Who would have thought that one of my favorite gospel groups is the Canton Spirituals? …Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers too.
I guess I’m mixed-up that way, being raised Catholic, not knowing the bible like my ABCs, I’m not religious. But I’m spiritual, and I love the Canton Spirituals. Let me try to explain.
I don’t know which reason prevails in my attraction to the good gospel music of the Canton Spirituals, and others.
I know that since its Southern Gospel it appeals to me, off the back because I am from South Louisiana. It also appeals to me because the group presents gospel music in a bluesy kind of way. Sometimes, I get the blues like every else does. The songs tell stories of trials on Life’s Road and achieving victory through faith. The Blues, in this case, gives me Hope.