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Young Men 4 Christ – Elevation (EP)

Young Men 4 Christ Elevation (EP) Independent (release date: September 11, 2020) www.youngmen4christ.com By Bob Marovich Formed in 2012, Young Men 4 Christ is a contemporary male quartet from Detroit that offers the churchy turns and pulpit-honed declarations for which their hometown is famous. On the six-track EP Elevation, the nine-man group (five singers and four musicians) shifts between traditional and modern gospel quartet styles. For example, “He’s Able” and an extended version of the group’s single “Testimony” are buoyant aisle-walkers, and “Everything to God in Prayer” is a faithful reading of “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” with ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 148

Episode 148 Playlist: One more time – Cynthia Adams Testimony – Young Men 4 Christ Take your burdens – Shirley McNeil & Singers of Faith Precious Lord, take my hand – Dr. Henry Jackson What a friend – Elder Randall Ogans Sr. Wade in the water – Miss Freddye This little light of mine – David Billingsley Never give up – Tasha Cobbs Leonard Speak to me – Koryn Hawthorne Your love is – People of the Earth Trouble don’t last – P.U.S.H. Glory – Detroit Youth Choir, feat. IndigoYaj Oh Jesus (remix) – Dorothy Norwood feat. Dorinda Clark-Cole

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JGM Pick of the Week: October 6, 2020

“Testimony” Young Men 4 Christ From the EP Elevation (release date: September 11, 2020) www.youngmen4christ.com By Bob Marovich On “Testimony,” Detroit’s Young Men 4 Christ blend the fervor of traditional gospel quartet singing with hard-driving contemporary musicianship. The lead vocalist assembles familiar couplets and references from the Bible to hint at a story behind the testimony. You never hear exactly what happened to make the singers so joyful (sickness? near-death experience?), but their gratitude is unambiguous, from the verses through the compulsory vamp. A favorite line: “You better turn your radio up tonight.” Just like the preachers used to say.

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