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Thread started 10/03/19 4:29am

mk456

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Songs with a peaceful or spiritual message

Hi. For anyone that likes this aspect of music some of the songs I like are below. I am interested to hear other spiritual or peaceful songs from any artist from any part of the world - any religion or spiritual tradition. Cheers for any links or recommendations. (Of course Prince also has many songs with a spiritual lyric).

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George Harrison – Give me Love Give Peace on Earth

https://www.youtube.com/w...-KAvPbO8JY

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Bob Marley – Positive Vibration

https://www.youtube.com/w...elH2Qm5orE

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Crosby and Nash - Lay Me Down

https://www.youtube.com/w..._Pa_0K4u5M

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Chakrini – Hey Gopinath

https://www.youtube.com/w...7SUZqQsybo

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George Harrison – My Sweet Lord

https://www.youtube.com/w...CNeM2dWiwo

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Vibrasphere – Tierra Azul

https://www.youtube.com/w...SvaF1gTOrA

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Mercy Me – Best news Ever (Reality Gospel Choir also have a beautiful version but couldn’t see it online)

https://www.youtube.com/w...cbcKrnnJAk

[Edited 10/3/19 7:03am]

[Edited 10/23/19 0:08am]

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Reply #1 posted 10/03/19 9:45am

Empress

One of my all-time favourites - Imagine - John Lennon.

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Reply #2 posted 10/03/19 3:08pm

PeggyO

Prince-Still Would Stand All Time

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Reply #3 posted 10/03/19 3:17pm

IfItAintToy

Letoya's Free The World. Such a powerful, powerful message. If only we, humans, learned anything from it. It reminds me of Greta's "How dare you?". That's what the song asks the world "How dare you?". It also asks "How could you?" and even "How was this possible?".

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Reply #4 posted 10/03/19 5:31pm

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Al Jarreau ~ Mornin'
Institutional Radio Choir COGIC ~ Stretch Out
B.B. King ~ Jesus Gave Me Water
Idris Muhammad feat. Sakinah Muhammad - I'm A Believer
The Highway QC's ~ He Lifted Up My Burdens
Nicholas ~ God's Woman
The Dixie Hummingbirds ~ Christian's Automobile
The Abyssinians ~ Satta Massagana
Dolly Parton ~ Heaven's Just A Prayer Away
Ensemble Al-Salaam ~ Optimystical
Stevie Wonder ~ Ai No Sono
Brother Ahh ~ Nature's Children
Howard Jones ~ Is There A Difference?
King James Version ~ I'll Still Love You
Inspirations ~ I'm Bound For That City

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Reply #5 posted 10/04/19 4:09am

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Thank you

MickyDolenz

IfItAintToy

PeggyO

Empress

for the all beautiful songs you listed - Al Jarreau, Lennon, Letoya etc - and some of which I had not heard before and am liking a lot too including The Ensemble and Highway QCs. And for reminding me of Howard Jones and his positive vibe - 'New Song' used to be one of my favourites! Cheers.

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Reply #6 posted 10/04/19 10:16am

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mk456 said:

and some of which I had not heard before and am liking a lot too including The Ensemble and Highway QCs.

Johnnie Taylor was in the QCs in the late 1950s and he's doing the lead on the song posted above. Sam Cooke was in the group before Johnnie, but I don't think Sam recorded anything with them. Lou Rawls had been a member of the QCs too. Sam & Johnnie was also in the Soul Stirrers but not at the same time. The Ensemble's entire album is posted on Youtube if you're interested. You can check out their label Strata East which focused on spritual jazz, but a lot of it is instrumental though. A few of Spike Lee's relatives was on the label in a group called Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #7 posted 10/04/19 1:03pm

mk456

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MickyDolenz said:

mk456 said:

and some of which I had not heard before and am liking a lot too including The Ensemble and Highway QCs.

Johnnie Taylor was in the QCs in the late 1950s and he's doing the lead on the song posted above. Sam Cooke was in the group before Johnnie, but I don't think Sam recorded anything with them. Lou Rawls had been a member of the QCs too. Sam & Johnnie was also in the Soul Stirrers but not at the same time. The Ensemble's entire album is posted on Youtube if you're interested. You can check out their label Strata East which focused on spritual jazz, but a lot of it is instrumental though. A few of Spike Lee's relatives was on the label in a group called Descendants Of Mike And Phoebe.

Thank you very much for the information. That is interesting. There is always more music to be discovered. Spiritual Jazz sounds interesting - I havent listened to much jazz - I have some Miles Davis LPs such as of course Kind of Blue and some Wynton Marsalis. Years ago I had some acid jazz cds - when I lived in Australia friends and I used to go to a well known jazz club called the Basement - good times. I like Esperanza Spalding also.

