|Throw Back entry-The Clark Sisters Live Recording, July 2006
||[Dec. 22nd, 2008|01:19 am]
THe Following is an blog post I posted on myspae, but not here. |
Monday, July 10, 2006
I can't belive its over!!
Current mood: On cloud nine!
Whoooo..time went by so fast. I still can't belive I was able to attend the Wonderful Clark sister live recording. Well first, the few days I was able to go to AIM was cool. Bishop Patterson, PREACHED on friday. And the national choir was off the hook. I just got a note from one of my online friends, that they saw me on the web cast. Like I knew I was on the screen at the center, but I didn't know I would be on the webcast. I can't wait to see if the service will be put on the website, so that I can see it for myself. Bishop preached on the message entitled "The Dust is settling" No matter what is going wrong in our life, the dust is going to settle, if we have faith in JESUS! After church, the musical called " A song is born" took place. This is when national gospel artists, as well as cogic songwriters take the stage. It was pretty cool. The national artists there was Judy McAllister, Tamala Mann, Lamar Campell, James Fortune and Fiya, Lucinda Moore, and Nikki Ross and this other lady, I knew her song, cause it plays on the radio, but I don't know her name. The cogic songwriters teaches the their song to the national choir, and they sing it at the musical. Most of the songs were pretty good. The only thing that was sad, was that not all the songs got to be showcased, including the one that was written by a dude from Seattle. I don't know him personally, but I have seen in alot at the local functions, and was looking foward to hearing his song. But the musical ran so long, until 2am, and they had to dismiss. They had a lot of local groups that was there, that didn't need to sing. My mom was buggin me a little bit, cause she wanted to leave and go back to the hotel, but I like to stay to the end of all services. Anyways it was a fun night.
Now on to the recording! Okay so I knew people were sayign they were going to be out like a 2pm, so I told my mom we needed to be there like at 3pm. So we finally get there like 3:30, and the line is like a quarter of the way down the sidewalk. It was like 85 plus humidty, so we all were suffering in the heat, standing in line. I wasn't too worried, as I brought VIP seats. But as people started to come, people would line up on the sides, cut to be with their friends, and such, so people were getting frustrated and rude. People were inside the bulding in the other parts, waiting, and officals were telling them they had to leave, and join the people outside. But the refused, so they almost called the cops. My mom and I saw Shelly walking, and we told her to join us in line, since everyone else was doing it. So the doors finally open, and it was a mad rush. It was crazy, if someone would of fell, they would of been trampled. I tell ya, Us Clarks fans don't play. So finally we get inside, and me and my mom find seats. The place divided, the first section was for the platium VIPs, the middle sections was for VIPs and the way back was for general admission. And when I say divided, like they had barriers between each section, and they gave everyone a color coded braclet. So Kierra "kiki" Sheard started off the concert, but her tracks and music kept messing up. You could really tell Kiki was frustrated. After Kiki finished speaking, Her record company reps came out and presented her with her Gold record, as her single has gone gone in internationally. Everyone in the room was excited for Kiki. I mean a gold record for anyone in Gospel is awesome! So then..the master producer, Donald Lawernce came out to greet the crowd. I never been to a live recording before, so Donald explaned to us, that they made have to redo a song, or start over to get the song perfect. We also had to do applause tracks, so he had us clap and screm over and over again. Then finally THE CLARKS SISTERS CAME OUT ONTO THE STAGE! And as Ivan would say, they looked "flawless" Their hair was done perfect, their outfits was stunning. Like when the came out, I was in awe. I couldnt' believe that I was blessed enough to see all my girls together on stage. And they came out singing this song..and it had the classic "clark" sound. The melodies was so rich and in harmony. Then Donald Lawerence introduced the next song, and he was like a true fan will know this song. The songs that were not made popular. And they break out with the song "World" I would never expect for them to remake that song, but it was def a off the hook remix. Then then went into a song that Karen wrote herself, called blessed and highly favored. I hate my memory sometimes, especially when it comes to songs, cause I can't remember the tune. Then they went into a song that Twinkie wrote called "An Instrument of Praise" This song was so beautiful, the the whole place just went into worship. And they shared the lead with one of the backup singers..Blache McAlilister, she sings with the Tri-City Singer, and has this rich deep voice. After they were done with that song, Dorinda went into preach mode, and made the place shout some more. I am forgetting some songs, but these are the ones that are sticking out right now. Then they did a song that Dorinda wrote, that was really upbeat. That closed the first half. Donald told us that the second half was going to be oldies but goodies. I loved this half, as it showcased each sister on a lead songs that they lead back in the day. Their first started with Jackie, and her voice has gotten alot better and stronger. Jackie was tearing it up! She sang "I got an Angel" Her singature song. All the oldies, included..Is my living in vain, Mircle, Name it Claim it, My Redeeer Livith, Jesus is a Love Song, and my memory is drawing a blank for the rest of the songs. Donald had the audience yell Twinkie get on the Organ..and we pushed her..and she finally did. And she TORE IT UP! There was even a point where Twinkie was crying, at all the support the crowd was giving her. People kept yelling her name all night, each time she lead a song. Of course the closed with Jesus brought the sunshine. And thats when Twinkie had all of us come to the front of the stage. And just to seem them up close..wow..it was so awesome! They kept mouthing that they loved us, and thank you. They were some humbled and nice. At the concert, I was able to sit next to a lady that my mom called a "worse" fan than me. So me and her bonded alot at the concert. All my friends and family think I am crazy, but I am like please believe there are people WAY worse than me. And I am glad my mom got to see that. LOL. But I must say, the Clarks got the best fans in the world! I am still on cloud nine, and don't even know when I am going to come off. Like I just feel so blessed to be able to go. I truly got to witness history in the making. Like I almost wanted to cry. But I was like ohgosh Jamia get it together. I was talked to Ivan during the intermission, and he was like I could die right now and be happy. And thats exactly how I felt, like one of my biggest dreams came true that night. People really don't know how much these wonderful women of God mean to me. I am glad God chose them to spread his word through song. As they are truly touching millions of lives. Minstering and bring people to Christ. I can't wait until the CD comes out. I am going to buy copies for all my friends and family. LOL. One of my life goals was to see the clark sisters in concert, and I can now cross that off my list. I can say that my parents are truly the best in the world, cause it was them giving me a graduation gift that I was able to go. And having my mom there with me to share in the experience, has brought us closer. This truly will be a summer I will never forget! THANK YOU LORD!!
*pics to hopefully come soon. My camera is not the best.