Bishop Charles R. Lyles & the New John Howard Gospel Caravan – “According to the Power”

new john howard gospel caravan

“According to the Power”
Bishop Charles R. Lyles & the
New John Howard Gospel Caravan
From the EP Payday (released August 2014)
www.JHGCaravaninc.org

The musicians set the drum machine tempo to rapid-fire, then all instrumentalists (including the human drummer) and the singers join in on this church-wrecking selection.

Bishop Charles R. Lyles, Pastor Wendy Mason-Harris, and Elder Ida Mae Graves take turns shouting on Ephesians 3:20, about being filled with the power of God, and in this context, filled with Holy Ghost fire. As with many songs about Holy Ghost fire, the song jumps with praise break furor.

The group’s single is “Healed,” but leave it to the Journal of Gospel Music to flip the record over and groove to the more exuberant flip 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.