Tag Archives: New Christianaires

JGM Music Hour – Episode 118

Click on the image above to begin streaming the program. Episode 118 Playlist: My faith is working – New Christianaires I thank you – Terri McConnell Jesus – Tracy Neal Enter in – Chrystal Rucker Abandoned – Jennifer McGill Even then – Luther Barnes & Restoration Worship Center Choir Calvary’s Cross – Min. David Whitfield II & Whitfield Productions Believe – Marnae Greenhill All hail the power – Keith Reed & N.S.W. Nobody but you – Chaddrick Wood feat. Lowell Pye Spirit breathe – World Church Unites feat. Amber-Lee Garcia Born again wildflower – Debbie Cochran feat. Dolly Parton Enter ...

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“My Faith is Working” – The New Christianaires

“My Faith is Working” The New Christianaires Carter Classic Records (2017) www.thenewchristianaires.com By Bob Marovich According to the New Christianaires, and many others, the impact of problems on your life can be improved greatly by the way you handle it. That’s the premise of the quartet’s latest single, “My Faith is Working.” Viewing personal and societal problems through the lens of “what my God can do” can make dealing with life’s challenges infinitely easier to swallow. And, shouts lead singer Elvis Brumfield Jr., “I can’t let Satan take my blessing from me.” The arrangement has the meaty mid-tempo quartet strut characteristic of the New Christianaires. Minister George N. ...

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“My All and All” – Derrell Thomas

“My All and All” Derrell Thomas Full Circle Records www.fullcirclerecords.us Commencing with a compelling piano intro that resonates with Elton John’s deftness for encircling a melody with bright and shiny musical jewels, Derrell Thomas’s “My All and All” offers a melody and chorus that combine to be one heck of an earworm. Lyrically, the single gushes with simple statements of praise to the Lord. The Lord is not just a friend, Thomas sings, but “the very air that I breathe…my everything.” There’s not much to it, but the song works largely because of that relentless earworm melody. Born in Florida, Derrell Thomas ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 90

Click on the image above to hear the latest episode of the Music Hour, where you can hear the music you read about on the Journal of Gospel Music. Since Music Hour host Bob Marovich is still struggling with lingering laryngitis, this episode is all music, no talk. Consider it JGM’s first mixtape! Track Listing (in order of appearance): He steps in – Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir Take your burdens – Juan Santiago & Uninhibited Praise Pure religion – Liz Vice Jesus is real – Volunteer State Mass Choir Trust me – New Christianaires The Lord is on ...

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The New Christianaires – “Remember Me” – Live in Concert

The New Christianaires “Remember Me” – Live in Concert Carter Classic Records (2014) www.thenewchristianaires.com By Bob Marovich “Put your sanctified hands together,” shouts the announcer who welcomes the New Christianaires to the stage for their live recording, “Remember Me” – Live in Concert. The audience complies. In fact, the audience claps for, and along with, the quartet for much of the album’s 68-minute running time. In 2010, Minister George N. Carter Sr., a member of the original Christianaires of Sontag, Mississippi, which featured Paul and Tyrone Porter, reorganized the group in Florida by adding Apostle Jarmain Hawthorne, Elvis Brumfield Jr., Anthony Seay, and ...

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“Turn Up Your Praise” – New Christianaires

“Turn Up Your Praise” New Christianaires Carter Classic Records (2014) www.thenewchristianaires.com Although Rhythm of Gospel Awardees the New Christianaires are better known for “Remember Me,” no one should overlook their shoulder-shaker, “Turn Up Your Praise.” “While you’re waiting on your change, you need to turn up your praise,” sings Jarmain Hawthorne. He encourages listeners to keep faith in their hearts and smiles on their faces. “There’s a blessing on the other side of your pain,” the quartet declares, so “open your mouth and lift up your hands.” Hailing from Florida, the New Christianaires were formed in 2010 by Minister George ...

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