Weekly New Wonders Playlist #11 of 2022

For some inexplicable reason, this week I found myself drawn into an ’80s-soul-gospel rabbit hole. This in turn led me back to one of my old favorites from the genre-era that I hadn’t listened to for a while: Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark’s “My Soul Loves Jesus” (listen above). This song is nuts. It is downright lustful. It is a Jesus-themed sister to Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On”. It is 7 minutes of Twinkie really, really feelin’ the spirit.

My soul loves Jesus
My soul thirsteth for Him
I just can’t get enough of Him
He has planted His love so that I find it hard to let go

All day I love Him
All night I love Him
I can’t sleep lest I dream of Him
When I rise I always think of Him
His love is a root in the ground, way deep down in my soul
Never in my life have I felt this way before

If you don’t get the message, there is a sequence of “oh-oh-oh’s” following all this that well and truly drives the point home. I should note that in addition to composing and singing the living daylights out of it, Twinkie also played the piano on this damn thing, and kills it there as well.

But no matter how you hear “My Soul Loves Jesus”, it’s worth giving 7 minutes of your time to. It’s just so crazy beautiful and heartfelt and who among us doesn’t need a little bit of that right now?

Right, time for some new stuff! Welcome to the latest WEEKLY NEW WONDERS PLAYLIST featuring the finest new songs that have surfaced over the past couple of weeks. Lush and screamy, quiet and heart-squeezing, they are all #1.

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  3 comments for “Weekly New Wonders Playlist #11 of 2022

  1. April 16, 2022 at 6:02 pm

    That is well worth 7mins 30 seconds of anyone’s time! Epic. As if the vocals weren’t grand enough, the piano on the playout is just as good. Superb, 7mins 30 seconds isn’t long enough. Thanks for highlighting this one. And in a gesture of reciprocation – listen to this – can’t remember how I came across it, but it’s worth 3mins 2 seconds of your time. Perfect for a Saturday night or Sunday morning. Sounds best on headphones or loud on speakers.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVlJCE2q4VU – thanks!


    • April 16, 2022 at 8:37 pm

      Oh wow, I have this album! This track is super-beautiful and, you’ll be happy to know, as of this very moment, it has triggered a mad 1975-82 soulified-gospel playlist-making session for me (the nerdiness never stops) :)!


      • April 17, 2022 at 7:59 am

        What a very excellent idea. Soulified-Gospel. And silly me – of course you knew the tune – you seem to know all the best tunes!

        Hope that you’ll be able to share the playlist on your site. You’ve brought so many great songs to my attention here (and at Cover Me).

        Thanks very much.


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