TBGB Pick of the Week: January 1, 2006

“Be There”
The Williams Brothers
From the CD Greatest Hits Plus
Blackberry 2005

The Williams Brothers are among a handful of traditional gospel artists whose releases continue to make the singles chart, and “Be There” demonstrates that the quartet is still quite capable of cranking out hits.

“Be There” is a Plus title from the quartet’s Greatest Hits Plus project, released in 2005. The song’s easy-going groove is pure comfort food for the ears and fits in well with the CD’s overall retrospective tone. The song’s lyrics portray a protective love between God and His creation that if not heard in context could easily be misconstrued as between two people (e.g., “I’ll hold you late in the midnight hour/Make you feel so safe, so safe and warm”), though it is done so well by the Williams that it is unlikely to rankle traditionalists.

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. Why is it so hard to find what i want? Rev FC Barnes song “I Love you for being so good”

  2. That is on the “No Tears in Glory” LP. Hit me at bob@gospelmemories.com and I can help you obtain that track.

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