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Janice Gaines – Greatest Life Ever

Janice Gaines Greatest Life Ever Motown Gospel (release date: October 9, 2015) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich While listening to Janice Gaines sing “The Break-Up Song,” on her debut album, Greatest Life Ever, it struck me that she could have been a fourth member of Destiny’s Child.  She can ride a rhythm as effortlessly as Bey and them. At the same time, Gaines has a worship leader’s heart of joyful exuberance, meaning she could deliver a DC stinger, if warranted, but she would follow it up not with a snarky glance but with a smile and a wink. All this is to ...

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American Prospect: Beyoncé Misses the Point of What Gospel Music Means to Black Americans

An interesting perspective on the Grammys’ Beyonce-“Precious Lord” controversy.  Read Kevin Cokley’s article in American Prospect by clicking below: Beyoncé Misses the Point of What Gospel Music Means to Black Americans. For my money, I would have preferred to hear Ledisi sing it, since she did the song in Selma.  Of course it’s all about the ratings, which is why TV personalities host music awards shows but you’ll rarely see a musician hosting a TV awards show. Interestingly, while Mahalia Jackson is inexorably connected to “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” by Thomas A. Dorsey (pictured, circa 1930s), once upon a time in Chicago, the birthplace of ...

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Mathew Knowles Releases Alexis Spight from Music World Gospel

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 4, 2014) – Stellar Award-nominated gospel recording artist Alexis Spight is being released from her recording contract with Mathew Knowles’ Music World Gospel to ink a record deal with the newly formed Uncle G Records. Uncle G Records is headed by Veteran Industry Executive Greg “Uncle G” Lyons who has also served as Spight’s manager since she signed with Music World Gospel following her success on BET’s Sunday Best. “Congratulations to Greg Lyons and the upstart of Uncle G Records and the signing of Alexis Spight, former Sunday Best runner up and Music World Gospel artist,” said Knowles, ...

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