Dorothy Morrison

Dorothy Morrison: Singer

Dorothy Morrison was lead singer and co-author for the Northern California State Youth Choir’s recording of “Oh, Happy Day,” when it climbed the gospel, R& B and pop charts in 1968. The success of this first album, Let us go into the House of the Lord helped spark a revolution that introduced Gospel music to new listeners worldwide, selling seven million copies. “Oh, Happy Day” is making a resurgence in popularity as a soundtrack for television commercials and movie soundtracks. Dorothy performed live on stage with CSN&Y, Joan Biaz and Joni Mitchell at the Big Sur Folk Festival in 1970, and has toured with Van Morrison. Dorothy has also record albums with Boz Scaggs, Rita Coolidge and Ricardo Sands.

Dorothy Morrison brings us all to church as she shows what a benefit concert is all about. Dorothy gives us an awe-inspiring performance on the “Oh, Happy Day” video as she gives her love and pays tribute to all the kids with muscular dystrophy at the 2007 Rock for Hope. You can feel Dorothy’s gospel roots as she brings down the house in “Take Me To The River.”

Dorothy Morrison, Songfacts, 2007

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