This has been seeping into my consciousness over the past 2 weeks during the Olympics as it seems to have been playing on loop at all the different venues. I’m not complaining as it is a great and very fitting track to have chosen as the soundtrack to the games.
Sam Cooke and The Soul Stirrers – Jesus gave me water
There is something about gospel music from this era that I find utterly compelling. I think it is the purity of the vocal, which is particulalry exemplified here by the wonderful Sam Cooke who used the Soul Stirrers as a springboard to mainstream success before tragically passing away before his time.
On another note, what a performance by Mo Farrah tonight! He seems like such a decent bloke too, I was delighted for him.