Rev. Charles Brown Goes Home

Remembering REV. CHARLES BROWN, who sang with the VIOLINAIRES, and before that was promising soul singer CHARLIE 'COAL BLACK' BROWN.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks – December 2012

Gospel editor BOB MAROVICH's latest new album picks include the latest releases from JAMES FORTUNE & FIYA, ISRAEL & NEW BREED, ISRAEL T. MARTIN & GOD'S ULTIMATE PRAISE, JAMES HALL & WORSHIP & PRAISE, RENEE SPEARMAN and MODERN D...
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
 

 
 

Pastor Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago: Inspiring People

PASTOR CHARLES JENKINS of FELLOWSHIP CHICAGO reflects on on the impact of his choir's smash hit single, 'AWESOME,' and looks ahead to new challenges. An exclusive interview with Gospel Editor BOB MAROVICH
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

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
 

 

 

‘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
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks — September 2013

Reviews of new gospel CDs by Judy Cheeks, Kay Morris, Vicky Yohe, Noe Feliz, Deitrick Haddon, C3 and Denita Gibbs.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Reviews of seven new noteworthy gospel releases featuring SHIRLEY CAESAR, VIKTORY, DANIEL MURPHY, CROWNS OF JOY, EAGLE ROCK GOSPEL SINGERS, ELOHO, and GRETCHEN KESKEYS
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

Another stellar crop of new gospel CDs: The superb anthology CHRISTIANS CATCH HELL, THE DYNAMIC ABRAHAM BROTHERS, JOR'DAN ARMSTRONG, HI-LITE JUNIORS, KASSANDRA MCGHEE, CONRAD MILLER.
by David McGee
 

 

 

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.'
by David McGee
 

 
 

Bob Marovich’s Gospel Picks

A great crop of new gospel CDs to consider. Featuring THE FAIRFIELD FOUR, THE NEW CHRISTIANAIRES, THE SUPREME ANGELS, MISSISSIPPI MASS CHOIR, TAY CLEMONS and JOR'DAN ARMSTRONG.
by David McGee