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Kisha Grandy – Epitome

2021-08-13T01:40:01-05:00August 13th, 2021|

Kisha Grandy Epitome K.J. Productions (release date: June 22, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Epitome is a solo album by actor and singer Kisha Grandy, an alumna of Kirk Franklin and the Family going back to the group’s debut album in 1993. Indeed, it’s a Kirk Franklin reunion of sorts, [...]

Elder Arlester Washington & the Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir – Thank You

2020-08-03T02:45:13-05:00August 3rd, 2020|

Elder Arlester Washington & The Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir Thank You Time Now Records (2020) By Bob Marovich On the morning of April 9, 2019, Elder Arlester Washington was involved in a two-car accident that claimed his life. The tragedy devastated Lexington, Kentucky’s Now Faith Worship Center, where Washington [...]

Elsa Harris – I Thank God

2019-04-24T20:58:42-05:00April 24th, 2019|

Elsa Harris I Thank God The Sirens (release date: March 15, 2019) By Bob Marovich Chicago is the birthplace of gospel music and, in many respects, it’s also the home of the genre's most ardent preservation efforts. In addition to the forthcoming National Museum of Gospel Music, the vitality [...]

Elder Arlester Washington & the Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir – Thank You

2018-09-14T04:44:06-05:00September 14th, 2018|

Elder Arlester Washington & the Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir Thank You (EP) Pure Harvest Entertainment, 2014 859-233-4876 By Bob Marovich For decades, the mass choir movement has gathered together men and women of all ages and from a variety of denominations to fellowship in song. Though small in comparison [...]

Jubilee Showcase Now Available on Vimeo on Demand

2017-09-24T00:58:01-05:00September 24th, 2017|

Chicago—September 12, 2017— Every Sunday morning from 1963 until 1984, Chicago gospel music lovers watched Jubilee Showcase for the inspiring and soul-stirring performances by nationally known artists and local favorites, including the Staple Singers, Andrae Crouch, the Edwin Hawkins Singers, the Soul Stirrers, Albertina Walker, the Caravans, Jessy Dixon, the [...]

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century – Ryan P. Harper

2017-09-16T18:02:15-05:00September 16th, 2017|

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century. By Ryan P. Harper. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi, 2017. 326 pp. (printed casebinding). Index. ISBN 978-1-4968-1090-8. $65 By Bob Marovich Rarely have television programs or video franchises received the microscopically detailed analysis that ethnographer Ryan P. Harper gives [...]

Historic Gospel TV Program Jubilee Showcase Needs Your Help

2015-08-04T16:23:39-05:00August 4th, 2015|

By Bob Marovich From 1963 to 1984, the Emmy Award-winning television program Jubilee Showcase brought the nation's greatest gospel singers and groups into living rooms throughout Chicagoland. Every Sunday morning, host Sid Ordower treated viewers to performances by such stalwarts as the Caravans, the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Norfleet [...]

Nash Shaffer Jr., Organist, Gospel Announcer, Historian, Passes

2014-10-01T20:21:09-05:00September 24th, 2014|

JGM received word today from the Chicago Area Gospel Announcers Guild that Bro. Nash Shaffer Jr. passed away after an extended illness. Shaffer's "Sunday Morning Golden Gospel" radio program was a staple of the Chicago airwaves for many years. His love for, and knowledge of, classic gospel music was limitless. [...]

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