Interviews

Donald Lawrence Recreates the Clark Sisters Sound for Lifetime Biopic

2020-04-11T01:59:49-05:00April 11th, 2020|

By Bob Marovich Like Beatles and Bob Dylan purists, fans of gospel’s celebrated Clark Sisters know every harmony, every vocal ornamentation, and every nuance of every singer on every song by heart—almost better than the artists themselves. No pressure on Donald Lawrence, musical director of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies [...]

Gloria Gaynor Sings Her Testimony

2019-12-20T20:09:48-06:00December 20th, 2019|

By Bob Marovich From time to time, such as on major holidays or when the young people’s choir was singing, young Gloria Fowles and her family accompanied their grandmother to Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. At Abyssinian, they would listen to sermons from its pastor, the Reverend Raphus [...]

Tim Rogers “Fella-rized” James Cleveland for New Single

2019-07-28T20:49:41-05:00July 28th, 2019|

By Bob Marovich The collaboration between Stellar Award-winning Arkansas gospel quartet Tim Rogers and the Fellas and the Grammy-nominated R&B sensation Calvin Richardson that resulted in the Fellas’ latest single, “Hold Out,” began in the unlikeliest of places: an airport. Rogers and Richardson ran into one another while moving through [...]

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