JGM Pick of the Week: June 29, 2020

“Another Chance”
The McDuffies
McDuffie’s Music Group (release date: March 13, 2020)

By Bob Marovich

The McDuffies’ single, “Another Chance,” is bittersweet.

In this unhurried quartet ballad, lead vocalist Ricky McDuffie sings about the times that God “looked beyond his faults” to bestow upon him another chance, even when he “didn’t deserve it.” God woke him up, he adds, “when I could have been dead and gone, sleeping in a cold grave,” and even reversed some bad news he received from his doctor. All encouraging.

But alas, when it’s your time, it’s your time. Since recording the song, the illness Ricky struggled with took him home to be with the Lord. The thirty-one-year-old singer and preacher from South Carolina passed away in August 2019.

Ricky McDuffie and the Family, renamed the McDuffies, released “Another Chance” posthumously in March and plan to continue their leader’s legacy of song.

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.