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Lift Every Voice

by Isaiah Collier & The Chosen Few

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The power of song has connected many people since the dawn of
human existence. The world is full of challenges and the battles for
peace and unity are constant.

This song reflects still the desire of our ancestors.
A desire to unite all people in understanding. This recording was
crafted with the purpose to connect all people through sound. In the
setting of the legendary Van Gelder Studio bringing the sound Jazz
Standards and Spiritual Anthems together with one request, “Lift Every Voice and Sing”.

-Sonny Daze

We decided to go into the Studios of Rudy Van Gelders for a couple of reasons. That's because we were enduring another struggle in black culture/America and "Lift Every Voice" serves as an Ode to our survival. Our never yielding faith and also as a requiem for every person who was Black America and was slain unjustly. Persecuted, prosecuted, and even strip of dignities being seen as men, women, and children. "Lift Every Voice" reminds us to weather the storm and remember that the sun always comes shining through. "God of Our weary years, God of our silent tears" It's a song that speaks to everyone who faces adversity on a daily basis. Our hearts sing with determination and resolve. We will continue forward and beyond until victory is won.

— Isaiah Collier

Recorded September 23rd, 2020 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio.


released February 22, 2022

Isaiah Collier- Soprano Sax
Michael Shekwoaga Ode- Drums
Jeremiah Hunt- Bass
Mike King- Piano

Remix by Osunlade of Yoruba Records.


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