TBGB Pick of the Week: April 9, 2007

“Fisher of Men”
From the DaMil Records CD Love is Your Greatest Gift 2006

DeLois Barrett Campbell believes that the Barrett Sisters blend harmonies so well because they are blood-related sisters. If kinship breeds quality harmony, it’s no wonder brothers Lionel (Ray) and Lyndon Batiste create such a heavenly sound together.

Not steeped in the African American gospel experience – they grew up in the Roman Catholic Church – the brothers Batiste nevertheless call upon their RnB influences to soulfully render “Fisher of Men,” a beautiful, meditative song with a lullaby-like melody. It’s the kind of song that is likely to be covered by dozens of gospel and CCM artists in the years to come. Also guaranteed to inspire audiences coast to coast to raise hands and sway in place.

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.


  1. Congratulations to the Brothers Batiste and their entire family . I know them all personally and not only are they extraordinary performers but also wonderful human beings who not only talk the talk , but walk the walk . I salute the Brothers Batiste and the entire group (Triumph)as they spread inspirational throughout the world .


  2. I love this group and their music. It is so rich and savory. The voices, the sound, the lyrics…its all so untraditional, yet fills my spirit to the brim. It must have been hard to pick the single because the album is amazing.A virtual bible with a tune. Every household should own it.My whole family jams to it.
    ~ Jessica

  3. they are great, and i love this song

  4. This song is a testament to what the love of God will reveal in each of our lives. I truly believe this song spans religions, cultures, and regions with its melodic sound and warm lyrics. Kudos to Batiste!!! 🙂

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