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Who sang the original song Oh Happy Day?

Who sang the original song Oh Happy Day?

Edwin Hawkin Singers
Oh, Happy Day/Artists

Who wrote the song Happy Day?

Edwin Hawkins
Philip DoddridgeEdward Francis Rimbault
Oh, Happy Day/Composers

Who Covered Oh Happy Day?


Title Performer Release date
Oh Happy Day The Edwin Hawkins Singers 1968
Oh Happy Day The Statler Brothers June 25, 1969
Oh Happy Day David Houston July 1969
Oh Happy Day Lee Patterson Singers 1969

What year was the song Oh Happy Day?

Oh, Happy Day/Released

Who is the boy who sang Oh Happy Day in Sister Act 2?

Many people definitely remember Ryan Toby’s (@ryantobyryan) breakout role in the 1993 film “Sister Act 2.” He starred as the talented Ahmal in the film, and everyone remembers the scene from the school’s assembly when he killed it during his class’ performance of “Oh Happy Day.”

Where does the song Oh Happy Day come from?

Big Momma’s House
Big Momma’s House/Soundtracks

Who died from Sister Act?

Lois De Banzie, a Tony-nominated actress best known for the films “Annie” and “Sister Act,” has died. She was 90 years old.

Who actually sang in Sister Act?

Because it’s not her voice. Yep: Sister Mary Robert is an imposter. She is lip-synching – very well, it has to be said – to the vocals of singer Andrea Robinson, who has lent her vocals to many TV shows and films, like The Tigger Movie and The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning.

Who were the members of the Edwin Hawkins Singers?

Edwin Hawkins
Edwin Hawkin Singers/Members

Are the nuns in Sister Act real?

DELORIS/SISTER MARY CLARENCE WAS PARTIALLY INSPIRED BY A REAL NUN. As part of his research, screenwriter Paul Rudnick visited the Regina Laudis Abbey in Bethlehem, Connecticut, to meet Mother Dolores Hart.

Is the high note in Sister Act 2 Real?

Her rapping was improvised. The famed high note performed by Ryan Toby (Ahmal) during the “Oh, Happy Day” song is an E natural high, one of the highest and toughest notes to hit for singers and vocalists. Toby was sixteen years old during the shooting of this movie.

Can Whoopi Goldberg actually sing?

Whoopi can really sing? We finally realize that the decent sister can win one, but it’s not really actress Wendy Makkena who sings. She was voiced by singer Andrea Robinson. However, Whoopi sang her song.

When did the song Oh Happy Day come out?

“Oh Happy Day” was a 1952 surprise hit song, one of the first whose initial popularity was driven by teenagers rather than support from the music industry.

Who was the first artist to cover Oh Happy Day?

Quincy Jones covered the song on his 1969 album Walking in Space. Jack Jones covered the song on his 1969 album A Jack Jones Christmas. Vince Guaraldi recorded a version of the song in 1969 that remained unreleased until 2018 on the 2-CD set, The Complete Warner Bros.–Seven Arts Recordings.

Who are the singers in Oh Happy Day?

The Edwin Hawkins arrangement strips the verses down to: Oh Happy Day. When Jesus Washed. My Sins Away. The choir comes in for the chorus, offering more praise. Then, unlike the hymn, the first verse repeats, then does so again with Dorothy Morrison interjecting over the choir.

Where did Edwin Hawkins sing Oh Happy Day?

Edwin Hawkins was a pianist at Ephesian Church of God in Christ in Berkeley, California when he came up with the popular Latin/soul version of this song that he recorded there in the summer of 1968.