Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

Of The Word, Dark Secrets and Inconvenient Truths

A review of gospel authority ANTHONY HEILBUT's new book of incisive, informed essays, The Fan Who Knew Too Much, which includes a lengthy examination of the gay subculture within the gospel world. Also: an interview with Mr. He...
by David McGee
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First Creation: One Loss but Many Gains

ONE LOSS, MANY GAINS: death claimed one of FIRST CREATION's key members earlier this year, but the group has been blessed in other ways.
by David McGee
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‘I’m a Servant at Heart’: Anthony Brown’s Gospel Music Journey

ANTHONY BROWN & GROUP THERAPY have released their debut CD and the gospel world is taking note. Bob Marovich interviews Brown in a Deep Roots exclusive.
by David McGee
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‘It Is the Sho’ ‘Nuff Truth’

JUDY CHEEKS, daughter of gospel giant REV. JULIUS CHEEKS of the Sensational Nightingales, has emigrated from the secular world to gospel with a powerful debut album. An exclusive interview follows.
by David McGee
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‘Human Hands Getting Real Close to the Word of God’

An interview with Michele Clark Jenkins, co-editor of the Sisters In Faith Holy Bible, a new resource for African American women, 'a sister-to-sister guide through the Word of God,' as Ms. Jenkins says.
by David McGee
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TBGB Music Hour Special–Christmas Gospel Songs

At his Black Gospel Blog, BOB MAROVICH, Gospel Editor of Deep Roots, has launched his annual online Music Hour Christmas Special. One click and you're transported...
by David McGee
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Fundraising Successful, Barrett Sisters Docu Premiers in Chicago

Regina Rene's documenary, SWEET SISTERS OF ZION: DELOIS BARRETT CAMPBELL AND THE BARRETT SISTERS, premiered in Chicago on February 16, and our gospel editor BOB MAROVICH was on hand to see the finished result.
by David McGee
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From the Archives, Rare and Timeless Classic Gospel

2013 was a good year for gospel music, for new and established artists alike, and especially for some gospel pioneers whose groundbreaking work is back in print on three essential reissues.
by David McGee
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Linda Clark: Many Influences, One God

LINDA CLARK used to serve the country as a member of the U.S. Army; now, as a promising gospel singer, she's serving her Lord--most impressively, too, on her album New Beginnings.
by David McGee
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‘When You Worship More, You Worry Less’

One of gospel's best selling artists,JAMES FORTUNE and his group FIYA have enjoyed a #1 run with their new double-CD album, LIVE THROUGH IT. Fortune's most popular songs focus on overcoming hardships, and he explains why in an ...
by David McGee
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In the Now with Javen

'The songs speak to the incredibleness of God in your life.' So says gospel singer-songwriter and worship leader JAVEN in discussing his new album, WORSHIP IN THE NOW.
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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