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.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

New picks include: HEAL: SONGS OF HOPE FOR OUR NATION, a reissue of DEE DEE SHARP's SONGS OF FAITH, and outstanding new releases by VaShawn Mitchell, Anthony Faulkner, Monae Miller, et al.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks — June 2013

BOB MAROVICH'S GOSPEL PICKS include THE BROOKLYN TABERNACLE CHOIR, APOSTLE NORBERT SIMMONS & THE GOSPELAIRES, ALVIN DARLING, EARL BYNUM and THE FLINT CAVALIERS. Plus a DVD, SPARE THE ROD, SPOIL THE CHILD.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘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
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

New picks include work by the REV. CHARLES JACKSON, J. MOSS, MEKA KING, MIGHTY MEN OF FAITH, WILLIAMS BROTHERS, EDDIE JAMES, BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA & TAJ MAHAL and others.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Australia's legendary gospel singer JUDY JACQUES is the subject of a long-overdue retrospective, as is the towering American gospel artist EDNA GALLMON COOKE. Plus other new releases.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks — July 2013

Reviews of new gospel CDs by: LISA MONICA STEVENSON, J PROPHET, SHEKINAH GLORY MINISTRY, HEZEKIAH WALKER, DESMOND PRINGLE.
by David McGee
 

 
 

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...
by David McGee