JGM Pick of the Week: November 13, 2018

“He Worked It Out”
The Tommies Reunion
Tyscot Records (release date: October 26, 2018)

By Bob Marovich

Darius Brooks, Percy Bady, and a hand-picked group of key members of the Thompson Community Singers from its fifteen-year reign as one of the most influential gospel choirs in America (1982-1997) come together for “He Worked It Out.”

Short, simple, and to the point, “He Worked It Out” is the “it’s already done” message bathed in characteristically animated Tommies harmonies, a muscular brass section led by Lloyd Barry, and a rhythmic swagger to catch the attention of those who weren’t even born when the Reverend Milton Brunson and his groundbreaking choir were the darlings of gospel radio.

The single comes from a CD and DVD of 14 new tracks recorded live in Chicago on August 29, 2016, and available now.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.