Paul Porter and the Christianaires
Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

The rhythm section is as contemporary as this morning but the lyrics, melody, and vocals on “Miracle,” the new single by Paul Porter and the Christianaires, have a languorous southern soul gospel quartet sensibility. And when Paul Porter sings, “I know what a miracle can do,” he is quite likely recalling the serious disability from which he was healed some years ago.

“Miracle” also features Jerry Smith and the Children of Israel as background vocalists and a cameo vocal from the late Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson.

One thing’s for sure: it’s nice that the Christianaires are singing again, especially after the recent passing of founding member Tyrone Porter. The single is co-produced by Paul Porter and Ray Braswell Jr.

One Comment

  1. Napoleon Gilbert August 8, 2023 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Great Commentary. Paul is one of my favorite lead vocalist.

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Written by : 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.