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JGM Music Hour: Episode 129

            Playlist for Episode 129: Time to climb – Lee Walker & Spirit I need Thee – New Christianaires It is possible – Jeanetta Williams Won’t He do it – The Beard Sisters Lessons you learn – Hanson Asiedu God is doing it – Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi Reset – Jonathan Wimbush Deepest part of you – Doe The man – Keith Wonderboy Johnson Thirst 4 U – Richard Davis Do an new thing – Fred Williams Blue – Juliana Schnee So good – Not Easily Broken (NEBS)

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JGM Pick of the Week: October 8, 2018

“God Is Doing It” Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi feat. C. Ashley Brown-Lawrence E’Mazin Entertainment (release date: October 5, 2018) Available on Amazon.com By Bob Marovich “God Is Doing It” is Ernest Billups & the Tribe of Levi’s finest single to date. This slow burner with a dramatic melody features a passionate vocal assist from C. Ashley Brown-Lawrence (“I’ve Got the Victory”), who gets downright evangelistic by the vamp as she duets with Billups, who also serves as the songwriter and producer. Like some of the best songs in any genre, “God Is Doing It” was composed during a period ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: July 2, 2018

“Chainbreaker” Angela “Missy” Billups E’Mazin Entertainment (release date: May 15, 2018) Available digitally By Bob Marovich New York-based singer Angela “Missy” Billups is known for both traditional church wreckers and rhythmic praise ballads. Her latest single, “Chainbreaker,” is right in the middle in terms of tempo, while the lyrics are consistent with the message she has sung at a variety of speeds: that God can release us from the physical and emotional chains that bind us. But you gotta believe. “Chainbreaker,” which Billups sang to an appreciative audience at the Rhythm of Gospel Awards ceremony last month, was produced by ...

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“Victorious” – Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi feat. Bishop Eric McDaniel

“Victorious” Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi feat. Bishop Eric McDaniel E’mazin Entertainment (released August 2016) www.emazinentertainment.com “Victorious” is a spirited litany of positive affirmations from Ernest Billups and his sprightly vocal group Tribe of Levi. It is also Billups’s testimony of how God has granted him victory over personal challenges–that no matter how bad things are, God will help you overcome them. Using the “no weapon formed against you shall prosper” Scripture for support, Billups & Tribe of Levi tell the enemy what they really think of him. Then Bishop Eric McDaniel, pastor of The Lord’s Church in the Bronx and North ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 97

          JGM Music Hour: Episode 97 (click on the image above to play): Playlist: Have you been shook – Sons of the Soul Revivers So good – Melvin Williams feat. Dottie Peoples You can’t give up – Paul Porter Good news – Pastor Waverly B. Bumbrey Sr. & Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices Worthy is the lamb – Eminence I tried him for myself – Ellen Hayes & Harmonee Rest in thee – Juzang Praise him – Akita Steen Smith It is done – Kim Burrell Scream – Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi I believe God ...

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“Scream” – Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi

“Scream” Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi From the E’Mazin Entertainment EP It Was You (2014) Available at online music stores “Scream,” from Ernest Billups & Tribe of Levi’s EP It Was You, pulls a play from Kirk Franklin’s book of modern arrangements. Like Franklin’s “Smile,” a piano plinks out quarter notes to accompany a perky melody sung antiphonally between Billups and his ensemble. Declaring that “it’s okay to be stressed but don’t give up,” Billups put a more realistic spin on the adage of “don’t worry, be happy.” In other words, when life hands you sour lemons, go ahead and ...

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