JGM Pick of the Week: June 17, 2019

“I’m So Glad”
Bishop Neal Roberson feat. Bishop Paul S. Morton
Malaco Music Group (2019)
www.malaco.com

By Bob Marovich

Those who know Bishop Neal Roberson as an upbeat man with a wonderful sense of humor will be taken aback by his spoken word introduction to “I’m So Glad.”

In a sobering tone, he informs listeners about his lung cancer diagnosis, then moves into “I’m So Glad,” a gentle hymn about God as a miracle worker.

Halfway through, Roberson is joined by Bishop Paul S. Morton, who offers his own testimony of deliverance from cancer. It’s the reassurance Roberson needed to hear. His sense of relief spills out into the vamp as the two Bishops shout their troubles over. The radio edit ends abruptly, so let’s hope for an extended version.

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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