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JGM Music Hour – Episode 154

Episode 154 Playlist He’s working on me – The McDuffies feat. Bishop Darrell McFadden I’m Black and I matter – Evangelist Lemmie Battles I’ve got the victory – Na’kaja Reed My help – Angela Moss Poole feat. Micah Stampley Nothin’ but the spirit – Lisa Bellamy Be alright – Friends (aka Anointed Friends) He’ll be there – RiZen He’s way ahead of you – Denita Gibbs Into this place – Bradie Frank & Ordinary People Come (broken, scarred) – Mary Ozaraga Are you ready – Debbie Cochran Diamond – Emilia Walasik Beside still waters – Derrick “Doc” Pearson feat. Brian ...

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“I Am Black and I Matter” – Lemmie Battles

“I Am Black and I Matter” Lemmie Battles DAF Entertainment Group (release date: March 26, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Since June 2020, there’s been a notable increase in gospel artists releasing singles with messages linked directly to Black Lives Matter and the racial injustice running rampant through the nation like another virus. Chicago-based singer Lemmie Battles adds her powerful, church-wizened evangelist’s voice to others with “I Am Black and I Matter.” Like Shirley Caesar’s “Take Your Knee off My Neck,” Lemmie Battles’ “I Am Black and I Matter” puts it out there unimpeded by allegory or simile. She not ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: April 14, 2020

“While Traveling Through” Shonda English feat. Lemmie Battles From the forthcoming album Travelin’ (release date: March 13, 2020) By Bob Marovich Combine the sanctuary-honed talents of Shonda English and Lemmie Battles, veteran musician Richard Gibbs, and David Walker & High Praise of Atlanta, Georgia, and you have the ingredients of an old-fashioned church rouser, low country handclap and all. “While Traveling Through” doesn’t disappoint. English and Battles sing and shout the glory down as they remind the listener that since this “barren world” is not our home, we are just travelers on our way to a better place. English is ...

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“Thank You, Thank You Jesus” – Chicago Mass Choir

“Thank You, Thank You Jesus” Chicago Mass Choir From the forthcoming New Haven Records CD We Give You Praise (single digital release date: September 11, 2015) www.chicagomasschoir.com The consistently top-notch Chicago Mass Choir provides a stinger of a mid-tempo praise song on “Thank You, Thank You Jesus.” Riffing lyrically on the “How I Got Over” message, the choir, led by the effervescent Evangelist Lemmie Battles, lofts praises to God for all he’s done.  A cancer survivor, Battles has a lot to be thankful for, so when she squalls during the song’s apex, you know it’s heartfelt. “Thank You, Thank You ...

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