Every year around Father's Day, I start thinking about what a great Dad I was blessed to have and about how few songs there are that celebrate the good fathers that are around.
So, last year Gospelflava.com (www.gospelflava.com) and I created a list
of songs about fathers.
Songs about Fathers
Compiled by Dr. Deborah Smith Pollard and GospelFlava.com
Positive and/or Funny Songs about Fathers
“Memories (When Will I See You Again)" - Canton Spirituals
"The Living Years" - London Community Gospel Choir
“Darnell's Tribute” - The Williams Family Singers
“Just Like You” - Anthony Evans
“Thanks For Staying” - Da'Dra Crawford-Greathouse (from Bishop Jakes’ CD
"I'm A Daddy” - Derrick Hall & Co.
"Tribute To Dad” - Luther Barnes
"Daddy Come Home” - Jackson Southernaires
"Grandpa's Hands” - Gene Harris
"Father I'm Coming Home” - Canton Spirituals
"Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was” - Chi-lites (non gospel)
"Dance With My Father” - Luther Vandross (non gospel)
"Color Him Father” - The Winstons (non gospel)
“There Is a King in You” Donald Lawrence and Company
"Daddy Can't Sing” - Vickie Winans
“This Is Your Grand Diddy”—Mr. Brown (from the play and movie Meet the Browns)
Other Songs about Fathers (Deadbeats, Absentee)
“Interlude”—Fred Hammond (on Kirk Franklin’s CD Hero)
“Still My Father” - Bryan Wilson
Did we miss any good ones? Let us know! Leave the name of the song under comments, please!
Author, motivational speaker and university professor Deborah Smith Pollard, Ph.D., first attracted national attention when she was named Gospel Announcer of the Year during the 20th annual Stellar Awards, called The Grammys of Gospel Music.
Pollard is a recognized expert on contemporary gospel music with a knowledge base that is the result of her dual career: Associate Professor of English Literature and Humanities at University of Michigan-Dearborn and award-winning gospel radio announcer Sunday mornings, 6-10 AM, on FM 98 WJLB, Detroit's top rated station for young adults.
She has published both academic and popular articles on various aspects of gospel music.
Her book, When the Church Becomes Your Party: Contemporary Gospel Music (Wayne State University Press 2008, includes chapters on praise and worship in the urban church, gospel musical stage plays, the changing dress code in gospel music and the Black church, women gospel announcers and holy hip hop/Christian rap.