Tag Archives: Pastor David Wright

RIP: Mother Rubenstein McClure

By Bob Marovich JGM was saddened to learn of the passing of Evangelist Mother Rubenstein McClure on July 18, 2020. Mother “Ruby” McClure was a member and lead soloist with the famous Radio Choir of Brooklyn’s Institutional Church of God in Christ, under the direction of J.C. White (“Stretch Out”). Her voice could be heard on the choir’s single, “Talk it Over with Jesus,” among other titles. She was also a prominent member of the J.C. White Singers, leading the single, “Someone to Lean On” (Zanzee, 1973). Her own solo album, Rubenstein, came out on Locus Records in 1979. On ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 141

Episode 141 Playlist Mighty long way – David Wright & NY Fellowship Choir feat. Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Jesus will fix it – James Cutts feat. Floyd Mayweather Sr. Another blessing – Williams Brothers & Lee Williams and Spiritual QCs Talkin’ ‘bout Jesus – Gloria Gaynor feat. Yolanda Adams Standing at the gates – Erica Reed Tap into it – Renee Spearman Just as I am – Reba Rambo Let justice rain – The Many Once I get to Heaven – The Legendary Beyons Kingdom come – Churchppl & Sir the Baptist Saved – Chip Bailey Show me – Ms. Ruby ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: January 13, 2020

“Mighty Long Way”Pastor David Wright & New York Fellowship ChoirFeat. Keith “Wonderboy” JohnsonGodfather Records (release date: November 26, 2019) By Bob Marovich Choir meets quartet on this rollicking neo-traditional piece, written by Pastor David Wright of New York’s famous Wright Family. It features gut-busting shouts by quartet maven and vocalist Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, all to the full-throated singing of the New York Fellowship Choir. Complete with an old school vamp, the song marvels about how far God has brought us—unmeasurable, perhaps, but certainly from a mighty long way—and how he put us on “straight street.” If choirs and quartets sadly ...

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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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JGM Music Hour – Episode 105

Click on the image above to start Music Hour – Episode 105. Playlist: Will you be ready? – Roy and Revelation Got to have faith – Original Gospel Creators of Atlanta Show me the way – Lisa Barron & Joyful Sounds To be loved by God – Kimberly Palmer-Blackwell I will endure – Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir You are God – Grace Covenant Worship Oh how we love you – Tiff Joy God has a blessing – ShaQuan Welch I can’t stop thinking ’bout Heaven – R.E.V. feat. Niccole Stephens Unchurched – Todd Dulaney It’s only ...

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Pastor David Wright & the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir – Clap Your Hands

Pastor David Wright & N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir (Next Generation) Clap Your Hands Godfather Records (release date: April 19, 2016) www.godfathergospel.com By Bob Marovich When Pastor David Wright speaks of his father on the second of the two-CD N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir recordings done in June 2013, he is referring to the late Reverend Timothy Wright, Godfather of Gospel Music, renowned for his dynamic ensembles and choirs. Brimming with new songs written in the traditional style, Clap Your Hands demonstrates that the Wright family tradition is alive and well. The album is bookended by two up-tempo church wreckers. The title track ...

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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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“Clap Your Hands” – Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir

“Clap Your Hands” Pastor David Wright & The New York Fellowship Mass Choir (Next Generation) Godfather Records (2016) www.godfathergospel.com Pastor David Wright, son of the late Rev. Timothy Wright, leads the New York Fellowship Mass Choir on its latest single, a reworking of the Alex Bradford classic, “I Don’t Care What the World May Do.” The ensemble focuses its attention on the song’s “I come to clap my hands, I come to stomp my feet,” lyrics as the church-wrecking tempo makes it impossible not to clap and stomp along. The choir’s raucous exuberance is met by lead singer Tiffany Woodside’s ...

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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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JGM Pick of the Week: September 22, 2014

“Made It Through the Storm” Pastor David Wright & the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir From the Godfather Records album Next Generation Working as both metaphor and a literal celebration of surviving Hurricane Sandy, Pastor David Wright and the N.Y. Fellowship Mass Choir sing “Made It Through the Storm,” a testament to how they made it through the storm and flood. “This ain’t New Orleans, but we made it through a hurricane, too,” shouts Pastor Wright, as the holy horns of the Seal Breakers, a shout band with roots in the United House of Prayer for All People, give the proceedings ...

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