TBGB Pick of the Week: April 15, 2014

“Whatever I Expect”
Bishop Larry Trotter & Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choirs
From the Utopia Music Group album Praise Revisited (2013)
“Trials and tribulations, we have overcome,” sings the choir, in response to Bishop Larry Trotter’s reminder that if you “expect little, you’re going to get little.  But if you expect great, you’re gonna get great.” 
The churchy Chicago style is in full force as the choir members sing of their overcoming and achieving the great—from the frenetic praise-break tempo to the throaty vocals of the chorus and praise team leader (and now First Lady) Mildred Trotter’s raw and unbridled lead vocals.  It’s Sunday morning church music from Chicago’s Southeast Side!

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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