HAPPY DAY

Latest update on 28/02/2018

Artist: Trinity Choir
Author: Philip Doddridge/Edward Rimbault
Label: Victor
Year: 1913

Mid 18th century hymn (O happy day, that fixed my choice) by English clergyman Philip Doddridge, one century later scored with (new) music by Edward Rimbault. Refrain "Oh happy day, oh happy day, when Jesus washed my sins away, He taught me how to watch and pray, and live rejoicing every day" was added in 1854.

Covers:

1968:

Northern California State Youth Choir [under Edwin Hawkins, version for Century keeping that added stanza as only lyrics]

1969:

Edwin Hawkins Singers [on Pavilion as Oh Happy Day, same recording, new name; n°1 NL & B, n°2 UK, top 5 US]

1969:

Jack Jones [idem]

1970:

Glen Campbell [idem]

1970:

Brook Benton [idem]

1970:

Ramsey Lewis [idem]

1971:

Joan Baez

1972:

Wanda Jackson

1983:

Etta James

1985:

Judy Collins

1987:

Aretha Franklin [with Mavis Staples]

1992:

Club Nouveau

1993:

Ryan Toby [in film Sister Act 2]

1997:

Bebe Winans

1997:

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

1999:

Bobby Womack

1999:

Will Tura [as Oh Wat Een Dag]

2003:

Lavelle White

2007:

Paul Weller

2016:

Laura Pausini [all as Oh Happy Day]

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