SHOUT! Black Gospel Music Moments – Sondra “Blinky” Williams


A former protégé of Andrae Crouch, Blinky Williams easily moved between soul and gospel music.

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Welcome to Shout! Moments of black gospel music. I am Robert Darden. Andrae Crouch’s original group – when he was still a teenager – included Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer Billy Preston and four amazing singers: Andrae’s twin sister Sandra Gloria Jones, who recorded the original “Tainted Love”, Enda Wright of the Honeycombs, and Sondra “Blinky Williams”. Everything would go as far as a certain well-deserved musical fame. Williams would record for Motown, including a duet album with the great Edwin Starr of “25 Miles” fame, provide the voice for the “Good Times” TV series theme, and release dozens of wonderful Northern 45s and LPs. Drunk. The daughter of a pastor, she has also recorded occasional gospel music, including this wonderfully slow and jazzy rendition of the witty old-fashioned “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” on the VeeJay label from the mid-years. 60. Even in this short showcase I think you can hear the unique talent of Blinky Williams! MUSIC: “He’s got the whole world in his hands”, 45 Sondra “Blinky” Williams I’m Robert Darden… “Shout! Black Gospel Music Moments ”is produced by KWBU, the Baylor University Libraries Black Gospel Music Restoration Project and is funded by the generous support of the Prichard Foundation.


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