Which all reminds me of a song I havent played in a long time - Prince and Miles can i play with U.

God Bless Prince
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Reply #8 posted 10/04/19 1:47pm

IfItAintToy

We must bring an end to all discrimination
Let's free the world
And make a better place for children throughout the world
Why should they suffer from our battles
They are, our future
They are the voice of tomorrow

Divided by a land
Devastation's here at hand
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

United we must stand
In this war possessed by man
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

Years and years of war
Let's bring it to an end
All because of man
Why can't we put it into God's hands
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

Creation was his plan
Children learn and take a stand
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

[Chorus:]
We're all God's creation
Across all nations
It's time for us
To come together as one
Let's free the world

Join your hands
Let's pray to him to save our land
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

Faith and love from up above
Will get us through
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

[Chorus:]

(Chorus 2)
Let us end all discrimination
Across all nations
It's time for us
To come together as one
Let's free the world
But is it that simple

We are the future
The next generation
Please don't destroy
Just protect all nations
No more fears
Our future's clear
All this because of segregation
Education, communication will end discrimination
Let's free the world
Let's free the world


[Edited 10/4/19 13:48pm]

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Reply #9 posted 10/04/19 7:07pm

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PeggyO said:

Prince-Still Would Stand All Time

I agree. One of the many Prince songs that I love. heart

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Reply #10 posted 10/05/19 10:42am

RJOrion

prince - " elephants & flowers "
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Reply #11 posted 10/05/19 10:45am

RJOrion

marvin gaye - " god is love "
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Reply #12 posted 10/05/19 10:47am

RJOrion

earth, wind & fire - "spirit"
the emotions - "blessed"
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Reply #13 posted 10/05/19 11:46am

IfItAintToy

What about Letoya RJOnion?

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Reply #14 posted 10/05/19 12:34pm

jfenster

mahalia jackson.....trouble of the world

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Reply #15 posted 10/05/19 5:48pm

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The first ones that come 2 mind 4 me are "Never Give Up" by Yolanda Adams and "I Believe" by Sounds Of Blackness; both under Flyte Tyme Productions. smile

[Edited 10/5/19 17:48pm]

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #16 posted 10/05/19 6:28pm

IfItAintToy

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The first ones that come 2 mind 4 me are "Never Give Up" by Yolanda Adams and "I Believe" by Sounds Of Blackness; both under Flyte Tyme Productions. smile

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That's because you don't know Free The World by Letoya Jackson. If you knew it would be the first or the second to come to your mind. At worst the third.

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Reply #17 posted 10/06/19 12:01pm

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Couple of peaceful favourites from Africa you might enjoy. Both are spiritual songs that always seem to me to have a lot of warmth to them.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo (South Africa) - Ofana Naye (Nobody Like Him)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8POEMdSvtj4


Rajery (Madagascar) - Vavaka
https://www.youtube.com/w...Xiyp8Mezys

"Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced." - James Baldwin
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Reply #18 posted 10/06/19 1:45pm

RJOrion

sounds of blackness - "optimistic"
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Reply #19 posted 10/06/19 1:47pm

RJOrion

sam cooke - "a change is gonna come"
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Reply #20 posted 10/06/19 2:11pm

onlyforaminute

E'en So Lord by Joi Gilliam
https://youtu.be/1xbym_1UiTA

Outro by M83
https://youtu.be/DdykT2RWhfc


The other thread popped this into my head

Aquarius/Let The Sunshine by 5th Dimension
https://youtu.be/oPK7ZF6jfJE
[Edited 10/6/19 15:22pm]
Year of Return 2019
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Reply #21 posted 10/07/19 1:09am

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Brass Construction The Message

Sounds Of Blackness The Lord Will Make A Way

Steve Arrington Turn Up The Love

Don't laugh at my funk
This funk is a serious joint
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Reply #22 posted 10/07/19 10:07am

onlyforaminute

Hallelujah on cello played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason
https://youtu.be/RLd9PcZW5PQ
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Reply #23 posted 10/08/19 7:13pm

MickyDolenz

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Bobby McFerrin ~ Say Ladeo

Michael Franks ~ Don't Be Blue

Tramaine Hawkins ~ Holy One

Minnie Riperton ~ Don't Let Anyone Bring You Down

L.T.D. ~ You Can Be Free

Natalie Cole ~ La Costa

Rance Allen Group ~ Reason To Survive

En Vogue ~ This Is Your Life

The Beatles ~ Within You Without You

Tears For Fears - Advice For The Young At Heart

Jackson 5 ~ World Of Sunshine

Donny & Marie Osmond ~ Living On My Suspicion

Al Green ~ I Know It Was The Blood

Des'ree ~ Momma Please Don't Cry

James Brown ~ Mind Power

Debra Killings ~ Without Him

Kirk Franklin feat. R. Kelly, Crystal Lewis, Mary J. Blige, Bono, The Family ~ Lean On Me

