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Donald Lawrence Recreates the Clark Sisters Sound for Lifetime Biopic

2020-04-11T01:59:49-05:00April 11th, 2020|

By Bob Marovich Like Beatles and Bob Dylan purists, fans of gospel’s celebrated Clark Sisters know every harmony, every vocal ornamentation, and every nuance of every singer on every song by heart—almost better than the artists themselves. No pressure on Donald Lawrence, musical director of The Clark Sisters: First Ladies [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: June 11, 2019

2019-06-12T02:13:00-05:00June 12th, 2019|

“Amazing”The Davis’Heartbeatz Productions By Bob Marovich A family that prays together stays together, and that goes double for family groups that sing their prayers. Like the Davis Family of Inkster, Michigan. The members of this sibling act--Carl, James, Andrea and Angela (the girls are twins)—demonstrate their choir-honed harmonies and [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: February 27, 2017

2017-02-28T01:54:32-06:00February 28th, 2017|

“It Could Have Been Me” Dorothy Norwood feat. Dorinda Clark-Cole From the Echo Park JDI album An Incredible Journey Available on iTunes, The old-school hand-clapper “It Could Have Been Me” brings together Dorothy Norwood and Dorinda Clark-Cole, two female vocalists representing two different generations but equally powerful when it comes [...]

Kierra Sheard’s Bridges Tour Closes Gap between “Faith and Real Life”

2016-08-01T02:11:03-05:00August 1st, 2016|

Photo: Robert Marovich, Journal of Gospel Music By Bob Marovich The intimate Mayne Stage theater on Chicago’s North Side reverberated with blasts of EDM, raucous drums, snarling electric guitar, thumping bass, chiming keyboards, and an Apple computer churning out beats like a jukebox. The vocalists had the standing [...]

Detroit’s Karen Clark Sheard Reflects on Recording Her New Album in Chicago

2015-07-17T17:30:00-05:00July 17th, 2015|

By Bob Marovich In some ways, it was like attending a gospel music hall of fame event wrapped inside a live recording session. The Clark Sisters were seated in the front row. Richard Smallwood sat behind them. Rows of gospel announcers, gospel music producers, and popular singers were to their [...]

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