JGM Pick of the Week: March 18, 2019

“I’ll Do It For You”
The Fantastic Bibletones
BTones Music (release date: January 29, 2019)
www.thefantasticbibletones.com

By Bob Marovich

Not the Buffalo, New York, group of yesteryear, this Fantastic Bibletones is a female gospel quartet from St. Louis, Missouri, that sounds like a church-honed Sister Sledge.

The ladies’ new single, “I’ll Do It For You,” is a bouncy, cheery ode to discipleship with an infectious rhythm section, fine call-and-response, and a bluesy vamp.

Organized in 1971 and active until 1998, after which they took a break from the arduous gospel highway, the Fantastic Bibletones re-energized in 2009. They released two albums: I’ve Got to Tell It in 2012 and Just As I Am in 2014, on which “I’ll Do It For You” was originally an album cut.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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