Roy Clark & Oak Ridge Boys ~ Have A Little Talk

Snoop Dogg feat. Charlie Wilson ~ One More Day

Commodores ~ High On Sunshine

Bar-Kays ~ Deliver Us

Lovin' Spoonful ~ Coconut Grove

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Reply #24 posted 10/08/19 7:22pm

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IfItAintToy said:

whitechocolatebrotha said:

The first ones that come 2 mind 4 me are "Never Give Up" by Yolanda Adams and "I Believe" by Sounds Of Blackness; both under Flyte Tyme Productions. smile

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That's because you don't know Free The World by Letoya Jackson. If you knew it would be the first or the second to come to your mind. At worst the third.

Michael's SISTER? Oh, GOD, no. She can't sing. Her voice, to ME, is like fingernails on a chalkboard. I'll still give it some ear tho. Thanks! Peace!

Hungry? Just look in the mirror and get fed up.
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Reply #25 posted 10/09/19 3:04am

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Someday We'll All Be Free - Donny Hathaway

Sowing the Seeds of Love - Tears 4 Fears

Prayer for the Dying - Seal

People Asking Why - Seal

Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away - Stevie Wonder

Beautiful Things - Gungor

We are One - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

Happy Feelings - Maze featuring Frankie Beverly

4 The Tears in Your Eyes - Prince

Picture Perfect World - Avalon

Savior Love - Avalon

Worth Fighting For - Bryan Courtney Wilson

I'll Just Say Yes - Bryan Courtney Wilson

Hear My Cry - Fred Hammond

Promise Keeper - Fred Hammond

Blessing and Honor - Fred Hammond

Keeping My Mind - Fred Hammond

Jesus Is Love - Lionel Richie

Say Amen - Howard Hewett

Personal Jesus - Depeche Mode

The Cross - Prince

If I Ever Lose My Faith - Sting

Brand New Day - Sting

It's All Good - Anointed

Lord You're Everything - Men of Standard

I Need You - Men of Standard

Your Will - Men of Standard

Thoughts of Love - Fred Hammond

In the Midst of It All - Yolanda Adams

He'll Arrive - Yolanda Adams featuring Kelly Price

Jesus Children of America - Stevie Wonder

Why I Feel This Way - Take 6 Featuring Stevie Wonder

Biggest Part of Me - Doobie Brothers or Take 6

People Giving Love - Brand New Heavies

Keep Together - Brand New Heavies

Stay this Way - Brand New Heavies

Fragile - Sting

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Reply #26 posted 10/09/19 12:53pm

looby

Any song by The Winans family.

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Reply #27 posted 10/09/19 1:08pm

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Wow so many beautiful songs Im liking on this thread.. thank you to everyone ! heart

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Mazzy Star - Into Dust

https://www.youtube.com/w...hPZFM>

Groove Armada - My Friend

https://www.youtube.com/w...69_1M>

Otis Redding - sitting on the Dock of the Bay

https://www.youtube.com/w...Sr-e4>

Chakrini - Narayana

https://www.youtube.com/w...ndex=5>

Peter Gabriel - Solsbury Hill

https://www.youtube.com/w...c97g6U>

The Police - Spirits in the Material World

https://www.youtube.com/w...4DlGk>

Morcheeba - The Sea

https://www.youtube.com/w...5z18pI>

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Reply #28 posted 10/09/19 6:02pm

looby

^^You're welcome mk456 smile

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Reply #29 posted 10/22/19 10:39pm

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Madeleine Peyroux - Dance Me to the End of Love

https://www.youtube.com/w...h6h278GEpA

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Stevie Wonder - As

https://www.youtube.com/w...WhMyOs0pCQ

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Woolies and Soweto Gospel Choir - tribute to Mandela

https://www.youtube.com/e...autoplay=1

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Third World - Now That We've Found Love

https://www.youtube.com/w...Zpeg8Lx87k

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I just found out about the original: The O'Jays - Now That We Found Love

https://www.youtube.com/w...wi-au14YdE

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The Mezzo Streams sing "Jesu Wa" (South African Gospel)

https://www.youtube.com/w...EuSbKdAS4c

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Bob Marley - Chances Are

https://www.youtube.com/w...Dqfz_k0b94

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Fairport Convention - Now Be Thankful

https://www.youtube.com/w...Q5fIP8GXgI

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By the way, I've really enjoyed this thread, too. Especially like: Hallelujah on cello played by Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Rajery (Madagascar) - Vavaka. Listening to MickyDolenz's postings is a good education, good vibes.

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