Tag Archives: Keith Wonderboy Johnson

JGM Music Hour: Episode 162

Episode 162 Playlist God’s got his eyes on you – Dedicated Men of Zion Walk in the spirit – Ellen Hayes Jesus – Yael Hilton I see a king – The Wood Drake Sessions ft. Liz Vice Like this – Jamaal Miller Cry for your soul – Angelo & Veronica I do, don’t you – Kergyma Community Choir It was you – Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Peace be still – Kelontae Gavin The glory – Mama Tee ft. Awipi and Rume You’ve been good to me – Zacardi Cortez Someday we’ll meet – Bill Moss & BME State Choir ft. Carolyn ...

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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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“It Was You” – Keith Wonderboy Johnson

“It Was You” Keith Wonderboy Johnson Blacksmoke Music Worldwide (release date: January 28, 2022) By Robert M. Marovich “It Was You” is a slow, soulful testimony by quartet maven Keith Wonderboy Johnson. Backed by a quartet and musicians who deliver a deep ‘70s southern soul groove, Johnson expresses his relief and gratitude to the Lord for rescuing him from the miry clay of pain, trials, and tribulations. Foremost among them were acute physical challenges and years of depression. “But you brought joy into my life,” Johnson concludes, “now I have no fears.” He could have kept on going past the ...

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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 Music Hour: Episode 157

Episode 157 Playlist Amazing – Pastor Mike Jr. Redeemed – Denita Gibbs I’m not tired yet…running for Jesus – Calvin Bridges You did it – Kisha Grandy Fear is not welcome – Brian Courtney Wilson w/Hilary Scott Better – Pastor Skylar Patterson & Predestined feat. Lisa Knowles Smith UWait 2021 – Walter Barnes and Men of Ministry I’m yours – Leah Oduro-Kwarten I am strong – Capathia Jenkins Thank you – Pastor Mike Jr. Yamagoya3 – Imari Tones Perfect healing – Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers I will call upon the Lord – Dr. E. LaQuint Weaver II & ...

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Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir – Miracles

Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir Miracles Godfather Records (release date: July 15, 2021) www.gracetabernacle.info By Robert M. Marovich For fans of contemporary gospel choirs, and especially for those who wonder where the choir went (it hasn’t gone anywhere) Pastor David Wright & NY Fellowship Mass Choir’s new release, Miracles, will delight. Although the audience is mostly inaudible, Miracles was recorded live in Brooklyn’s Christ Fellowship Baptist Church. The husky-voiced Wright, son of the late Reverend Timothy and Betty Wright, has loaded his new album with feature vocalists. For example, the opener, “Justified,” written and led by David ...

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JGM Music Hour – Episode 141

Episode 141 Playlist Mighty long way – David Wright & NY Fellowship Choir feat. Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson Jesus will fix it – James Cutts feat. Floyd Mayweather Sr. Another blessing – Williams Brothers & Lee Williams and Spiritual QCs Talkin’ ‘bout Jesus – Gloria Gaynor feat. Yolanda Adams Standing at the gates – Erica Reed Tap into it – Renee Spearman Just as I am – Reba Rambo Let justice rain – The Many Once I get to Heaven – The Legendary Beyons Kingdom come – Churchppl & Sir the Baptist Saved – Chip Bailey Show me – Ms. Ruby ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: January 13, 2020

“Mighty Long Way”Pastor David Wright & New York Fellowship ChoirFeat. Keith “Wonderboy” JohnsonGodfather Records (release date: November 26, 2019) By Bob Marovich Choir meets quartet on this rollicking neo-traditional piece, written by Pastor David Wright of New York’s famous Wright Family. It features gut-busting shouts by quartet maven and vocalist Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, all to the full-throated singing of the New York Fellowship Choir. Complete with an old school vamp, the song marvels about how far God has brought us—unmeasurable, perhaps, but certainly from a mighty long way—and how he put us on “straight street.” If choirs and quartets sadly ...

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James Fortune – Dream Again

James Fortune Dream Again eOne Music / FIYA World Music (release date: August 23, 2019) www.entertainmentone.com By Bob Marovich I admit to having had significant misgivings when I was approached to review James Fortune’s new album, Dream Again. The gospel artist’s guilty pleadings to assaulting his wife Cheryl Fortune and earlier, to felony injury to his stepson, left me profoundly disappointed and angry. Why condone such behavior by acting as if it didn’t happen? My inkling was to never review his music again. Later, I read an article in which Fortune expressed remorse for what he had done and indicated ...

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Tim Rogers “Fella-rized” James Cleveland for New Single

By Bob Marovich The collaboration between Stellar Award-winning Arkansas gospel quartet Tim Rogers and the Fellas and the Grammy-nominated R&B sensation Calvin Richardson that resulted in the Fellas’ latest single, “Hold Out,” began in the unlikeliest of places: an airport. Rogers and Richardson ran into one another while moving through the Memphis International Airport. Rogers told the Journal of Gospel Music that although the two men had never met face-to-face, “his family knew me and of course I knew him. We vowed to do something together, and we made sure we kept our word.” The result of their collaboration, “Hold Out” ...

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