“Stand Up” – Chris Jasper

“Stand Up”
Chris Jasper

From the Gold City Records CD Everything I Do (2010)

In 1985, Chris Jasper (“Superbad”) of Isley-Jasper-Isley was the lead vocalist on the phenomenal chart-topping “Caravan of Love.” In the 1990s and 2000s, he combined the soul feeling of Isley-Jasper-Isley with inspirational lyrics, and even re-recorded “Caravan of Love” for 1992’s Praise the Eternal.

Jasper’s Everything I Do is a collection of pop and inspirational songs jacked up on the shoulder-shaking, bass-thumping, up-tempo ‘70s funk that recalls the artist’s time with the Isley Brothers.

In fact, the album’s “Stand Up” sounds like a sacred, and slower, version of the fist-shaking “Fight the Power.” Here, the rallying cry is against issues such as taking God out of the Pledge of Allegiance, with Jasper encouraging “everyone who loves the Lord, stand up!”

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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