traditional choir“He Touched Me”
Dr. LouDella Evans-Reid and the Traditional Gospel Choir

If you like that aggressive, churchy gospel choir sound that came straight outta Chicago, false coda and all, you will love “He Touched Me.”

This Thurston Frazier chestnut is given a full-throttle reading by the Traditional Gospel Choir, presented by Rev. Bryant Jones and directed by Dr. LouDella Evans-Reid.

Both Jones and Reid have plenty of trad cred. Jones is a pastor and the son of gospel singer Jeannette Robinson Jones and the late Rev. Billy Jones. Reid is the longstanding and aerobic directress of the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church choir, where her brother, Rev. Dr. Clay Evans, is founder and senior pastor.  The Traditional Gospel Choir, in fact, grew out of a Reunion Choir of Fellowship singers that assembled to fete Reid on her 75th birthday in 2005.

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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.