April 2014

J. M. Cruver – Don’t Give Up

2014-07-21T21:48:40-05:00April 18th, 2014|

J. M. CruverDon’t Give UpSharp Records (2014)www.amazon.comBy Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogAll James Michael Cruver wants to do is sing a church song.  He sings six, as a matter of fact, on his new Sharp Records EP, Don’t Give Up.Originally from Newnan, Georgia, where he is primary musician [...]

“A Little Longer” – Nancey Jackson Johnson

2014-07-21T21:48:41-05:00April 17th, 2014|

“A Little Longer”Nancey Jackson JohnsonFrom the Camdon CD The Heart of Nancey Jackson Johnson(2014)I have been enamored of Nancey Jackson Johnson’s voice and dramatic take on a song ever since hearing her sing “Lead Me to the Rock” on Rev. Stef & Jubilation’s 2006 The Launch Out Project.  Since then, [...]

TBGB Pick of the Week: April 15, 2014

2014-07-21T21:48:52-05:00April 15th, 2014|

“Whatever I Expect”Bishop Larry Trotter & Sweet Holy Spirit Combined ChoirsFrom the Utopia Music Group album Praise Revisited (2013)“Trials and tribulations, we have overcome,” sings the choir, in response to Bishop Larry Trotter’s reminder that if you “expect little, you’re going to get little.  But if you expect great, you’re [...]

Chicago a cappella’s “Birth of Gospel” educates, entertains

2014-07-21T21:48:52-05:00April 13th, 2014|

“The Birth of Gospel”Chicago a cappella Saturday, April 12, 2014Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IllinoisBy Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel BlogThe historic Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston was packed to the rafters to hear Chicago a cappella perform “The Birth of Gospel” yesterday evening.The mostly Caucasian crowd didn’t need the [...]

Palm Sunday Special – A Musical Journey Through Chicago’s Historic Churches

2014-07-21T21:48:53-05:00April 12th, 2014|

Enjoy this one-hour episode of Gospel Memories, which features vintage moments from some of Chicago's African American church choirs.  It's Part II of our "Musical Journey Through Chicago's Historic Churches."For the playlist, visit www.gospelmemories.com and click on Playlist and Previews.http://gospelmemories.podomatic.com/entry/2014-04-12T14_26_29-07_00

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