For example, here's one way of connecting praise and worship artist Mary Alessi with the Clark Sisters:
. . . has co-written songs with Israel Houghton . . .
. . . who was a member of Fred Hammond's Radical for Christ . . .
. . . whose sound was patterned after the Clark Sisters.
The Caravans' "Tell Him What You Want," "Lord, Keep Me Day by Day," "You Can't Hurry God," "The Blood Will Never Lose its Power," "No Coward Soldiers," and "You Can't Beat God Giving" are the kinds of songs that become deeply rooted in church life, whether or not members of a congregation are aware of their origins. (Gospel music historian and radio announcer Bob Marovich recently dedicated a special broadcast to Walker and the Caravans that is an excellent introduction to their discography.)