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Gospel Diva Karen Clark Sheard Soars In Mariah Carey Tribute

Published: Sunday 9th Sep 2012 by Rashad

While fans raved over R&B staples Fantasia and Joe‘s tribute performances to recent BMI honoree Mariah Carey, they were certainly not the only two bringing the house down in homage to the pop icon.

Indeed, Karen Clark Sheard, one/fourth of legendary gospel group The Clark Sisters, was on hand to deliver a fiery tribute to Carey.  And, as fans know, both singers have been quite vocal of their influence on each other – namely Mariah who has long cited Sheard as an influence.

Now, in recently lifted footage, see Karen tackle Mariah’s 1993 hit ‘Anytime You Need A Friend’ from the weekend’s showing.  Taking it to church like only she can:

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Much like Kim Burrell, anybody who knows gospel and its influence on R&B include Karen Clark Sheard in the list of mentions.  The pure denotation of vocal beast, Sheard handled ‘Friend’ with ease while still delivering those soaring melismas that have made her famous for over 40 years.

If you missed church today, join us and Anita Baker as we go in with Miss Sheard!

 

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  1. Millhouse September 9, 2012

    I aint even watch the video yet… But i gota give kudos to TGJ just for posting anything with the the clarke sisters in it… You can deffinitly hear the influence that the Clarke Sister had on Mariah Carey in her music… Alot of Mariah’s signature notes came from the Clarke Sisters. In fact a lot of female singers were influenced by them… ok now on to the video…

    • Say what? September 9, 2012

      I’m co-signing that….which is y I like the site..to an extent… Until the imbeciles start filling the post with opinions that one doesn’t get offended by…..! Meaning …their comment wasn’t s*** from the first place!!! Lolol

  2. Millhouse September 9, 2012

    SAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG Sista!!! Fantasia, please take notes… You can take it to church without kicking off your shoes… -_- …

    • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

      But what’s wrong if she take her shoes off?

      • jason September 9, 2012

        its ghetto. and aint nobody tryna see dat mess. EVERY DAMN TIME.

      • mar mar September 10, 2012

        ha ha ha ha…its true. she dont ned to do all the time like its somthing we aint seen her do before. She shouold just do wat Joss Stone does n not bother put them on in the first place

  3. king z September 9, 2012

    as expected, karen shut it down!!!

    and LOL @ that anita baker .gif!!!!!!!!!!!

    • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

      that anita gif is the ke ke

      • king z September 9, 2012

        lol. i suppose i’d get the Holy Ghost like that when i win my first grammy too. lol

      • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

        Yass you better catch the sprint…let me get my olive oil lmao

  4. ENOUGH ONIKA September 9, 2012

    LLOOVVEE Karen and her beautiful and talent daughter Kierra. Both are legends and can slay 95% of the music industry vocally!

    • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

      Just like 99.9 slay rihanna in the industry all around lmao

      • ENOUGH ONIKA September 9, 2012

        LOL!! DEAD

      • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

        just a lil joke

  5. pat September 9, 2012

    yes mama karen…that note at 3:35 slays the industry…

  6. RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

    yass Ms Karen , I been saved

    • Say what? September 9, 2012

      Saved?….Ahhh shhhh u BETTA pray some mo if this the same person but on a different post!!! Smhlolol…nevertheless may God Bless ur insecure heart and soul!!!!

      • RICHNBLACK11(BEYONCE KEEP EM MAD) September 9, 2012

        insecure heart and soul …..lmao……If this is the same person who I think it is didn’t I tell you I don’t deal with TRASH foot dragging f** now take that to the pool pit

        HAVE A BLESSED WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. ENOUGH ONIKA September 9, 2012

    Kierra Sheard slaying at the 2007 Stellar Awards

  8. JAKE (I PRAISE TALENT & DEGRADE THE TALENT-LESS = DEAL WITH IT!!!) September 9, 2012

    ^^^^^^^THIS LEGEND RIGHT HERE. THIS LEGEND RIGHT HERE^^^^^^^

    I CANNOT AND I WILL NOT AT THE “TALENT” THE LORD THY GOD HAS BESTOWED UPON HER.

    KAREN WHY? WHAT DID MARIAH’S SONG EVER DO TO YOU? HONESTLY?

    LORD HAVE MERCY.

    • JAKE (I PRAISE TALENT & DEGRADE THE TALENT-LESS = DEAL WITH IT!!!) September 9, 2012

      CO-SIGN. CO-SIGN. CO-SIGN.

  9. MC September 9, 2012

    Wonderful, just wonderful! I loved all the tributes, especially Joe’s and Karen’s renditions.

  10. KNUCK September 9, 2012

    I give credit to Karen and Mary Mary for bridging the gap between R&B and gospel for me in my formative years and truly taking me IN. Especially Karen. She’s definitely one of my influences as far as vocals and she truly ministers.

    SAANNNGG!!!

  11. KNUCK September 9, 2012

    get into that signature KCS @ 1:10 !!! The crowd KNEW what time it was from then on!!

  12. shuan September 9, 2012

    Awesomeeeee!!! Love that she made it her own and that she always presents Jesus Christ. I Love Karen Clark Sheard! Thank you for posting.

  13. Shaquinisha-rose September 9, 2012

    I wish MC would go back to singing this again!! Loved it!!

  14. Truth(theoneandonlychile) September 9, 2012

    I just got the holy ghost chile!

  15. T-K- September 9, 2012

    yes indeed!!! KCS yall don’t kno nun bout her!!! wow kudos TGJ!! I didn’t know you were on THE INFAMOUS/LEGENDARY CLARK SISTERS…IM THEIR #1 FAN…HAVE ALL OFF THEIR ALBUMS!!! INDIVIDUALLY AND COLLECTIVELY

  16. GREG September 10, 2012

    I guess because this is one of my all time favorite songs from Mariah i am a lil jaded cause she was horrible….destroyed a true classic

  17. likeCAESAR September 10, 2012

    I’m not sure I like all that scatting…from Detroit. Know the Clark Sisters well…still not a fan of their vocal stylings. ::shrug::

  18. Gr3g September 10, 2012

    I’m also from the D and I liked her performance. I thought Fantasia was good as well.

  19. Ebonisha September 10, 2012

    Karen shouldve listened to that small still voice shes always singing about… This was a mess!!! An utter mess! I know Karen can sang but not this time babes. Stick to gospel!

    Goes to show not everyone can sing a mariah song (well old mariah songs) Even mariah cant sing old mariah songs. lol

  20. Ray September 10, 2012

    Well..at least she screams on key better than FANTASIA…!!!

    • GREG September 10, 2012

      LOL

  21. antertain September 11, 2012

    CHURCH!!!

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