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JGM Music Hour – Episode 163

Episode 163 Playlist: A beautiful day – Trenton Kirksey feat. Nikki Ross Jesus is Lord – Calvin Bridges All of my help – Dedicated Souls Grateful – Earnest Pugh Never give up – Michelle Brooks-Thompson Highest praise – Terry Fuller Project Make it with me – Ray Curenton God’s promises – Gregory King I got joy – The Dorsetts Best days – Martha Munizzi Invisible – Damara Melissa Console my heart – Lawrence Hancock At the cross – Tommy Walker

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JGM Pick of the Week:  April 18, 2022

“Grateful” Earnest Pugh Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (2022) By Robert M. Marovich Earnest Pugh’s current single, “Grateful,” is a gently swaying ballad of thanksgiving for Christ’s love, expressed most ardently in his sacrifice for all humanity. Pugh and his background vocalists riff on the “you didn’t have to do it but you did” trope. The song’s high point comes toward the end, when Pugh lofts a few high notes into the atmosphere, close to Prince territory. Written by Gary Mayes, “Grateful” is the third single from Pugh’s 2020 album, The Outpour Experience, recorded live in Richmond, Virginia, and produced by Michael ...

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Various Artists – Malaco 50th Celebration

Various Artists Malaco 50th Celebration Malaco Music Group (release date: February 25, 2022) www.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich The nearly two-hour Malaco 50th Celebration two CD set (and companion DVD) is one of the best releases thus far this year. Recorded live on July 12, 2018, at the record company’s golden anniversary gala at Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi, the package pairs current gospel stars with classic songs from Malaco’s gospel archives. Since the label owns the licensing rights to gospel music from such iconic labels as Apollo, Savoy, Atlanta International Records, Muscle Shoals Sound, GosPearl, and Onyx, it ...

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Various Artists – Kerry Douglas Gospel Mix Christmas

Various Artists Kerry Douglas Gospel Mix Christmas Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: November 5, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich It’s that time again—Christmas songs and albums are hitting music reviewers’ inboxes. Among the earliest is a Kerry Douglas holiday celebration, an extension of his popular and longstanding Gospel Mix franchise into the Yuletide trade. Co-produced by Chicago’s own Gregory Gay, the project offers up new and familiar Christmas songs by artists signed to Douglas’s Blacksmoke Music Worldwide. The album’s best tracks are gospel arrangements of classic Christmas carols and songs. For example, powerhouse vocalist Monica Lisa Stevenson renders “Have Yourself ...

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JGM Pick of the Week November 1, 2021

“So Much to Thank God For” New Macedonia M.B. Church Mass Choir feat. Betty Griffin Keller From the CD Faithful (release date: September 4, 2020) https://mynmmbc.org/ By Robert M. Marovich “So Much to Thank God For” is more than a vibrant throwback choral piece from the New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir. It’s also a testimony for featured vocalist Betty Griffin Keller. Keller, a member of the Cleveland Singers, a soloist with the Southern California Community Choir, and a solo gospel recording artist, celebrates fifteen years of being cancer free. The abundant joy of life is evident in her ...

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Virtual Celebration of Life for Troy Douglas Clark Set for December 4

GOSPEL MUSIC LEGENDS EARNEST PUGH & JUDITH CHRISTIE MCALLISTER WILL HOST VIRTUAL CONCERT CELEBRATING LIFE OF TROY DOUGLAS CLARK Troy Douglas Clark, a behind-the-scenes music industry veteran who worked as both a talent manager and background vocalist, died of liver failure on November 25, 2020, at 3:30 PM PT at Valley Presbyterian Hospital in Van Nuys, CA. Two of Clark’s longtime industry friends, recording executive Neily Dickerson and singer Earnest Pugh, have announced a virtual concert celebrating Clark’s life. Pugh and Judith Christie McAllister and Pugh will host the virtual Facebook Live concert Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9 PM ...

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JGM Music Hour – the COVID Edition, Part II

Special COVID Playlist, Part II: Survive – Earnest Pugh Winter Spring – V. Brown Be Strong – Voncile Belcher God Can – Yael Hilton Keep Holding On – Denita Gibbs We Need You – Lowell Pye No Fear – Restine Jackson Through It All – James Johnson He Will Restore – Byron Harvey & TEAM Hold On – Dynasty 901 Stand As One – Danton Whitley God’s Got Angels – Debbie Orange When the World Falls Apart – Terry Barber Peace for My World – Shekinah Glory Ministry It’s Gonna Be Alright – Titus Showers and Jermaine Dolly

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 142

Episode 142 Playlist Come see about me – Exciting Holy Sons Power – Nikki D & the Browns My God is holy – Rev. John Lee Hooker Jr. Big – Pastor Mike Jr. God wants to heal you – Earnest Pugh Look to the hills – Rev. Luther Barnes & Restoration Worship Center Choir Been good – Torry Dulaney Jehovah God – Gospel Heritage 2.0 feat. Madelyn Berry I hear rain – Edwrin Sutton & Kingdom Culture Look at God – Darrell Luster presents the Legends of Quartet The blood – Rev. R. L. Bush & New Swan Silvertones Clean ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: February 10, 2020

“God Wants to Heal You” Earnest Pugh Black Smoke Music (from the 2017 album Survive) By Bob Marovich Recorded originally in 2006 by Apostle Kevin Davidson and the Voices, the Davidson-penned “God Wants to Heal You,” which was covered by Earnest Pugh as early as 2009, is being promoted as a single. Much shorter in its new go-around than Davidson’s original, the gospel ballad nevertheless receives a faithful treatment from Pugh, whose tenor voice is similar in texture to the composer’s own (both are from Memphis). Pugh also brings along an ensemble of background vocalists to assist as the choir. ...

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Riverside SDA Church: The Riverside Project – Music & Devotion

Riverside SDA Church The Riverside Project – Music & Devotion G.Favored Entertainment Group/DREAM Gospel/ Capitol Christian Distribution www.RiversideNashville.org By Bob Marovich While gospel music is most often associated with Baptist and Pentecostal/Holiness churches, the Black Seventh Day Adventist Church, as just about all African American denominations by this point, has embraced the rhythm of gospel music. Riverside SDA in Nashville is no different. Founded in 1945, the church has grown from 26 members to a congregation that fills a sizable sanctuary on the banks of the Cumberland River. The Riverside Project – Music & Devotion is a two-CD set that offers a hefty ...

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