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Reviews2022-10-28T01:35:07-05:00

“Arise” – Strong Tower Church feat. Richard T. Davis

August 25th, 2022|Praise & Worship, Reviews, Singles|

“Arise” Strong Tower Church feat. Richard T. Davis From the album Fresh Wind – New Waves www.strongtowerlive.com By Robert M. Marovich Last year, Strong Tower Church dropped “Waves,” featuring Maurette Brown Clark. The Virginia music ministry is back with another song with a single word title: “Arise.” From the 2021 [...]

“Name On It” – Titus Showers

August 21st, 2022|Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Music, Reviews, Singles|

“Name On It” Titus Showers A&P Records (release date: April 22, 2022) www.AP-Records.net By Robert M. Marovich For “Name On It,” Titus Showers, member of The Showers family band and now a popular solo artist since 2019, takes a lyrical cue from Norman Hutchins’ 1999 hit for JDI Records, “God’s [...]

“You Win” – Jovan Whyte

August 18th, 2022|Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Music, Reviews, Singles|

“You Win” Jovan Whyte Minister J Music (release date: March 18, 2022) https://windermerefl.adventistchurch.org/ By Robert M. Marovich With Kevin Winebarger, Jovan Whyte co-wrote the melodic “You Win” during a particularly low point in the pandemic as a reminder that when all is said and done, the Lord will render you [...]

“What More Can He Do? (Already Done)” – LaNorris McFadden & P.R.O.O.F. ft. Beverly Crawford

August 12th, 2022|Gospel Music, Singles, Traditional Gospel|

“What More Can He Do? (Already Done)” LaNorris McFadden & P.R.O.O.F. ft. Pastor Beverly Crawford Independent (release date: September 18, 2020) By Robert M. Marovich Although nearly two years old, Elder LaNorris McFadden & P.R.O.O.F.’s “What More Can He Do” continues to be promoted to media, and I can see [...]

JGM Pick of the Week:  August 8, 2022

August 9th, 2022|Pick of the Week, Singles, Traditional Gospel|

“Never Stop Trusting God” Lemmie Battles DAF Entertainment Group (release date: June 17, 2022) By Robert M. Marovich Every song Lemmie Battles sings sounds like her personal testimony. Probably because every song is. Same with “Never Stop Trusting God.” Written by Percy Gray and produced by Jeral Gray Sr., the [...]

“Miracles” – Kingdmusic

August 5th, 2022|Praise & Worship, Singles|

“Miracles” Kingdmusic Independent (release date: July 1, 2022) www.kingdmusic.com By Robert M. Marovich Pulling its text from Matthew 17:20, “Miracles” by Kingdmusic is a bright, optimistic worship anthem designed to remind listeners that belief in God can overcome all crises. Kingdmusic premiered the composition at a worship service in Pretoria, [...]

“We Call” – Grant Allison IV

August 4th, 2022|Gospel Music, Praise & Worship, Reviews, Singles|

“We Call” Grant Allison IV One Nation Under God Records (Release date: April 14, 2020) www.grantallisoniv.com By Robert M. Marovich Though worship pastor Grant Allison IV has a new single (“Here”) and “We Call” has been around a while, I’m nevertheless struck by the loveliness and power of the latter [...]

JGM Pick of the Week:  August 1, 2022

August 2nd, 2022|Contemporary Gospel, Pick of the Week, Reviews, Singles|

“With Joy We Draw Water” The Bishop’s Choir feat. Kyle Sanders Enon Music Group (release date: April 15, 2022) www.enonmusic.com By Robert M. Marovich The Bishop’s Choir gives the original John Howard Caravan classic, “With Joy We Draw Water,” a full-throated rendering, complete with impassioned lead by Min. Kyle Sanders. [...]

“Worship Him” – Donnell Russell

July 28th, 2022|Contemporary Gospel, Reviews, Singles|

“Worship Him” Donnell Russell Independent (release date: May 30, 2022) www.donnellrussell.com By Robert M. Marovich “Worship Him” is a blast of extroverted praise by New Orleans’ own Elder Donnell Russell. If it sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the late Bruce Ballinger’s classic hymn given a hyper-rhythmic arrangement. While the background [...]

JGM Pick of the Week:  July 25, 2022

July 26th, 2022|Pick of the Week, Quartet, Singles|

“Jesus Knows” Lisa Knowles-Smith and the Brown Singers EvoWorld Music (release date: May 13, 2022) By Robert M. Marovich For their new single, Lisa Knowles-Smith and the Brown Singers draw on key lyrics from the folk spiritual, “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen.” But that’s where the comparison ends. Whereas [...]

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Celebration Choir – I’m In His Plans

July 21st, 2022|5 Stars, CDs, Contemporary Gospel, Gospel Music, Reviews|

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Celebration Choir I‘m In His Plans Bison Disc (release date: February 23, 2021) https://hoodmemorialamez.com/ By Robert M. Marovich Time was, you would have looked long and hard in the AME Zion church writ large and found neither gospel music nor gospel singers anywhere within the [...]

JGM Pick of the Week – July 18, 2022

July 19th, 2022|Contemporary Gospel, Pick of the Week, Reviews, Singles|

“Proud of Me” Treva Chezmusique (release date: June 18, 2022) www.trevajones.com By Robert M. Marovich Treva Jones is no stranger to gospel music or to the Journal of Gospel Music. Written by the premier songwriter V. Michael McKay, “Proud of Me” is Jones’s latest single. Her warm, resonant alto curls [...]

William Murphy – Worship & Justice

July 16th, 2022|5 Stars, CDs, Gospel Music, Praise & Worship, Reviews|

William Murphy Worship & Justice RCA Inspiration (release date: July 15, 2022) www.rcainspiration.com By Robert M. Marovich Do gospel artists have a responsibility to speak truth to power through their songs? Isn’t all gospel music message music, or should it be more explicit when it comes to the social gospel? [...]

JGM Pick of the Week – July 12, 2022

July 12th, 2022|Contemporary Christian Music, Pick of the Week, Reviews, Singles|

“Grace Over Me” Mike Geo Independent (release date: July 8, 2022) www.MikeGeoMusic.com By Robert M. Marovich What Staten Island CCM artist Michael Giordano, aka Mike Geo, offers in “Grace Over Me” is a fizzy, energetic outpouring of gratitude for salvation. When the walls are closing in, Geo closes his eyes [...]

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