“Look at God” Darrell Luster featuring the Legends of Quartet 4 Winds Records / Malaco Music Group (release date: February 2020) www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich What if Spencer Taylor Jr. of the Highway QCs, Rev. Thomas Spann of the Brooklyn All Stars, Willie Rogers of the Soul Stirrers, JoJo Wallace and Horace Thompson of the Sensational Nightingales, and Cleave Graham of the Pilgrim Jubilees got together to sing? Further, what if they told the story of how hard the gospel highway was in the golden era? That’s what you get on “Look at God,” a new composition by Darrell Luster ...Read More »
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“He Picked Me Up” The Highway Q.C.s feat. Spencer Taylor Jr. Ruff Boyz Records (release date: December 14, 2018) By Bob Marovich On the road in one iteration or other since 1945, the Highway QCs continue to traverse the gospel highway, led by the Godfather of Gospel, Spencer Taylor Jr., who has been with the group since Dwight D. Eisenhower was President of the United States. “He Picked Me Up,” the quartet’s latest single, is a bundle of sanctified energy. The quartet strings together beloved lyric lines from classic gospels and hymns to celebrate of God’s power to save one ...Read More »
“Keep Pushin” Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson SRT Entertainment (release date: March 24, 2017) To a hard-charging funk arrangement, Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson encourages listeners to not give up because God “will never leave you by yourself.” Working two jobs? Body in pain? “Just keep pushin’.” A young man born with an old soul, Johnson has helped keep the traditional quartet sound alive, though “Keep Pushin” has more in common with mid-‘70s Isley Brothers. Nevertheless, Johnson lets loose with a good old quartet shout several times during the song. Johnson recently paid tribute to Spencer Taylor Jr., “the Godfather of Gospel,” with a ...Read More »