Tag Archives: Harlem Gospel Travelers

JGM Pick of the Week:  October 31, 2022

“Do You Know the Man” Harlem Gospel Travelers Colemine Records (release date: October 18, 2022) www.harlemgospeltravelers.com By Robert M. Marovich Covering the Virginia-based Crusader Gospel Singers’ “Do You Know the Man,” the Harlem Gospel Travelers evoke the soulful Seventies in their Northern Soul harmonies, George Marage’s falsetto lead, Eli Paperboy Reed’s wah-wah guitar and billowy major seventh chords, and the overall breezy tempo. The trio sings it better than the originals, too. Organized and produced by Reed, the Harlem Gospel Travelers is a troupe of young men dedicated to a particular time in gospel when the soul music the genre ...

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“Fight On” – Harlem Gospel Travelers

By Bob Marovich “Fight On” by the Harlem Gospel Travelers was written by one of its founding members, twenty-year-old Thomas Gatling, in response to everything that’s happening in the country. The Harlem Gospel Travelers, under the mentorship of recording artist Eli “Paperboy” Reed, recorded “Fight On” almost immediately after Gatling penned it. All proceeds from the sales of the song on Bandcamp go to The Movement for Black Lives. Check it out. It’s like a twenty-first manifestation of the ’70s group the Voices of East Harlem….the message is still relevant fifty years later. Copies of the song are available here: ...

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Harlem Gospel Travelers – He’s On Time

Harlem Gospel Travelers He’s On Time Colemine Records (release date: October 11, 2019) www.coleminerecords.com By Bob Marovich If He’s On Time included audible pops and scratches, one would think the Harlem Gospel Travelers’ debut album was a reissue of a forty-five-year-old vinyl LP discovered while crate digging. Even its Harvey Williams-inspired cover, created by artist Matt Chinworth, hearkens back to a different generation. Instead, He’s On Time is as current as right now. It’s the product of a group of young men, ages 18 to 21, who come from throughout the New York metropolitan area to Harlem to train under ...

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