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JGM Pick of the Week – May 23, 2022

2022-05-24T01:04:52-05:00May 24th, 2022|

“I Can’t Forget” David Daughtry Independent (single release date: February 18, 2022) By Robert M. Marovich Vocalist David Daughtry lets his COGIC roots show on “I Can’t Forget,” an up-tempo, handclapping gush of gratitude to God that incorporates the congregational favorite, “Oh What He’s Done For Me” and snippets [...]

Motown Gospel Partners with Karew Records in Signing Karen Clark Sheard

2022-02-11T02:16:06-06:00February 11th, 2022|

(Nashville, TN) - February 10, 2022 - Globally-acclaimed label Motown Gospel (a division of Capitol CMG/Capitol and Universal Music Group) is honored to announce the signing of legendary 4-time GRAMMY-winning singer, musician, songwriter, entrepreneur, and First Lady of COGIC (Church of God in Christ) Karen Clark Sheard, in partnership with [...]

“It Won’t Be Long” – Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey & Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices

2021-03-22T01:46:23-05:00March 22nd, 2021|

“It Won’t Be Long” Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey & Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices (release date: January 8, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Pandemic-wise, “It Won’t Be Long” feels more relevant today, in mid-March, than when it was released in early January by the award-winning choir Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey & [...]

Chrysann Moore – Cover Us

2021-02-22T15:45:25-06:00February 22nd, 2021|

Chrysann Moore Cover Us Independent (release date: January 1, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich On Cover Us, singer-songwriter Chrysann Moore of south suburban Chicago offers samplings of both sides of the hyphened adjective. The nine album selections range from contemporary to P&W to traditional foot-stomping gospel and summarize her [...]

RIP: Mother Rubenstein McClure

2020-07-23T01:06:13-05:00July 23rd, 2020|

Photo Credit: Rubenstein McClure Ministries Facebook Page By Bob Marovich JGM was saddened to learn of the passing of Evangelist Mother Rubenstein McClure on July 18, 2020. Mother "Ruby" McClure was a member and lead soloist with the famous Radio Choir of Brooklyn's Institutional Church of God in [...]

RIP: Edwin Hawkins, Architect of Contemporary Gospel

2018-01-15T22:26:02-06:00January 15th, 2018|

Photo Credit: Hawkins Gospel Conference website By Bob Marovich The Journal of Gospel Music has learned that Edwin Hawkins, whose arrangement of the nineteenth-century hymn "Oh Happy Day" became a crossover success and signaled the emergence of contemporary gospel music, passed away today (Jan. 15) in Pleasanton, California. Here [...]

RIP: Professor Alfred E. Miller – “One of the First – One of the Last”

2016-01-13T18:03:00-06:00January 13th, 2016|

ONE OF THE FIRST - ONE OF THE LAST Professor Alfred E. Miller (1927-2015) From Anthony Heilbut, author of The Gospel Sound and The Fan Who Knew Too Much: Excepting pioneer COGIC keyboard artists Arizona Dranes and Elder Charles Beck, Alfred E. Miller was the first pianist on records to [...]

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