“Jesus What a Wonderful Child”
Richard Davis
From the R2D Music CD Christmas Rhapsody
(release date: November 29, 2019)

By Bob Marovich

Richard Davis gives the Angelic Gospel Singers’ “Glory, Glory to the New Born King” a contemporary quartet-style makeover, complete with male background vocalists, a vamp, and enough blue notes and traditional turns to complement the robust rhythm section that carries the song along.

It’s nice to hear this carol, for decades the most beloved Christmas song in the African American church community, get some attention in 2019.

In addition to operating his R2D Studios, Davis is director of music and fine arts at Strong Tower Ministries in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He is also vice president and director of artist relations for the Jonre Music Group, and director of label operations for 9585 Records.

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Written by : 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.