JGM Pick of the Week: May 27, 2019

“One Praise Away”
Kevin Davidson
Infinity Music Group (release date: March 1, 2019)

By Bob Marovich

“One Praise Away” is a spirit-filled Sunday morning song, a call-and-response declamation of victory between the Memphis-based Kevin Davidson, Cheryl Rogers, and the Voices, their choral harmonies full-throated and thunderous.

The organ chirps, the drums and bass set a solid rhythm section, and the handclapping ensues. It evokes the work of fellow Memphian, the late O’Landa Draper, as well as Ricky Dillard & New G.

Kevin Davidson and the Voices (formerly the Voices of Binghamton) recorded a number of albums for New Haven Records during the 1990s and 2000s. Post-New Haven, Davidson released the 2014 album, Something Happens, featuring the UCICC Fellowship Choir.

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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