Tag Archives: Phil Cook

Lena Mae Perry and the Branchettes Subject of Award-Winning Documentary

By Robert M. Marovich One reasonably warm Saturday in April, 2019, the Long Branch Disciples of Christ Church was especially high in the spirit. There, in the postcard-pretty church nestled in Newton Grove, North Carolina, the Branchettes, arguably one of the best gospel groups you’ve never heard of, were in the midst of a live recording session. It wasn’t a live recording—it was church. Traditional songs and singing filled the air, setting the live audience’s feet a-tapping and hands a-clapping. The Branchettes sang the old gospel catalogue as if it never went out of style. For them, it hasn’t. Front ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 126

              Playlist for Episode 126: My heart is fixed – Brenda Jefferson feat. Dorinda Clark Cole You ought to testify – Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson The pain is going to end – Bonita Burney Simmons Are you ready – Jason Champion Chain breaker – Angela “Missy” Billups Enter His gates – Patrick Lundy & the Ministers of Music You still love me – Koryn Hawthorne On my way to Calvary – Ananais Montague Holy Ghost – Frozene Lott Hayes Words of Jesus: Love your enemies – Steven Chesne Another mother’s son – Phil Cook Even ...

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Phil Cook – People Are My Drug

Phil Cook People Are My Drug Psychic Hotline / Thirty Tigers (release date: June 1, 2018) www.philcookmusic.com By Bob Marovich Rootsy gospel vibes abound on Phil Cook’s second solo album, People Are My Drug. A native of from Wisconsin now living in Durham, North Carolina, Cook counts among his inspirations such classic gospel artists as the Staple Singers, the Sensational Nightingales, Margaret Allison, Shirley Caesar, and Brother Joe May. It’s evident, too, in the album’s sound, its lyrics, and even in the quartet-like vamp on two tracks (“Steampowered Blues” and “Every Mother’s Son”). “Tide of Life,” which Cook and his ensemble cover, was written by ...

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