JGM Pick of the Week: March 3, 2015

pastor marlon lock“He Delivered Me”
Pastor Marlon Lock
From the CD Good Seed Project

Pastor Marlon Lock’s testimonial “He Delivered Me” has all the flavor of a quartet song, complete with the up-tempo southern-fried backbeat, the congregational song lyric, the call and response between male background vocalists, and the extended vamp. It is fun, communal-style handclapping gospel music

The pastor’s love for quartet singing goes way back. His first solo, at age ten, came from the Mighty Clouds of Joy songbook. He cites Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs among his influences. The Clouds’ Earvin Williams guests on the Good Seed Project CD, released last April.

Pastor Lock leads the Union Gospel House of Prayer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a church his grandfather founded.

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.

One comment

  1. So great to see God do something super amazing like this for my pastor! He continue to open doors for my pastor n his family! Obey God and he will bless you real good!

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