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Ruth La’Ontra – I Got You

Ruth La’Ontra I Got You ALJR Music Group/Tyscot Records (release date: September 22, 2017) www.tyscot.com By Bob Marovich To the best of my recollection, the last time a Ruth Jones was in gospel music, she was a teenager singing with Sallie Martin. Finding it difficult to keep boy-crazy Ruth in check, Sallie returned her to her mother. Ruth later resurfaced as a solo artist, better known as the Queen of the Blues Dinah Washington. The new Ruth Jones goes by Ruth La’Ontra. On I Got You, the live follow-up to her debut release, So Good, Ruth showcases an instantly appealing gospel voice that ...

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Montel Dorsey & MUniversity – Love Over Hate

Montel Dorsey & MUniversity Love Over Hate MUniversity Records / eOne (release date: March 17, 2017) www.MUCampusLife.com By Bob Marovich The gospel group Montel Dorsey & MUniversity sets the thematic tone of its Love Over Hate CD by opening with a montage of radio and TV newscasts covering last year’s deadly shooting in Orlando, Florida. Overdubbing his anguished declarations that nobody has the right to decide who lives or dies, that we are not God, that God is love, and that love conquers hate, Dorsey expresses his extreme distress over today’s violent world. But don’t expect an album-long head shake ...

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Ruth La’Ontra – So Good

Ruth La’Ontra So Good Tyscot Records (2013) www.tyscot.com By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog Ruth La’Ontra (Jones), whose debut solo album, So Good, was released on Tyscot last month, comes from solid musical stock. The twenty-one-year-old singer’s father and manager, Bishop Arvetra Jones Jr., is a popular gospel announcer on Fayetteville, North Carolina’s WFSS-FM and leader of the North Carolina Gospel Announcers Guild.  Her grandfather, Rev. Arvetra Jones Sr., recorded singles and albums for Savoy and HSE.  “Count It All Joy,” the album’s sole traditional-flavored track, pays tribute to the family’s pastoral and musical heritage.  Its bluesy riffs, ...

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