Tag Archives: Canton Spirituals

JGM Music Hour – Episode 164

Episode 164 Playlist Power in the blood – Dr. Prince Yelder & Disciples for Christ He’ll do it again – Wright Family Singers Never give up – Del Harrison I’m encouraged – Claude Deuce Show some sign – Pastor Dewayne Charleston Everything will be alright – Harold Wade Sr. My brother – Angelo & Veronica Majestic one – Katy Weirich Never lost – Tribl Shake ‘em off – David E. Johnson Jr. ft. 1K Phew Here – Avalon Worship My everything – Min. Golanda Walton-Blackwell God said it – Canton Spirituals ft. Doug Williams and Darrel Petties I can’t forget ...

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“God Said It” – The Canton Spirituals ft. Doug Williams and Darrel Petties

“God Said It”The Canton Spirituals ft. Doug Williams and Pastor Darrel PettiesFrom the Malaco Music Group album Hallelujah Anyhow(release date: January 28, 2022)www.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich It’s a Mississippi singers reunion as the Canton Spirituals, Doug Williams of the Williams Brothers, and Pastor Darrel Petties of Olive Branch, Mississippi, assemble to sing that if God said it, “you can count it all done.” To hammer home the point, Harvey Watkins Jr. and Company provide listeners with a few examples from the Old and New Testaments when God did just what He said. I think it’s Doug Williams who interjects ...

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JGM Pick of the Week – March 28, 2022

“All of My Help” The Dedicated Souls Elite and Creative Music Productions By Robert M. Marovich If “All of My Help” by the Ohio-based Dedicated Souls sounds like a Canton Spirituals track, it’s because it was written, produced, and is led by the Canton Spirituals’ own Antoine Porter. The message is clear: when you try to do right and your family and friends still scandalize your name, don’t fret. Just remember who has your back. The drive-tempo track chugs along to a hypnotic vamp, thanks to percussive guitar work that fronts a riveting rhythm section. It’s the kind of vibrant ...

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First Quartet Music Awards Slated for June 18

Atlanta, GA — The stage is being set for the biggest night in Gospel Quartet music. The inaugural Quartet Music Awards (The QMAs) will take place on Saturday, June 18, at Center Stage Theater, 1374 West Peachtree Street in Atlanta, GA. The ceremony will be a history-making night of electrifying performances and memorable moments. The QMAs will showcase the rich legacy the genre of Quartet has contributed to the landscape of Gospel, Soul, Blues, Rock, and R&B music. The award show will be hosted by ‘the hottest host on the east coast’ Justin Rufus and Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones. The ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 159

Episode 159 Playlist I’d rather have Jesus – Quinten Simon Be alright – God’s Children Open up the windows of Heaven – Lucinda Marie Wonderful – Kim Person Waves – Strong Tower Church feat. Maurette Brown Clark Hallelujah – Gail Stewart & Prayz4 feat. Zacardi Cortez God kept me – Beau Williams Come home – Darius Droc Jackson So much to thank God for – New Macedonia M.B. Church Mass Choir feat. Betty Griffin Keller I’ll meet you – Canton Spirituals Leave it at the cross – Jenn Bostic Peace pilgrims prayer – Harriet Fraser Come Sunday – Trineice Robinson ...

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“I’ll Meet You” – Canton Spirituals

“I’ll Meet You” Canton Spirituals Malaco Music Group (2021) www.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich Dr. Harvey Watkins Jr. and the Canton Spirituals send their love in “I’ll Meet You,” because nobody knows the day or the hour when it will be too late to say a final goodbye. On the other hand, if they don’t get a chance to say farewell, they hope to see you “on the other shore.” That’s the point. The song advises the listener to make it to the Pearly Gates by walking the straight and narrow path. “And if you love everybody, I’m gonna meet ...

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Various Artists – Quartet is in My DNA

Various Artists Quartet is in My DNA 4 Winds / Malaco Music Group (release date: September 10, 2021) www.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich On Quartet is in My DNA, the brainchild of Roy Ladson of Roy and Revelation, Paul Porter hosts a passel of current-day gospel singers who dust off classic songs by Ladson’s favorite gospel artists for a down-home, spirit-filled quartet program. All but Porter and Joseph Wooden lead an A and B selection on this project. Nevertheless, Wooden gets to lead off, and he does so with aplomb on the Soul Stirrers’ “Resting Easy,” complete with dynamic repetitive ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 149

Episode 149 Playlist It’s gonna be alright – Mie’l & Company Lord give me another chance – Apostle John E. Ross Nobody can – Calvin Suggs feat. Paul Porter Come back – Elain Thomas Thank you Lord – Pastor Mack Mason Help them out – Charles Jerkins Take me back – DOE Never seen – Hanson Asiedu See God move – Leland Philpot I’m not ashamed – Monica Lisa Stevenson feat. Paul Porter Hallelujah anyhow – Canton Spirituals feat. Rev. Al Green 9 makes us 1 – Legacy Five and Wardlaw Brothers Dr. Jesus – Swanee Quintet

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JGM Pick of the Week: November 2, 2020

“Hallelujah Anyhow” Canton Spirituals feat. Al Green Malaco Music Group www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich Highway 51 links Canton, Mississippi, to Memphis, Tennessee. So does the single “Hallelujah Anyhow,” as it links the Canton Spirituals and the Reverend Al Green. The combo works. Keep in mind that Green came from gospel and, after entering the ministry, went back to gospel, earning GRAMMY Awards for his gospel albums. A conventional quartet song written by the Canton Spirituals’ Harvey Watkins Jr. and producer Stan Jones, “Hallelujah Anyhow” finds Watkins and Green, elder statesmen of church and church music, sharing nonspecific testimonies about illness ...

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Doug Williams Retires as President of Blackberry Records

Jackson, MS (March 15, 2019): After twenty-eight years of heading the label, Doug Williams is officially retiring from his role as President and CEO of Blackberry Records as of April 1, 2019. Williams was instrumental in signing such artists as Bishop Paul S. Morton, the Canton Spirituals, the Williams Brothers and many others. Williams says: “We’ve had an incredible 28 years and made some history along the way. However, God is leading me in other directions at this time in my life.” Doug Williams will continue his involvement in the music industry, sharing that “music is my first love, therefore, ...

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