“Bridge over Troubled Water” written by Paul Simon, released in 1970 by Simon and Garfunkel.
"Oh Happy Day" was originally released in 1914 by the Trinity Choir and was collectively written and changed over time by Philip Doddridge, Johann Freylinghausen and Edward F. Rimbault. The first recorded 'cover version' was from the The Edwin Hawkins Singers which won a Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance in 1970. Edwin Hawkins was a pianist at Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, California and he came up with this new arrangement of a commonly sang gospel song in churches across the U.S. This adaptation has been recorded over 75 times since and I ran across this true gem from Aretha Franklin and the amazing Mavis Staples (1987) with a somewhat different arrangement.
Virtuosa; the female equivalent of the male Virtuoso; meaning with exceptional talent.
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