Gospel Music

TBGB Pick of the Week: January 30, 2006

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 31st, 2006|

“Turn it Around” Israel and New BreedFrom Alive from South AfricaIntegrity Gospel 2006When I first heard Israel Houghton a couple of years ago, I was struck by how intelligent was his mix of gospel, Christian, rock, and pop styles with lovely melodies and muscular production. My admiration only strengthens with [...]

Keyboardist Billy Preston Recovering from Infection

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 31st, 2006|

A USA Today report noted that Scottsdale, Arizona resident Billy Preston, 59, is "recovering from a serious infection of the sac encasing his heart." He "remains seriously ill and cannot speak because he has a tracheotomy." Preston had a kidney transplant some years ago but the kidney failed, placing him [...]

“Steal Away to Jesus” – R.I.P. Hulah Gene Dunklin Hurley

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 29th, 2006|

On a very sad note: Madame Hulah Gene Dunklin Hurley of Detroit, Michigan passed away Wednesday, January 25. Gospel scholar David Jones told TBGB that she was in the hospital for a routine operation, experienced some post-op complications that may not have been diagnosed properly, and suffered a massive heart [...]

CD Single Review: “Dance” – Chris Jones featuring Word of Praise

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 29th, 2006|

"Dance"Chris Jones featuring Word of Praisefrom the Forthcoming CD, Chris Jones Featuring Word of PraiseTyscot 2006www.tyscot.comAs I was previewing "Dance," the first single to be released from Detroiter Chris Jones' upcoming new project, Chris Jones Featuring Word of Praise, I could almost hear it being dropped into radio rotation with [...]

TBGB Pick of the Week: January 22, 2006

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 24th, 2006|

"Looking for You"Kirk FranklinFrom the Gospocentric CD Hero2005Gospel disco?The sacred lyric has been embraced by blues, jazz, soul, funk, RnB, doo-wop, so why not disco? So must have thought baseball-capped gospel superstar Kirk Franklin, as he all but hangs a mirror ball and lights the dance floor on "Looking for [...]

CD Single Review: Martha Munizzi — “No Limits”

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 22nd, 2006|

Martha Munizzi“No Limits”From the CD, No LimitsIntegrity Gospel 2005Having heard golden-haired and silky-voiced Martha’s spectacular talent on display both live and on her CD package of marvelously-interpreted holiday songs, I know of and respect her vocal talent. Her upcoming single, “No Limits,” however, is an ironic title for a track [...]

Essential Gospel – Classic Recordings: No. 129

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 22nd, 2006|

“Rough Side of the Mountain”Rev. F.C Barnes & Rev. Janice BrownConsolating Sound (AIR) 1983“Rough Side of the Mountain” was an early home run for then-fledgling, now major indie Atlanta International Records (AIR), when the company was doing business under the Consolating Sound imprint. The recording’s irresistible sing-along chorus and windshield-wiper [...]

Legendary Caravans To Be Honored at Quartet Convention

2014-07-21T21:59:26-05:00January 18th, 2006|

From The Belle Report: January 17, 2006Legendary Caravans To Be Inducted Into The Hall of FameAt 14th Annual American Gospel Quartet ConventionJanuary 21, 2006 at the East Birmingham Church of God in Christ (COGIC)by Bil CarpenterOn Saturday, January 21, 2006, the 14th Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention (AGQC) will induct [...]

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