From the online SingOut website:

    “People Get Ready” continues to cross, or defy, genre in the 52 years since its creation. It remains both enormously popular and enormously accessible to a wide range of artists. Rolling Stone named it as the 24th greatest song of all time. The Rise Again songbook places “People Get Ready” in its “Gospel” section, but also footnotes it in the “Freedom” section. Along the way, it has fit into soul, gospel, jazz, reggae, country (gospel), blues, rock, and pop genres.