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You could spend the whole rest of your day–or week, of month–wandering about the internet listening to various artists perform songs by Charles Tindley. Here is a little playlist of various YouTube versions of Tindley songs that I enjoyed while taking that tour myself. I found it helpful to search for lyrics of each song and read along while listening.

“The Storm Is Passing Over”

Blind Joe Taggart, 1928

Donald Vails Choraleeers, 1977

Morgan State University Choir, 2005

American By Choir, 2013

Jamaica Youth Choir, 2023

“Stand By Me”

Madame Magdalene Tartt Lawrence, 1922 (first known recording of the song)

Five Blind Boys of Alabama, 1953

Ernest Tubb (country), 1963

Elvis Presley, 1966

The Violinaires, 1966

Albertina Walker and the Caravans, 1972

Bob Dylan (live, 1990)

“Nothing Between”

Marian Williams, 1958

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, 1960

“What Are They Doing in Heaven Today?”

Mavis Staples, 2013

Mogwai, 2023 (Scottish post-punk band, from the soundtrack to the French TV series “Les Revenants,” or “The Returned”)

Statehouse Electric Americana, 2018 (Arkansas bluegrass/country)

“We’ll Understand It Better Bye and Bye”

Washington Phillips, late 1920s

The Davis Sisters (uncertain date, possibly 1950s)

Thelonius Monk, 1960 (instrumental)

Sweet Honey in the Rock, 1985

Jehovah Shalom A Capella (2023, from Kampala, Uganda)

“Take Your Burden to the Lord and Leave It There”

Blind Boys of Alabama, 2013

Joe & Rory (country due Rory Feek and Rory Week), 2020

“Beams of Heaven”

Mahalia Jackson (uncertain date, live)

Clara Ward, 1972

Morgan State University Choir, 2006

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