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Recent Articles
 

 
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Paving the Way for Those Who Paved the Way

Twenty-five superb tracks, starting in 1940, of the Mother of Gospel Music SALLIE MARTIN's early recordings, appraised as invaluable by JOURNAL OF GOSPEL MUSIC founder BOB MAROVICH
by David McGee
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‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’

From her 100 Videos in 100 Days project, Christine Santelli performs ‘Your Name’s Now Up in Lights’ from Deep Roots 2012 Album of the year, Dragonfly. Be sure to check out her 2013 EP, Limelight ’69, honored as one of D...
by David McGee
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How To Have Fun With a Serious Song (Field Notes from a Music Biz Life, Part 4)

In this installment of his autobiography, MICHAEL SIGMAN recounts some amusing incidents following in the wake of his father CARL SIGMAN's now-classic hit song 'EBB TIDE.' JERRY COLONNA makes an appearance.
by David McGee
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On the Gospel Highway’s Alternate Route

Between 1967 and 1977 Memphis-based DESIGNER RECORDS was focused on giving gospel artists a place to record their work for posterity, for $469.50.
by David McGee
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Girls’ Night Out, In Style

It's girls' night out in song as LISSY WALKER, CLAIRE MARTIN and JULIE KELLY survey the Great American Songbook and posit some new, contemporary entries to it as well.
by David McGee
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Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks—September 2014

GLADYS KNIGHT returns to her gospel roots in WHERE MY HEART BELONGS and leads gospel editor BOB MAROVICH's top picks for September
by David McGee
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Communicating With, and In, Nature

Through nature my mother found the strength to express herself, and the lei, this “art of communication,” gave her peace.
by David McGee
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Hearts in Flux

On DULCIE TAYLOR's moving new album, ONLY WORN ONE TIME, the singer-songwriter offers Finely etched reflections on mortality, heartbreak, self-reliance, self-doubt, commitment and similar weighty topics.
by David McGee
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The Whole Thing Was Such Fun

Perhaps when you hear Jesse croon the poignant plea, “Bring my baby, oh, my baby back to me…,” you think, Yes, please do bring him back. Please. Do.
by David McGee
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‘Star Spangled Banner’ @200: Five Noteworthy Classical Versions

Marking the 200th birthday of the 'STAR SPANGLED BANNER,' we present five notable classical versions and debunk the urban myth about STRAVINSKY being arrested for defaming the anthem.
by David McGee
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Swinging the Pendulum on Pit Bulls

Esquire writer-at-large TOM JUNOD is among those leading the charge to change public perceptions about pit bulls. TALKING ANIMALS host DUNCAN STRAUSS sits down with Junod to clear the air about these misunderstood canines.
by David McGee
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At the Intersection of Abbey Road and Tin Pan Alley (Field Notes From a Music Biz Life, Part 3)

In Part 3 of his autobiography,, MICHAEL SIGMAN recalls how his father Carl's song 'Ebb Tide,' which was the #1 hit in America in 1953, brought father and son closer when the RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS recorded it in 1965.
by David McGee
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