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.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Troy Sneed Keeps It Simple

Gospel singer, producer, choir leader and executive TROY SNEED may wear many hats in his world, but his watchword, as he explains to BOB MAROVICH, is to 'keep it simple.'
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘I Know I Was Meant To Do This’

Young WARREN DEAN FLANDEZ is one of the young artists most responsible for Canada's robust gospel music scene. BOB MAROVICH has an exclusive interview to offer.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Gospel News & Notes: Kickstarter Campaign Launched to Fund Jubilee Showcase Documentary

A Kickstarter campaign is underway to raise funds for a most worthy project: a documentary about the vital Chicago-based gospel music television show Jubilee Showcase, where anyone who was anyone in gospel made an appearance.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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 – October 2012

Five choice new albums by Bryan Wilson, Shekinah Glory Ministry, The Gay Family (an invaluable retrospective of rare but potent gospel tracks from a pioneering group), Darryl Henry and the formidable vocalist Troy Sneed. Picks ...
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘Put God First and Just Keep Moving’

As acclaim for their work grows, and a new album promises to be of breakout proportions, the men of Soul Tempo stay focused on the eternal verities By Bob Marovich Talk with Jeremiah “Jerry” Brunson of Soul Tempo fo...
by David McGee
 

 
 

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.
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
 

 
 

VaShawn Mitchell Knows What He Was ‘Created 4’

One of gospel’s “triple threats,” VaShawn Mitchell could barely contain his excitement during a phone interview about his new album, Created 4 This, his fourth long player. Mitchell developed Created 4 This as...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks — May 2014

‘…still traveling the gospel highway…’ JUST LOOK AT ME NOW Brooklyn All Stars Just Look At Me Now 4 Winds Records www.malaco.com Founded in the late 1950s, the Brooklyn All Stars are still traveling the gospel h...
by David McGee
 

 
 

‘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