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Journal of Gospel Music’s Best of 2016 Lists

By Bob Marovich As is our custom for this time of year, the Journal of Gospel Music presents its “best of” lists in the category of CDs, songs, and historical releases. The recordings were not necessarily chosen as “Best of 2016” based on sales, chart status, promotion, voting, fan popularity, number of likes or retweets, committee decisions, throwing darts, reading tea leaves, arm twisting, flipping coins, or anything other than 1) JGM was serviced with the music for review and 2) JGM believes the selections best represent gospel/sacred music as an art form. The top selections in Best CDs and ...

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The Gospel Sensations: Trendsetting With Old School Harmonies

By Bob Marovich To carve out a niche in a quartet community crowded with local and national artists, the Gospel Sensations are employing a time-honored principle that has been all but abandoned in gospel music. A cappella harmony singing. That’s right: trendsetting by going back to the way gospel quartets sang prior to the 1950s: without musical instruments. And people like it. “Sometimes music takes a more commercial turn, and I get that,” said Robert C. Marion Jr., member of the Gospel Sensations. “It takes money to finance a ministry, but the a cappella sound, when it is done right, ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 104

          Click on the image above to begin the program. Playlist for Episode 104: Jesus lifted me (live) – Rev. Roy Reed & the Zion Jubilees He’s alright – For the Lord Since Jesus came into my heart – Treva Living for Jesus – Sophiya Joy! – WDF feat. Top Line Vocal Collective People all over the world need Jesus – Robert Horton & Voices of Many Waters I know what God did last summer – Carl B. Phillips & Friends Nowhere – Christon Gray Help me out – Ysabella Old ship of Zion – Gospel ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: April 11, 2016

“Old Ship of Zion” The Gospel Sensations From the MCI Music Group album Everybody www.gospelsensations.com This may be the first time a gospel group has landed two Picks of the Week with their first two submissions to the Journal of Gospel Music. And for good reason. “Old Ship of Zion” is another a cappella gem from the Gospel Sensations, who evoke the Mighty Wonders of Aquasco, Maryland’s splendid 1970s version but add chiming harmonies to this chestnut. Organized by Robert C. Marion Jr. as a way to pay tribute to the artists of yesteryear and today, the Gospel Sensations of ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 103

          Click on the image above to listen to Episode 103: Playlist for Music Hour: Episode 103 Clap your hands – Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir Saturate us – Bishop Andrew Merritt & Straight Gate Mass Choir Let it all go – Anthony Faulkner feat. Nikki Potts In the hands of the carpenter – Paula and Angie One angel short – Kalind Haynes Anything can happen – Jonathan Nelson More than a friend – Deon Robertson Serve – Divine Souls He’ll understand – Joyce Barrett Freedom – Lecrae feat. N’Dambi Step out on ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: March 14, 2016

“Order My Steps” The Gospel Sensations From the MCI Music Group album Everybody www.thegospelsensations.com A beautiful a cappella rendition of the GMWA Women of Worship’s choral classic from 1994, featuring that rarest of articles in gospel quartet singing today: a bass vocal, and an excellent one at that. Finger popping provides the rhythm while the harmony serves as a solid foundation for the lead singer. Reminiscent of early Boyz II Men. Organized by Robert C. Marion Jr. as a way to pay tribute to the artists of yesteryear and today, the Gospel Sensations of Greensboro, North Carolina, sing gospel songs ...

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