Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black History Month: The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power, Part I

A few of the songs I had to learn pronto when I began playing for an urban congregation were
  • The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power
  • God Has Smiled On Me
  • We've Come This Far by Faith
  • Lead Me, Guide Me
One of the more difficult ones was "The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power."

Israel Houghton tells the story about a song-writing workshop he was leading where all those in attendance were all sitting around talking about the bad songs they wrote when they first started song writing.  In walks Andrae Crouch.  He asked Andrae about the first song he wrote.  Andrae sat down at the piano and played, "The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power."  Apparently Andrae never wrote a bad song when he first started.

Here's Andrae Crouch closing out the Mike Douglas Entertainment Hour in 1981. Andrae is at the piano. Mike Douglas is singing backup between two couples. One of those couples looks like Donnie and Marie Osmond :) Most of the people are still wearing 70's clothes except for the guy in the leather sport coat with a leather tie. He's a little ahead of his time!

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