Tag Archives: Gladys Knight

Bonita Burney Simmons – This Time

Bonita Burney Simmons This Time Bursimslow Music (release date: August 6, 2016) www.bonitaburneysimmons.com By Bob Marovich Bonita Burney Simmons has been compared to Tramaine Hawkins, but I hear more than a touch of Gladys Knight in her voice on her most recent album, This Time. Especially on the opening track, the mid-tempo “God’s People Arise.” Simmons possesses a creamy voice that only moves into evangelist territory when the spirit hits her, as on “I Must Tell Jesus.” This track finds her singing at her most inspired as she shares how she almost gave up. When she became too tired to fight, ...

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Episode 85: JGM Music Hour

          Click on the image above to begin the program. Playlist for Episode 85: God Is Great – Leap: David Daughtry Just For Me – Monica Lisa Stevenson Take It Easy – Soul Messengerz The Blood Medley – Kathy Taylor Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Tammy Smith Your Grace – Marilyn Dunn Always – Gladys Knight Purify Me – Zie’l I Shall Live – B. Chase Williams & Shabach My Inspiration – Angela “Missy” Billups Deep Down – Kendra Smith Mighty God – Valerie Woodard Made It Through the Storm – Pastor David Wright & New ...

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Gladys Knight – Where My Heart Belongs

Gladys Knight Where My Heart Belongs Shadow Mountain Records (release date: September 9, 2014) www.gladysknight.com By Bob Marovich Like many R&B and soul artists, the multi-Grammy winner Gladys Knight got her start in the church. It’s to the church she returns for her latest release, Where My Heart Belongs. The album finds Gladys Knight singing as strong as ever and delivering the selections in her signature tear-stained voice as if they were personal prayers or testimonies. Indeed, she has said, “I vividly remember the time in my life when I felt lost, as if something was missing. I was desperately seeking ...

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