“He’ll Make It Alright”
Julius Pearson & the Gospel Chorale of Chicago
Enchanted Media Group
By Robert M. Marovich
With the exception of Detroit, no city does gospel choir like Chicago.
“He’ll Make It Alright” by Julius Pearson and the Gospel Chorale of Chicago is a good example. It has that hard-hitting, roof-raising singing evocative of early Ricky Dillard and late twentieth-century Chicago church choirs. Its palpable enthusiasm will just as easily light up a church as the airwaves.
“Good afternoon, good morning, good evening,” featured vocalist Pastor Maryta Powell opens, like a gospel announcer who has already succumbed to the spirit. “I don’t know where you are or what you are going through…but joy is coming in the morning. I’m a living witness!” From there, she and the choir rip like fire through a song of gratitude, encouragement, and hope for tomorrow.
Since the radio edit ends way too soon, the listener will be off in search of the full recording.
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.
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