Monthly Archives: April 2014

“Arise” – Eloho

“Arise”Eloho From the CD Arise (2014) http://elohoefemuai.co.uk/ From Nigeria and now living in Scotland, Eloho Jocelyn Efemuai, known simply as Eloho, is a singer, worship pastor, and presently part of the worship team at The Junction Church in Aberdeen.  She adds “recording artist” to her list of achievements with her ten-song debut CD, of which “Arise” is the title track. Fronting a gracefully pulsating Celt-pop backdrop of musicians and BGVs with an alto that evinces Nigerian and Scottish influences, Eloho delivers this simple offering of rhythm and praise.  “Arise and take your place / King of Kings, O glorious one / ...

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Rev. Stef & Jubilation Celebrate Fifteen Years With a Scholarship Gala

Rev. Stef and Jubilation do more than sing: they also raise money for scholarships so deserving New Jersey students can sing (or play) music, also. The Jubilation Education Scholarship Fund Gala/15th Anniversary Celebration will be held at Mayfair Fairs in West Orange, NJ, on Monday, April 14 from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. See the image below for contact details.  Expect delicious food, great music, and wonderful fellowship–all for a worthy cause!

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“Closer” – Corey Weaver

“Closer” Corey Weaver www.reverbnation.com/rpk/bio/3343728 The lead voice on “Closer” sounds like that of a female.  But gospel vocalist Corey Weaver is a male tenor who can hit sassy Dorinda Clark Cole notes as effortlessly as Hank Aaron could catch a fly ball.   Backed by a full-throated group, Weaver lofts notes well over the stave as he seeks a more intimate relationship with God From Oklahoma City, Corey Weaver developed his musical appetite on a steady diet of gospel, jazz, and R&B.  Among his influences are Twinkie Clark, VaShawn Mitchell, and the Truthettes.

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TBGB Pick of the Week: April 1, 2014

“Help” Erica Campbell feat. Lecrae My Block Inc./eOne Music http://us.eonemusic.com/genres/light-records/artists/erica-campbell Erica Campbell, one-half of the best-selling gospel duo Mary Mary, extends her successful solo career with “Help.”  Whereas her heavenly appeal for “A Little More Jesus” was upbeat and bouncy, “Help” is leisurely, dramatic, and soulful. Christian hip hop artist Lecrae opens the single and offers a rap prayer as Campbell pleads for assistance when “family used to be first / Things getting worse, in my home / My brother is hurt, we need a word / He’s too far gone.”  She stretches out her throaty calls for help as ...

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Canton Jones – Lust, Drugs & Gospel

Canton Jones Lust, Drugs & Gospel Cajo Records (2014) www.cantonjones.net By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog From its title, Canton Jones’ newest mixtape sounds controversial, but it’s not, unless one considers reconciliation and forgiveness controversial themes.  That’s because the thematically unifying element of the eighteen-track project, available for free download, is the return of Prodigal Sons and Daughters.  Two explicit examples of this are “Tell Momma” and “Prodigal Daughter.”  The former is a humble acknowledgement to a praying mother of one’s return to church.  The latter (featuring Enlitement) is a plea from a father to an wayward daughter to leave those ...

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