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Optimistic
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Hold On (Part 2)
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I Believe
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Sick & Tired
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Everything Is Gonna Be Alright

Albums

  • The 3rd Gift - Story, Song & Spirit

    Aug 2009 • 14 songs

  • Unity

    May 2007 • 13 songs

  • The Very Best Of Sounds Of Blackness & Ann Nesby

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  • Sounds of Blackness
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    Sounds of Blackness, a 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra led by Gary Hines, combined traditional African music with urban soul to become one of the most distinctive and popular contemporary gospel groups. Over the course of their career, the group won many awards, from organizations as diverse as the Grammies and the NAACP. Russel Knight formed the group that would prove to be the origins of Sounds of Blackness in 1969 at St. Paul, Minnesota's Macalester College. It wasn't until 1971, when Gary Hines was hired as their musical director, that the group developed its own ...
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