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Double Take: You Don't Know

I didn't want to showcase any more Rev. Timothy Wright songs until Friday, but when I got an email request about a song he sung, I couldn't hold out until Friday. Today's double take song is You Don't Know written by Timothy Wright. It was first recorded in 1987 by Timothy Wright and Jerome L. Ferrell along with The Lighthouse Inter-Denominational Choir on the album, Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise on the Sound of Gospel label. According to Qwest Music Entertaiment.com, You Don't Know charted number four on the International Billboard Charts in 1987. The song starts out with a youthful, funky intro that leads straight into the infectious chorus, "You don't know like I know, what the Lord's done for me". From beginning to end the song keeps up it's energy, never losing you for a minute.

Later in 1993, the CLC Youth Choir of Christian Life Center in Stockton, CA recorded You Don't Know on their release Live...In The Spirit on Word Records. Led by Maurice Hill, this youth choir did an awesome job in reviving this song. Hadn't heard of CLC Youth Choir, they were similar to The Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, re-recording songs made popular by other artists but with a little more soul. The song is just like the original but CLC Youth Choir didn't include the bridge as heard in the 1987 version, but it was okay because it flowed just fine without it.

Remember to listen to any of the songs mentioned, just click on the album cover. As always any comments about this and any other post, just click on the comment link below the post and write what's on your mind. I'm still taking any requests of any older Timothy Wright songs you would like to hear this coming Friday for the Old School Friday post. Let's continue to keep Rev. Wright and his family in our thoughts and prayers.

Be Blessed!



Wow, a total funky classic. The Wright tributes are very special...and I'm glad to see them. I pray they become musical prayers for the Godfather of Gospel and his family. We all pray for a speedy recovery for him...and that restoration will begin to settle in for us all. The joint featured here is a total blessing.

Lilmama said...

I am still praying for healing for him and the other victims of that crash as well.

As far as this song, it's is a little on the funky side...lol . One reason I especially like it is because it's so simple both for a musician to pick up as well as the choir.

Michael Bruce said...

Hello my name is Michael Bruce and I'm glad to have known Rev. Wright. I actually sung the lead vocals on the title track " Hallelujah Is The Highest Praise. I got the news yesterday that he passed away. He truly was a great man of God and he will be missed tremendously. God bless the Wright family.