How I Got Over...Songs That Carried Us

How I Got Over...Songs That Carried Us

Casting Crowns

In a recording that seems to begin well after the start of a service and to fade out before that service's conclusion, Smokie Norful devotes himself and a small army of associates to what he calls "old-school style" gospel, i.e., traditional gospel. "Anybody remember these kinds of songs?" he asks, introducing "Sunday Morning Medley," and it seems that many of his listeners do. The 12th District AME Mass Choir provides the choruses, as Norful introduces peers (Myron Butler, Sheri Jones-Moffett), protégés (Keshia McFarland), influences (Melvin Williams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Joe Ligon of the Mighty Clouds of Joy), and, eventually, his father, Pastor W.R. Norful, Sr., who sings a powerful "Amazing Grace." The younger Norful does not get lost among the guest stars, however. He remains both an expressive singer in his own right, and a loquacious speaker with an ability to connect to his listeners, whether he's reminiscing about traveling the country with his father trying to get his favorites on the tape deck; recalling the whippings he received "with love"; or raving about the redemptive power of the blood of Christ. This is an album aimed at older gospel fans who will find it easier to accept a younger voice like Norful's now that he has made apparent the tradition of which he is a part.

Album Tracks

Song Title Length
He's a Wonder In My Soul / I Need Thee / Yes Lord (feat. Pastor W.R. Norful Sr. and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Hallelujah, Thine the Glory (Revive Us Again) [feat. Pastor W.R. Norful Sr. and the 12th District AME Mass Choir] 0:00
I Gotta Praise (feat. Pastor W.R. Norful Sr. and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Alleluia (feat. Pastor W.R. Norful Sr. and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
The Lord Will Make a Way (feat. Sheri Jones-Moffett and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
The Blood Will Never Lose It's Power (feat. the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Oh the Blood of Jesus / There Is Power In the Blood / Nothing But the Blood (feat. the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
I Know It Was the Blood (feat. Joe Ligon and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Sunday Morning Medley (feat. Myron Butler and The 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Sunday Morning Reprise (feat. Myron Butler and The 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Smokie Norful Introduces Melvin Williams 0:00
Solid Rock (feat. Melvin Williams and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Oh How I Love Jesus / Jesus, There Is Something About That Name (feat. Keshia McFarland and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Praise the Name of Jesus (feat. Keshia McFarland and The 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Trouble In My Way (feat. Vanessa Bell Armstrong and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00
Intro to Amazing Grace 0:00
Father I Stretch My Hands to Thee / Amazing Grace (feat. Pastor W.R. Norful Sr. and the 12th District AME Mass Choir) 0:00

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