'Oh Happy Day' Music historian Mitch Myers takes a listen to the great gospel hit from the late 1960s, "Oh Happy Day." The song was performed by the Edwin Hawkins Singers and was an unusual pop hit. Myers tells the story of a song that, over the years, has been an inspiration to him.
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'Oh Happy Day'

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'Oh Happy Day'

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Music historian Mitch Myers takes a listen to the great gospel hit from the late 1960s, "Oh Happy Day." The song was performed by the Edwin Hawkins Singers and was an unusual pop hit. Myers tells the story of a song that, over the years, has been an inspiration to him.