Sharper Brothers Records (2012)

Mississippi-born Rev. Harvie J. Cody, Sr. might just have himself a grassroots gospel hit on his hands.

“Jump,” from his Sharper Brothers EP of the same name, is a simple, catchy, and eminently fun gospel novelty about how the spirit can make you jump. To Cody’s rhythmic verses, the background singers chime, “Cody, Cody, it’s all right – nothing but the Holy Ghost here tonight.”

The funky shoulder- and hip-swaying beat is natural for a gospel line dance that could go on for as long as the spirit allows. Rev. Cody is pastor of Love Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.