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“Trust in the Lord” – Danielle Sunny Bryant

2020-12-06T03:06:05-06:00December 6th, 2020|

“Trust in the Lord” Danielle Sunny Bryant Ndamix Music Group (release date: November 13, 2020) By Robert M. Marovich On "Trust in the Lord," Danielle Sunny Bryant encourages the discouraged by setting Proverbs 3: 5-6 to a meaty contemporary arrangement. Bryant’s attractive vocalizing toggles between modern and traditional, demonstrating her [...]

Gloria Gaynor Sings Her Testimony

2019-12-20T20:09:48-06:00December 20th, 2019|

By Bob Marovich From time to time, such as on major holidays or when the young people’s choir was singing, young Gloria Fowles and her family accompanied their grandmother to Abyssinian Baptist Church in Newark, New Jersey. At Abyssinian, they would listen to sermons from its pastor, the Reverend Raphus [...]

Gloria Gaynor – Testimony

2019-12-16T00:01:01-06:00December 16th, 2019|

Gloria Gaynor Testimony Gaither Music Group (release date: June 7, 2019) By Bob Marovich The release of Gloria Gaynor’s gospel album Testimony may have taken some by surprise, but if you know something about her life story, it makes sense. In fact, Gaynor's signature song, “I Will Survive,” followed [...]

RIP Gertrude Hicks, Member of the Lawrence Roberts Singers and Founding Member of the Angelic Choir

2019-03-07T03:09:58-06:00March 3rd, 2019|

By Bob Marovich The Journal of Gospel Music is saddened to report that Sis. Gertrude Deadwyler Hicks passed away March 1, 2019. The Rev. Dr. Stefanie Minatee informed JGM of her transition. Gertrude Hicks was a member of the Gospel Chordettes / Lawrence Roberts Singers and a founding member of [...]

Bishop J. D. Means Sr. – If He Bring You to It. . .He’ll Bring You Through It

2019-01-27T18:46:26-06:00January 27th, 2019|

Bishop J. D. Means Sr. If He Bring You to It. . . He’ll Bring You Through It Mean Means Music Group (release date: October 29, 2018) By Bob Marovich Bishop J. D. Means Sr.’s CD If He Bring You to It. . .He’ll Bring You Through It is [...]

“You Reign” – Deanna Ransom

2018-08-24T16:37:52-05:00August 24th, 2018|

“You Reign” Deanna Ransom LizaRan Music (release date: April 17, 2018) By Bob Marovich Songstress Deanna Ransom hits “You Reign” out of the park. This praise song works because its simmering, repetitive four-chord foundation gives Ransom plenty of room to improvise, especially at the conclusion, where she runs up and [...]

“Jesus” – Tracy Neal

2017-09-13T02:20:24-05:00September 13th, 2017|

“Jesus” Tracy Neal Holy Ground Music Group (released July 25, 2017) Available on iTunes and from CD Baby By Bob Marovich A worship song written in the 1990s by Minister J. David Bratton (“Every Praise”), “Jesus” is a hypnotic litany of adjectives and characteristics that Tracy Neal sings to describe [...]

“Where Are U?” – CL Carr

2017-08-11T01:22:00-05:00August 11th, 2017|

“Where Are U?” CL Carr C eL Entertainment (2017) Available from iTunes By Bob Marovich One evening in late October 2000, I was visiting my 40-year-old wife in the hospital. She had been diagnosed with cancer in 1992. The cancer had spread and by this point she didn’t have long [...]

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