louisiana

“Bow Down” – Christina Bell

2020-09-11T02:26:44-05:00September 11th, 2020|

“Bow Down” Christina Bell From the Malaco CD For His Glory www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich It’s not easy being the psalm to follow the popular Psalm 23 (“The Lord is My Shepherd”). Nevertheless, Psalm 24 has plenty of wonderful imagery to offer and Christina Bell must agree. The former Z’iel [...]

Millennial Gives Historic African-American Radio Station a New Heartbeat

2020-08-27T01:05:07-05:00August 27th, 2020|

From a press release: With the explosive growth of digital streaming, the rise of social media and other online distractions, many have pronounced terrestrial radio dead. However, KOKA – The Heart of Gospel - Shreveport, Louisiana’s first African American radio station, with a history dating back to the 1950s - [...]

“Unbelief” – Stephen King

2020-03-06T02:35:47-06:00March 6th, 2020|

“Unbelief” Stephen King From the CD No Secrets (release date: April 28, 2018) By Bob Marovich Not the best-selling author of horror and suspense novels, this Stephen King is a Christian rap artist from Battle Creek, Michigan, who now calls New Orleans home. “Unbelief” is from King's debut album, 2018's [...]

Sponsored Post: First Solo EP by Titus Showers Sweeps Billboard Charts, Debuts at #1

2019-10-21T01:02:15-05:00August 7th, 2019|

HAMMOND, LOUISIANA – Released on May 10, 2019, WHO?, the debut EP by Louisiana-based singer, songwriter, and philanthropist Titus Showers, lead singer of chart-topping sibling group The Showers, is the highest gospel album sales debut by a gospel artist this year and the highest gospel album sales and charting debut [...]

Sanctified Soul – Joyful

2019-03-23T22:58:46-05:00March 23rd, 2019|

Sanctified Soul Joyful Rampart Street Music (release date: 2018) www.rampartstreetmusic.com/cd-joyfulss.htm By Bob Marovich Gospel saxophonist Harold Rayford once said that jazz and gospel are first cousins. If that's so, New Orleans produced some of the first cousins' earliest progenitors—from King Oliver and Louis Armstrong to Mahalia Jackson and Bessie Griffin. [...]

“Going” – Christina Bell

2019-01-05T22:46:29-06:00January 5th, 2019|

“Going” Christina Bell Malaco Music Group (2018) www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich When I first heard the Shreveport, Louisiana, female gospel group Zie’l singing a Ward Singers classic a cappella at the 2005 Gospel Music Workshop of America, I knew then it would be a group to watch. Though Zie’l tended [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: January 8, 2018

2018-01-08T16:52:39-06:00January 8th, 2018|

“God is in Control” Kerri Gordon Independent Release (release date: July 27, 2017) www.kerrigordon.com By Bob Marovich Kerri Gordon’s debut single, “God is in Control,” is a let-go-and-let-God ballad sung from the point of view of someone who has realized this personally—as a single parent raising three children, one with [...]

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