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  • Published On: January 22nd, 2023

    Chicago-based gospel music collector Marc Davis collaborated with Sadar Bahar and recording engineer Tone B. Nimble to inject a disco beat into the Fountain of Life Joy Choir’s “I’m So Happy.”

  • adia
    Published On: January 20th, 2023

    On her latest solo album, Hold It All Together, Destiny Adia Andrews, known as Adia, sings in a tranquil, conspiratorial voice, as if holding a prayer meeting with a few friends in a tiny room with the lights out and candles burning.

  • julius pearson
    Published On: January 18th, 2023

    With the exception of Detroit, no city does gospel choir like Chicago. “He’ll Make It Alright” by Julius Pearson and the Gospel Chorale of Chicago is a good example. It has that hard-hitting, roof-raising singing evocative of early Ricky Dillard and late twentieth-century Chicago church choirs. Its palpable enthusiasm will just as easily light up a church as the airwaves.

  • lady voncile belcher
    Published On: January 16th, 2023

    Although on her latest selection, “Don’t Leave Me Jesus,” Lady Voncile Belcher pleads with Jesus to not leave her “in this barren land,” she knows he won’t.  Quoting from “No Ways Tired,” she and her background vocalists sing: “he didn’t bring me this far to leave me.”

  • Published On: January 14th, 2023

    As is our custom for this time of year, the Journal of Gospel Music presents its “best of” lists in the categories of singles, albums, and historic reissues; and provides a “Best of 2022” Music Hour so you can enjoy some of the winners!

  • Clyde Brown
    Published On: January 12th, 2023

    The Journal of Gospel Music was sad to learn from Tim Dillinger-Curenton that Clyde Brown Moultry, a former member of Charles Fold's Gospel Messengers and the Cleveland Singers, passed away on December 21, 2022, at the age of 77.

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LATEST PICK OF THE WEEK – SINGLES

  • No, it’s not a cover of the Duncanaires of Chicago’s jazzy 1963 single, but a no-holds-barred quartet pewburner by DiVine of Annapolis.

  • julius pearson

    With the exception of Detroit, no city does gospel choir like Chicago. “He’ll Make It Alright” by Julius Pearson and the Gospel Chorale of Chicago is a good example. It has that hard-hitting, roof-raising singing evocative of early Ricky Dillard and late twentieth-century Chicago church choirs. Its palpable enthusiasm will just as easily light up a church as the airwaves.

  • joe pace callie day

    “All Things Are Working” Joe Pace feat. Callie Day Pace Music Group (release date: November 18, 2022)

  • danielle stephens

    “Favor” Danielle Stephens DRS Music (release date: July 1, 2022)

  • Great God

    “Great God” Demetrius West and Jesus Promoters feat. Lisa Carter-Cork From the Blacksmoke Music Worldwide album Old Fellowship Hour (release date: November 4, 2022)

CONVERSATIONS WITH THE GOSPEL LEGENDS

Conversations with the Gospel Legends Special Edition: Eric Clark

December 9th, 2019|

On this episode of Conversations with the Gospel Legends, we talk with Eric Clark, a young man reconnecting with gospel legends to share their stories on a variety of media platforms. He's also a singer and songwriter, and has gospel music history in his own family. Enjoy!Conversations with the Gospel [...]

A City Called Heaven

By Robert Marovich

In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago.

A City Called Heaven

By Robert Marovich

In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago.

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