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JGM Music Hour: Episode 153

Episode 153 Playlist Thank you Lord – The Cross Family Fighter – Patreka Wortham Highway to Heaven – Pastor David Wright Way Maker – Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music It was the blood – Min. James Willis & Nu Praze Chorale It won’t be long – Dr. Waverly Bumbrey & Refuge Temple Cathedral Still gon’ trust – Joshua Rogers Holy – Mark Hubbard & the Voices feat. Pastor Don Clark Never lost – CeCe Winans Tender and mighty – The Wood Drake Sessions Saved and sanctified – Highway QCs The one – Jewell & Converted First love – ...

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“Holy” – Mark Hubbard & The Voices feat. Pastor Don Clark

“Holy” Mark Hubbard & the Voices feat. Pastor Don Clark Independent (release date: March 15, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Growing up in the Catholic church, we’d sing “Holy Holy Holy” with such lackluster spirit that I wasn’t sure whether we were worshiping God or putting Him to sleep. Since then, I’ve heard many arrangements from African American Protestant church ensembles that bring out the intended brightness of the nineteenth-century hymn. Arrangements like “Holy,” by Chicago’s own Mark Hubbard & the Voices, for example. Hubbard’s studied choir tucks the hymn neatly within Valencia Lacy’s original composition as Pastor Don Clark ...

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RIP Marlowe Cribbs, Chicago-based Gospel Songwriter, Singer

JGM learned the shocking news that Marlowe Cribbs passed away. Here is Marlowe’s bio, courtesy of his website: “Raised in the home of a former Blues musician and influenced by Gospel music at an early age, M. E. Cribbs had no choice but to develop an eclectic musical ear. This would serve him greatly as he excelled in his musical ventures. He is considered a lyricist of the highest order and with artists, such as The Chicago Mass Choir, Dorinda Clark-Cole, New Direction, Reed’s Temple Choir, and Mark Hubbard & The United Voices in his clientry, this has been proven ...

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Chicago’s Kenny Lewis & One Voice Offer “Music Buffet” on New Album

By Bob Marovich Kenny Lewis, founder and leader of the Stellar Award-nominated gospel group One Voice, didn’t have to go any further than the current news to find inspiration for his new album. “With the way that the economy was going and with the election,” Lewis told JGM, “we really didn’t know what was going to happen. I felt like it was time for everybody to refocus back on Jesus and loving Jesus.” Refocus, Kenny Lewis & One Voice’s new (and fourth) album, is all about getting back to loving Christ. Released last Friday, May 19, the album’s single, “Love Song,” ...

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Stars Serve Strong Medicine at Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview

By Bob Marovich “The Bible says, ‘Be fruitful and multiply,'” award-winning gospel artist Tye Tribbett told a standing room only crowd gathered at the 30th Chicago Gospel Music Festival Preview event last night. “That means be fruitful before you multiply. Some artists want to multiply before they are fruitful!” Tribbett’s recommendation to get the music right before going gonzo with the promotion was one of many golden nuggets he and R&B artist KEM dished out during a discussion facilitated by gospel artist Anita Wilson. The event, which took place at the Chicago Cultural Center Monday night, May 11, was co-sponsored by the ...

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