Gospel News & Notes – September 2012

Remembering recently departed gospel notables Willa Ward-Royster of the Ward Singers, Gladys Beamon Gregory and Andre Lester Mobley; plus Trin-I-Tee 5:7 and Music World have parted ways.

Prayer Garden of Memphis Expands Artist Roster

The Prayer Garden of Memphis is presenting A Day of Prayer, Praise and Healing Explosion on Saturday, November 9 with a star-studded gospel artist lineup on hand.


Gospel News & Notes – October 2012

Tim Dillinger's new album; The Rance Allen Group's 40th anniversary retrospective is released; Al Dent of the Supreme Angels crosses over.

Genesis of a Gospel Song: ‘Total Praise’

In his new series GENESIS OF A GOSPEL SONG, gospel editor BOB MAROVICH gets the inside story from RICHARD SMALLWOOD on how the latter wrote 'Total Praise,' one of the greatest contemporary gospel songs.


Gospel News & Notes – December 2012

Bounce TV is presenting 'A forever JONES Holiday' special on Dec. 18; TIM BOWMAN JR. has released his new twist on a Yuletide standard; ROSCOE ROBINSON has assembled a new lineup of BIRMINGHAM BLIND BOYS; and THE BLACK GOSPEL B...

Roberta Martin, In Depth

At long last comes a biography of modern gospel music pioneer ROBERTA MARTIN. Her #1 living fan, Ronald L. Greer documents the full, inspiring story in ONLY A LOOK. Review by BOB MAROVICH.


Gospel News & Notes – January 2013

Inez Andrews, the iconic songbird contralto for the Caravans from 1957 to 1962, whose solo recording of 'Lord, Don't Move My Mountain' was a major gospel and R&B hit, died on December 19, 2012. An appreciation of the gospel gre...

She’ll Take You There

Celebrate MAVIS STAPLES: Feb. 26 sees the release of her new album, Feb. 29 sees the HBO debut of a new documentary about her life and tiimes, MAVIS!, produced and directed by JESSICA EDWARDS.


Gospel News & Notes – February 2013

In Gospel News & Notes: Fundraising begins to complete a documentary about the BARRETT SISTERS; DEWAYNE WOODS is PETA's first faith-based spokesperson; the Tri-City Singers mark 20th anniversary with CD/DVD

Another Archeophone Treasure

It's another major event for ARCHEOPHONE RECORDS when the Grammy winning label releases, on September 30, the rarest known gospel recordings, from 1890-1900. BOB MAROVICH details all the specifics.


Gospel News & Notes – April 2013

Motown Records is joining the burgeoning gospel music field by striking up a joint venture partnership with EMI Gospel, creating a new label, Motown Gospel.

Gospel News & Notes – May 2013

A star-studded lineup led by SMOKEY NORFUL and VICKIE WINANS heads the 28th Chicago Gospel Music Festival on June 20-23. This year's theme: 'The Year of the Choir.'