Elsa Harris – I Thank God
Elsa Harris is one of the most talented and respected gospel keyboard musicians in Chicago today. She has a huge heart and it is clearly reflected in her music. Elsa plays with force or grace, depending upon the piece she is performing. Her piano playing is precise like a classically trained pianist but with rich gospel chords and a heavy dose of the blues. On this disc, Elsa Harris plays traditional gospel songs and adds soul and funk on several tracks. Elsa sings on one track which reminds us that earlier in her career she was a renowned vocalist.
She is accompanied by two of the best gospel musicians in Chicago, Richard Gibbs on organ and Curtis Fondren on drums. They create music that swings with heaps of spiritual energy.
1. Glory Glory Hallelujah and Down at the Cross Medley - 2. Lord Don't Move that Mountain - 3. What a Friend - 4. What a Mighty God We Serve, Oh the Blood, Nothing but the Blood, There is Power Medley - 5. Down By Riverside - 6. Just a Closer Walk With Thee - 7. Wicked Shall Cease From Their Troubling - 8. Greatly to be Praised - 9. I Love to Praise His Name - 10. Joshua Fit the Battle - 11. Walk with Me Lord - 12. Looking for Trouble - 13. I Need Thee / How Great Thou Are - 14. I Thank God -