Tag Archives: Bob Marovich

Deitrick Haddon: “We Are All God’s Masterpieces”

Last week, Deitrick Haddon spoke with Bob Marovich of the Journal of Gospel Music about his new album, Masterpiece, which Entertainment One will release this Friday, November 6. JGM: Masterpiece, the album, is being described as sort of a musical maturation on your part. Is that a fair assumption? DH: Absolutely. It definitely reflects where I am in my life right now. That’s how I create records: I’m inspired by my life. What I have experienced in my life tends to show up in my music. JGM: On Preachers of LA and in performance, you come across as very real, ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 98

Click on the image above to listen. Music Hour Episode 98 Playlist: Oh! – Jonathan McReynolds Love vs. the world – Xavier O’Connor Alright – Tony Mclendon Here I am – Zaviel Janae All the glory – Alexis Spight Not that easy – Trinity Dawson My son – Okey Sokay Restored for worship – Kevin Riley Holy is the Lord – Lorraine Stancil I’m blessed – Sue Roseberry In the room – Carla Martin Don’t you want to go too – Appointed2 You are a wonder – Joyful Gospel Delayed but not denied (live) – Tonya Lewis-Taylor

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Genesis of a Gospel Song: “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood

Get the details behind the creation of some of gospel music’s most popular songs at JGM’s Genesis of a Gospel Song. “Total Praise” by Richard Smallwood Richard Smallwood, as told to JGM’s Bob Marovich: In October 1995, my mother was ill, my godbrother was terminally ill, and I was a caregiver, going from the hospital to my house, taking care of everything. Caregiving is a very difficult thing to do. It’s time consuming, and if you don’t watch out, you’ll end up in the hospital, too. I also began to feel that I wasn’t doing enough for my loved ones. I felt ...

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Tasha Cobbs On Recording “One Place Live”

Last week, Motown Gospel artist Tasha Cobbs released her second album, One Place Live. Recorded at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina, the album received five of five stars from the Journal of Gospel Music. JGM’s Bob Marovich caught up with the award-winning vocalist last Friday, the day of the album release. JGM: How do you prepare for a recording like this? TC: I’m truly blessed to have an amazing band, amazing singers, and throughout the year we travel together. So it’s almost like us doing what we do on a weekly basis, just with a recording truck. That was ...

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“The Great Shrine Concert” turns 60

When Art Rupe of Specialty Records recorded the July 22, 1955, gospel program at Los Angeles’s Shrine Auditorium, he was making history. It would be the first multi-artist gospel program to be recorded, and one of the most significant aural examples of live gospel music during its golden age. Artists appearing that day included the Soul Stirrers with a pre-soul star Sam Cooke, the Pilgrim Travelers, Dorothy Love Coates and the Original Gospel Harmonettes, the Caravans with Albertina Walker and James Cleveland, and Brother Joe and Annette May. Rob Strauss and Cameron Kell honored the 60th anniversary of the program by ...

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JGM Music Hour 94

Click on the image above to start program. Playlist (in order): He touched me – Dr. LouDella Evans Reid & the Traditional Gospel Choir Something about that name – Lorraine Stancil Empty me – Javon Inman Forever I will – Lonnie Hunter feat. Structure Lord you reign – Richard Smallwood with Vision Dance through the fire – Sada K Hey daddy – Derrell Thomas Find a way to love – Pastor Robert McCloud I’ll stand – Lady Voncile feat. Rev. R.L. Bush Back 2 life – Juzang Awaken me – Mike Lee Magnify thy name – E.L. Williams Praise the ...

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Gospel Memories: Remembering Emanuel AME in Charleston

The June 20, 2015 episode of Gospel Memories on WLUW Chicago includes a long set in memory of the victims and their families, and all the members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  Gospel music helps us mourn, helps us heal, helps us remember.  May this kind of tragedy never happen again. Click on the Gospel Memories icon at left to listen to the entire show (the “in memoriam” set begins around 19:25).  JGM’s Bob Marovich is host.

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 92

          Playlist (in order of appearance): Let me lean on you – Gospel Angels On the other side of through – Prez Blackmon Wanna be – Wincey I am free – Ladell Cole Something big – Jekalyn Carr Just because – Robert E. Person No not one – Casey J feat. Dorothy Mae Choates Pray – Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir Human condition – The Naddiks All I ever wanted – Murk I need you – Criss Righteous Just Jesus – Bishop Jonathan Greer When the gates swing open – Willie Rogers & Spencer Taylor

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