“Hope is Alive” – Tevis Harris & FaVor

2021-12-04T02:26:05-06:00December 4th, 2021|

“Hope is Alive”Tevis Harris & FaVorIndependent (release date: November 4, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Strains of Handel’s “For Unto Us a Child is Born” opens Tevis Harris & FaVor’s Christmas single, “Hope is Alive.” The song proclaims Christ’s birth as the anticipation of a more peaceful, more just, more [...]

“Immanuel” – Beverly Heath

2021-11-11T18:20:49-06:00November 11th, 2021|

“Immanuel” Beverly Heath Independent (release date: October 15, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Atlanta-based gospel singer Beverly Heath’s contribution to the Christmas season is “Immanuel,” a heartwarmingly-rendered carol about the newborn Christ child. Surrounded by background vocalists, Heath weaves her lyrics around the very definition of Immanuel, God with [...]

Various Artists – Kerry Douglas Gospel Mix Christmas

2021-11-08T03:23:51-06:00November 8th, 2021|

Various Artists Kerry Douglas Gospel Mix Christmas Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: November 5, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich It’s that time again—Christmas songs and albums are hitting music reviewers’ inboxes. Among the earliest is a Kerry Douglas holiday celebration, an extension of his popular and longstanding Gospel Mix franchise [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: December 21, 2020

2020-12-22T02:38:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|

“Silent Night”HamiltonesFrom the Young Vintage CDA Hamiltone Christmas (release date: November 30, 2017) By Robert M. Marovich Although labeled a soul and R&B group, the Hamiltones of North Carolina sound for all the world like a gospel quartet on “Silent Night.” From converting the song’s 6/8 time signature to 12/8 [...]

Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions: It’s a Soulful Christmas

2020-12-15T16:01:47-06:00December 15th, 2020|

Michelle David & the Gospel SessionsIt's a Soulful Christmas(release date: November 27, 2020) By Robert M. Marovich Holland’s Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions lend their stripped-down small-combo Sixties soul stylings to new and classic Christmas songs on It's a Soulful Christmas. Looking a little like a Columbia Records release [...]

“Jesus What a Wonderful Child” – Rhyme & Reason feat. April Hall

2020-12-12T02:32:47-06:00December 12th, 2020|

“Jesus What A Wonderful Child” Rhyme & Reason feat. April Hall From the Enon Music Group album A Reasonable Gift (release date: November 20, 2020) By Robert M. Marovich It does my heart good to know that the Angelic Gospel Singers’ “Glory, Glory to the New Born King,” once the [...]

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