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JGM Music Hour: Episode 103

          Click on the image above to listen to Episode 103: Playlist for Music Hour: Episode 103 Clap your hands – Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir Saturate us – Bishop Andrew Merritt & Straight Gate Mass Choir Let it all go – Anthony Faulkner feat. Nikki Potts In the hands of the carpenter – Paula and Angie One angel short – Kalind Haynes Anything can happen – Jonathan Nelson More than a friend – Deon Robertson Serve – Divine Souls He’ll understand – Joyce Barrett Freedom – Lecrae feat. N’Dambi Step out on ...

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Bishop Andrew Merritt & the Straight Gate Mass Choir – Saturate Us

Bishop Andrew Merritt & The Straight Gate Mass Choir Saturate Us Bajada Records (release date: December 22, 2015) www.saturateus.com By Bob Marovich The praise and worship choir, which one could argue was pioneered in the 1980s by Carol Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, tempers the soul-stirring sounds of the gospel choir by employing fewer vocal acrobatics and blue notes, but maintaining the latter’s thunderous fervor. This choral style is ubiquitous in gospel music these days, but Detroit’s Straight Gate Mass Choir, under the leadership of Bishop Andrew Merritt, was among the first to bring it into the urban church. Making records ...

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