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JGM Music Hour Episode 134

Episode 134 Playlist: What you gonna do – Ruth Black and the Harmonettes Hold my hand Lord – Donny Pomerlee feat. Paul Porter You don’t know – Zacardi Cortez I choose to rejoice – Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir What would Heaven look like – Zion’s Joy! There’s no one like you – Kelontae Gavin All that I have (one God) – Lamont Sanders Won’t He do it – Kim Ruff Blessings on blessings – Anthony Brown and Group TherAPy Matthew 7:7 – Rezurrected Everyday I pray – Apostle Thomas One day – Janice Gaines Keep me – Carrington Alyse Brown ...

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Janice Gaines – Lead Me

Janice Gaines Lead Me (release date: March 22, 2019) www.janicegaines.com By Bob Marovich Janice Gaines’ Lead Me is a brief but satisfying journey through the hymnbook. It is also a far better showcase for her affecting vocal delivery than Greatest Life Ever, her 2015 album for Motown Gospel. Whereas that album aimed to attract a mass audience by offering generous helpings of bumping bass and electronica, it seemed ill-fitted to Gaines’s more grounded talent. This album, on the other hand, employs the less is more philosophy, meaning it is more authentically rooted in gospel’s one foundation: the church. As if ...

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Various Artists – Heal: Songs of Hope for our Nation

Various Artists Heal: Songs of Hope for our Nation Motown Gospel (release date: January 13, 2017) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Gospel music often functions as protest music. Either explicitly, as during the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s, or implicitly, with semi-coded lyrics like the spirituals before them, gospel songs fight back against an oppressive world with messages of faith and encouragement that trouble won’t last always. Heal: Songs of Hope for our Nation from Motown Gospel offers ten examples of how contemporary gospel music is poised to carry on the fight against evil and oppression in today’s uncertain political climate. The ...

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Anthony Brown & Group TherAPy Goes 10 for 10 at 31st Stellar Gospel Music Awards

Courtesy of The Front Page Firm: Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago’s “Any Given Sunday” Takes Four Awards; And Tasha Cobbs’ “One Place Live” Rounds Out Top 3 Winners with Three Wins Gospel Music’s Biggest Night Premieres on TV One, Sunday, March 6 at 6 p.m. ET; Also Broadcast March 12-April 10 in National Syndication On 150 Stations in Over 120 Markets LAS VEGAS, NV – Feb. 22, 2016 – Anthony Brown & group therAPy made history on Saturday night as their album, Everyday Jesus, was blessed with 10 trophies during the 31st Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Las ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 100

          Click on the image above to hear the 100th episode of the JGM Music Hour. Playlist: God’s got me – Dexter Walker & Zion Movement Up and praise ’em – Judah Band Hope – Tiff Joy He’s been good – Dr. A. Edward Davis Jr. & St. John Mass Choir Make a way – Janice Gaines Pray for me – Kirk Franklin Thirsty for the rain – Keith Williams Made a way – Travis Greene The song – URIM 7 Nada me faltara – Denyse Bittencourt Blessed – Big Mike feat. JaNet Miller Come too ...

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Janice Gaines – Greatest Life Ever

Janice Gaines Greatest Life Ever Motown Gospel (release date: October 9, 2015) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich While listening to Janice Gaines sing “The Break-Up Song,” on her debut album, Greatest Life Ever, it struck me that she could have been a fourth member of Destiny’s Child.  She can ride a rhythm as effortlessly as Bey and them. At the same time, Gaines has a worship leader’s heart of joyful exuberance, meaning she could deliver a DC stinger, if warranted, but she would follow it up not with a snarky glance but with a smile and a wink. All this is to ...

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Janice Gaines on Living the Greatest Life Ever

By Bob Marovich Not that she would have called it her bucket list, but a young Janice Gaines had three childhood aspirations. “As a little kid,” she told the Journal of Gospel Music, I would play like was a teacher, and I would play like I was a singer, and I would play like I was on [the television game show] ‘Wheel of Fortune!’” She laughed. “I’ve done everything but be on ‘Wheel of Fortune!’” Born in St. Louis but reared in Memphis, Janice had a front row seat for performances by her “unofficial music mentor,” her mother, Jackie Reddick. Singer, ...

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Various Artists – Motown Christmas

Various Artists Motown Christmas Motown Gospel (2014) www.motowngospel.com By Bob Marovich Motown Christmas is the best yuletide album I have listened to in years.  Gifted executive producer Aaron W. Lindsey (who also plays, writes, and sings on the album) seamlessly blends the old and the new with the sacred and secular to create an overall vibe that feels cozy and familiar. First off, the duet couplings are inspired. For example, Kierra Sheard (gospel) and Chrisette Michele (pop) give “Angels We Have Heard On High” a beautifully traditional reading while injecting just enough of their own vocal personalities to make it ...

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TBGB Pick of the Week: May 7, 2012

  “One Day” Janice Gaines www.janicegaines.com Janice Gaines’ balladic depiction of the great day when we will “sit at the Master’s feet” and finally understand why is as beautiful as her crystal-clear soprano. Strings and piano build in intensity while background vocalists evoke a choir of angels.  “One Day” is a heartwarming tear-jerker on the order of Cassietta George’s “Walk Around Heaven All Day” and VOW’s “Somebody Somewhere.” “One Day” will be available for download on iTunes and Amazon.com on May 15, 2012.  Recommended.

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