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JGM Pick of the Week: June 27, 2017

“Fly Away” Shonda English feat. Dorothy Norwood Available at digital music stores www.shondaenglish.com By Bob Marovich It might be intimidating to duet with a legend such as Dorothy Norwood, but to Shonda English, The Storyteller of Gospel is “Aunt Dot.” It was “Aunt Dot,” in fact, who brought Bob Jeffreys and Sanchez Harley’s easy-going, bittersweet “Fly Away” to her attention. Good timing. English was just getting over the loss of her father, Bishop W. T. English, and needed some inspirational cheering up. “Fly Away” fit the bill. Reflecting on the day they will fly away to the resting place where ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: August 15, 2016

“And We’re Going On!” Shonda English www.shondaenglish.com A high-octane percussive arrangement propels this shoulder-shaking handclapper about the higher wages and benefits available for workers in the Master’s Vineyard, and how we may not have long to earn those resources. If the listener didn’t get the point in the first portion of the song, English digs deeper into her low register to shout, growl, and evangelize the meaning during the breathless vamp. Originally from Boston but now living in South Carolina, English is no stranger to traditional gospel music.  She worked with the late Margaret Allison of the Angelic Gospel Singers ...

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