JGM Pick of the Week October 25, 2021

“Open Up the Windows of Heaven”
Lucinda Marie
Independent (release date: August 10, 2021)
www.LucindaMarieMusic.com

By Robert M. Marovich

Lucinda Marie, the self-described “former pastor’s wife,” puts on her stylish shouting shoes, lifts the hem of her long dress ever so slightly, and holy dances through this up-tempo piece.

The lyrics, which quote from Malachi 3:10, provide Lucinda and her background vocalists plenty of room for call-and-response. She starts the long vamp with “Fill my cup” and it leads to plaudits abundant. A real stomper in the finest perspiration-drenched church-wrecking tradition.

From Austin, Texas, Lucinda Marie (Taylor) has a Ph.D. and by day is a school principal in Oakland, California.

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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