Optimistic" is a song by American vocal and instrumental ensemble Sounds of Blackness, recorded for their debut studio album The Evolution of Gospel (1991). It was written and produced by Gary Hines, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and features vocals from Ann Bennett-Nesby, Carrie Harrington, Coré Cotton, Patricia Lacy, and Jamecia Bennett. The urban contemporary gospel song was released as the group's debut single and reached the top three on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart.
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Album by Sounds Of Blackness. The Pressure, Part 1. Testify. Gonna Be Free One Day. Stand. The Pressure, Part 2. Your Wish Is My Command. Hallelujah Lord! We Give You Thanks. What Shall I Call Him? Better Watch Your Behavior.
The Evolution of Gospel. Released May 21, 1991. The Evolution of Gospel Tracklist. 2. Optimistic Lyrics.
It’s been over 20 years since the group Sounds of Blackness hit the airwaves with their first album The Evolution of Gospel, and even longer since the group formed. SoulTrain had a chance to talk with the group’s conductor, producer, and principal songwriter Gary Hines about music, healing, and the new release Sounds of Blackness. Avoid Being Pigeonholed into one Genr. e’ve always been very clear about who we are and what we do. So when we get the label of gospel, it’s not an offensive label at all; it’s certainly a big part of what we do, it’s just not completely accurate. Here Comes the Cowboy. LEGACY! LEGACY! 83. Holly Herndon.
Sounds of Blackness is a Grammy Award-winning vocal and instrumental ensemble from Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota who perform music from several genres music including gospel, R&B, soul, and jazz. Style:MLA Chicago APA. "The Evolution of Gospel Album. Missing lyrics by Sounds of Blackness? Know any other songs by Sounds of Blackness?
Backing Vocals – Bob Thomas , Terrence Frierson, Wendy IngramHandclaps – Mint ConditionLead Vocals – Core Cotton, Jamecia Bennett, Pat Levy
|A3||Ah Been Workin'
Lead Vocals – Dorothy J. Townes
|A4||The Pressure Pt. 1
Backing Vocals – Sonya Kates, Stokley WilliamsHandclaps – Lo-Key?
Backing Vocals – Carrie Harrington, Jamecia Bennett, Pat Levy, Terrence FriersonLead Vocals – Andre Shepard
|A6||Gonna Be Free One Day
Lead Vocals – Otis Montgomery
Arranged By – Dick Whitbeck, Gary HinesRap [Guest] – Prof T.Written By – Sylvester Stewart
|A8||The Pressure Pt. 2
Backing Vocals – Sonya Kates, Stokley Williams
|B1||Your Wish Is My Command
Backing Vocals – Elizabeth J. Turner, Jamecia Bennett
|B3||We Give You Thanks||6:16|
|B4||He Holds The Future
Backing Vocals – Regina WilliamsRap [Guest] – Prof T.
|B5||What Shall I Call Him?
Lead Vocals – Elizabeth J. Turner, Pat Levy
|B6||Better Watch Your Behavior||1:54|
|B7||Please Take My Hand
Backing Vocals – Elizabeth J. Turner, Regina Williams, Sandra Harris, Valerie Johnson
|B8||I'll Fly Away
Lead Vocals – Shirley Marie Graham
|28968 1000-2||Sounds Of Blackness||The Evolution Of Gospel (CD, Album)||Perspective Records||28968 1000-2||USA & Canada||1991|
|POCM-1997||Sounds Of Blackness||The Evolution Of Gospel (CD, Album, RE)||Perspective Records||POCM-1997||Japan||1997|
|28968 1000 4||Sounds Of Blackness||The Evolution Of Gospel (Cass, Album)||Perspective Records||28968 1000 4||US||1991|
|395 361-4, 322||Sounds Of Blackness||The Evolution Of Gospel (Cass, Album)||Perspective Records, Pt. Suara Sentral Sejati||395 361-4, 322||Indonesia||1991|
|28968 1000-2||Sounds Of Blackness||The Evolution Of Gospel (CD, Album)||Perspective Records||28968 1000-2||US||1991|