel is not simply music, it is also a ministry."
David Ben Shalom Sturdivant | Memphis TN | 12/04/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"How well do I remember the days when Doris Sykes would bellow out "God is Everything", when Maceo Woods and choir would come to Christian Tabernacle, Cleveland, (Rev Bill Sawyer) in concert. It is regrettable that more music of both legends and soloists like Doris Sykes isn't available."
Missed some good music from other projects
Bill Mobley | Atlanta, Georgia United States | 07/30/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This compilation is fine, especially the first half, but fans of Maceo Woods and The Christian Tabernacle Choir know that later albums were also good. I miss from this collection, "Satisfied," "Jesus when trouble Burdens me down," "Through it all," "Hallelujah,"...etc. I'm thankful however to find anything at all from Maceo Woods on CD. Doris Sykes version of "The Name of Jesus" still sounds as refreshing today as it did when "Hello Sunshine" was released back in the early seventies. It is amazing that none of Ms. Sykes songs ever appear on anthologies or compilations (as far as I can tell) of gospel music. Gospel sopranos like her, Sara Jordan Powell and others blessed so many with their beautiful voices. On "Hello Sunshine," Rev. Maceo Woods and The Christian Tabernacle Choir often touches us where many gospel groups fail to these days, and that is in our heart and soul."