Tag Archives: Darius Paulk

Dr. E. Dewey Smith Launches Solo Singing Career

“If God gave me the gift to sing, why not use it?” By Robert M. Marovich There’s almost nothing that Dr. E. Dewey Smith hasn’t accomplished. A graduate of Morehouse College who went on to earn masters and doctorate degrees, Smith is an author, media and film producer, community leader, co-host of the first daytime faith-based panel talk show, and Senior Pastor of House of Hope Georgia, which touts no less than three locations. He is now adding vocal soloist to his resume. Released in March 2021, “Your Presence is a Gift” is Smith’s debut single. Late last month, JGM ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 151

Episode 151 Playlist: Get right church – Gospel Legends I made it – Darius Paulk Thank God for what didn’t happen – Prez Blackmon Still everything – Benita Jones Lifetime – Frierson Brothers Forgive me – Toneisha Harris God is working – Deon Kipping Alpha and Omega – Jude Philips Trouble – Shyne On Me Judgement day – Jules Schroeder Never shakes, never will – The Wood Drake Sessions All love – Jarred AllStar Stand up – Damon Little Miss your face (my letter to Polly) – Pamela Johnson

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“I Made It” – Darius Paulk

I Made It”Darius PaulkAIR / Malaco Music Groupwww.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich The intro to singer-songwriter Darius Paulk’s new single, “I Made It,” is straight out of the James Cleveland songbook. Percussive piano, check. Chirping organ, check. Gospel waltz tempo, check. The lyrics, on the other hand, offer a timeless message: surviving the trials and tribulations of life is the result of God’s goodness. But Paulk reminds the listener that it’s not always easy to keep the faith. He gets real: “The pressures of life are so hard to bear / And sometimes it seems like no one cares.” Later ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 146

Episode 146 Playlist Been changed – Chosen Wonders I appreciate you – Fred Perry & 2nd Generation Another chance – The McDuffies Someday – Shirley Murdock feat. Regina Belle, Beverly Crawford, & Kelly Price Love – Donnell Russell & Free Worship On and on – Darius Paulk feat. Janae Slack-Smith Waiting on you – Dominique Johnson feat. Ernest J. Lee He’s alive – Tametre Lawrence feat. Simply Praise Jesus let us be one – Roscoe Robinson God made it beautiful – Jason Clayborn & Atmosphere Changers feat. Daria Raymore Heal the brokenness – Mietta Stancil-Farrar God is good – Ethan ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: June 22, 2020

“On and On” Darius Paulk feat. Janae Slack-Smith From the AIR / Malaco CD Strong (release date: February 20, 2020) www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich Although the uncomplicated worship ballad “On and On” has a decided pop flavor, the harmonica and pedal steel give it a contemporary country vibe. The single features fine singing from Darius Paulk and flights of lithe-to-muscular soprano from Janae Slack-Smith, all of it held together by the melodic background vocalists. Paulk is perhaps best known for penning “Nobody Greater,” the career-making single for VaShawn Mitchell. Listen closely, and you’ll hear that “On and On” has shades ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 133

Episode 133 Playlist: Moving forward – Ken Heath and the True Disciples I’ll do it for you – Fantastic Bibletones The selfie song – Jada Redmond I’ve got that fiya – Sanctified Soul What a beautiful name – The Recording Collective Strong name – Darius Paulk You deserve my praise – M’Renee Freedom – Quamid feat. Christina Prophet Shorter Haven’t seen it yet – Danny Gokey I need you – Jermane C. Milton Strength – Brieaunna Ling Love never fails – William Murphy Reach – DOE

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“Strong Name” – Darius Paulk

“Strong Name”Darius PaulkAIR / Malaco (2019)www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich Darius Paulk, perhaps best known for penning Vashawn Mitchell’s number one hit “Nobody Greater,” demonstrated facility as a singer on his own 2012 EP, Lyrics and Melodies (which included his own interpretation of “Nobody Greater”). “Strong Name,” Paulk’s debut single for Malaco’s Atlanta International Records imprint, is an equally extroverted proclamation of worship, a head raised and hands extended offering to the Most High. Paulk’s flights into falsetto are evocative of Mitchell as he navigates the song’s easy melody until the song’s final moments, when a growing musical intensity uncorks his ...

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B. Chase Williams & ShaBach – Live Again: Bigger, Better, Greater

B. Chase Williams & ShaBach Live Again: Bigger, Better, Greater Dream Gospel / Capitol Christian Distribution (2014) www.bchasewilliams.com By Bob Marovich Organized in Cincinnati more than 20 years ago by singer/songwriter/musician B. Chase Williams, ShaBach is a full-throated choir that performs with zest. They follow their 2010 R3 –Redeemed! Reconciled! Released! with another rhythmically-titled album—Live Again: Bigger, Better, Greater. As with many albums by male-led small choir, the lead vocalists on Live Again add the sparkle that distinguishes this project from others. Several singers shine on Live Again, notably Terrence Cotton on the smooth jazzy and Whitfield-esque “My Everything;” Melodi ...

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