Interviews

Bob Marovich interviewed by David Licata

Posted By David Licata on July 12, 2011 When I first interviewed Robert Darden of the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project for A Life’s Work in Chicago (August 2009), one collector’s name came up again and again. Bob Marovich. Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, radio announcer, and journalist. Since 2001, he has hosted “Gospel Memories,” a weekly radio program featuring classic gospel on WLUW Chicago. He is currently at work on a book-length history of gospel music in Chicago, to be published in 2013, and is the editor of The Black Gospel Blog. The idea to interview Marovich came to me as I was editing ...

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Bob Marovich on Tanya Dallas-Lewis’s “The Music Box”

You don’t want to miss my second special guest, Black Gospel Music Expert Bob Marovich–oh, and by the way: HE’S WHITE! I thot this was super-duper cool and can’t wait to talk to him this week! He’s a gospel radio announcer, music historian and reviewer–and you are going to want to hear what this man has to say! Check him out on www.blackgospelblog.com“

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Todd Dulaney: From Minor League Baseball to Major League Gospel

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog The odds are less than 100 to 1 that a high school baseball player will go pro. That didn’t deter Todd Dulaney. “For years, my parents and I, we traveled from city to city, playing travel league baseball,” Dulaney told TBGB. “That’s all I wanted to do. When I got drafted at 18, I was locked and loaded! That was my passion!” Today, Dulaney is a Stellar-nominated gospel singer. But in 2001, the Maywood, Illinois native beat the odds and was drafted by the New York Mets. He moved to St. Lucie, ...

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Myron Butler: It’s About Songs for Sunday Morning

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog. Myron Butler is an award-winning singer, songwriter, worship leader and producer.  He spent time with TBGB recently to talk about his latest CD, Worship, released last month on EMI Gospel. Born in Bradenton, Florida, the Baptist-bred Butler’s first taste of gospel music came, naturally, in church. “Before I ever had a song recorded,” he said, “I played for Sunday School.” He also directed the church’s youth Sunshine Band. From the start, Butler was inspired by the music of the late Thomas Whitfield. “Thomas Whitfield was where it began,” he said. “From his harmonic structure to the ...

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Yolanda Adams: “Becoming” in Sound and Style

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog. Yolanda Adams is one of gospel music’s most effective multitaskers.  She’s a singer, songwriter, author, mother, syndicated radio host and recording artist. Now — and it makes sense — one of the best dressed gospel singers has become a clothes designer. The four-time GRAMMY-winning artist spent time with TBGB to discuss her new CD, Becoming, and Yolanda Adams Collection. TBGB: When you were singing with the Southeast Inspirational Choir, did you harbor a hope that someday you would be where you are today, or was it a “never in my wildest dreams” kind of thing? YA: This is definitely ...

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Jonathan DuBose, Jr.: The “Prophesying Guitarist” with a C.A.U.S.

By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog. Scan the liner notes of a gospel CD and chances are you will see the name of Jonathan DuBose, Jr. listed among the musicians. Not surprising: DuBose has been an in-demand guitarist in the sacred and secular music arenas for many years. DuBose recently spoke with TBGB about his beginnings, where his career has taken him thus far, and his passion for “C.A.U.S.” Beginnings in Bridgeport Born December 12, 1960, DuBose first picked up the guitar at age four when his mother and father, quartetter Jonathan DuBose Sr. of the Sensational Starlights of Bridgeport, ...

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