Black Liberation 1969 Archive

"Oh Happy Day"

Description

"Oh Happy Day" is the Edwin Hawkins Singers' arrangement of the hymn "Oh, Happy Day," which dates from the 18th century.

It was released as a single and on the album Let Us Go Into the House of the Lord in 1968 by both Pavilion and Buddha Records. 

Creator

The Edwin Hawkins Singers

Date

1968

Coverage

It reached #4 on the US Billboard Pop chart and #2 on the UK pop chart and Irish Singles Chart. In 1970 the Edwin Hawkins Singers won the Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance for the song.

Marilyn Holifield ‘69 recalled listening to this song as a student. 

Player

Citation

The Edwin Hawkins Singers, “"Oh Happy Day",” Black Liberation 1969 Archive, accessed November 19, 2017, http://blacklib1969.swarthmore.edu/items/show/1243.