Praise and Worship

Micah Stampley – To the King. . .Vertical Worship Live

2016-06-21T16:31:27-05:00June 21st, 2016|

Micah Stampley To the King. . .Vertical Worship Live Interface Entertainment (May 20, 2016) By Bob Marovich When Micah Stampley addresses the “generation rising” on his new CD, To the King. . .Vertical Worship Live, he certainly knows his audience. The musical worship service, recorded live at Oasis Family [...]

For William McDowell, “Sounds of Revival” Goes Beyond Worship

2016-02-03T04:52:48-06:00February 3rd, 2016|

By Bob Marovich Not two weeks after its January 22 release, celebrated worship leader William McDowell’s fourth album, Sounds of Revival: Live (Delivery Room Music / eOne Music), entered Billboard Magazine’s Top Gospel Album charts.  It knocked Kirk Franklin’s Losing My Religion from the number one position. Recorded live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, [...]

“Overflow” – Bryan Andrew Wilson feat. Roderick Giles & Grace

2016-01-01T04:26:11-06:00January 1st, 2016|

“Overflow” Bryan Andrew Wilson Feat. Roderick Giles & Grace Bryan’s Songs Records (release date: January 2016) Bryan Andrew Wilson’s forthcoming single “Overflow” falls squarely within the current gospel appetite for brisk, mid-tempo P&W songs with easy to learn melodies and lyrics. As such, it seems ideal for praise team use. [...]

“Thirsty for the Rain” – Keith Williams

2015-11-19T03:50:57-06:00November 19th, 2015|

“Thirsty for the Rain” Keith Williams EPM Music Group / eOne Entertainment (2015) “Thirsty for the Rain,” gospel crooner Keith Williams’ latest single, is a conventional but energetic and earnest entreaty for God to send down the rain, meaning blessings. It’s written by a committee, but an experienced one: [...]

Tiff Joy – Tiff Joy

2015-11-12T15:48:15-06:00November 12th, 2015|

Tiff Joy (self titled) Walkway Music Group/VMan Entertainment/Tyscot Records (release date: September 25, 2015) By Bob Marovich Perhaps I’m just a softie for slow, poignant gospel songs, or it’s that Chicago’s Tiff Joy (Tiffany Joy McGhee), on her self-titled debut album, is at her very best when she sings [...]

Bridgett Kern – No One Greater

2015-11-05T05:12:13-06:00November 5th, 2015|

Bridgett Kern No One Greater Dream Label Group (release date: August 7, 2015) By Bob Marovich Although not advertised explicitly as such, Bridgett Kern’s new Praise & Worship project, No One Greater, is a live recording. That’s a good thing, as P&W comes off best live. After all, the [...]

Kevin Riley – Restored for Worship

2015-09-21T02:55:53-05:00September 21st, 2015|

Kevin Riley Restored for Worship Kevin Riley Music (release date: July 21, 2015) By Bob Marovich What strikes you upon hearing Kevin Riley’s new album, Restored for Worship, is how well the project would work as an Easter cantata. Literally beginning at the beginning, with dramatically-spoken snippets from early [...]

Tasha Cobbs – One Place Live

2015-08-17T04:10:56-05:00August 17th, 2015|

Tasha Cobbs One Place Live Motown Gospel (release date: August 21, 2015) By Bob Marovich Recorded before nearly 3,000 worshippers at Redemption Church in Greenville, South Carolina, singer-songwriter Tasha Cobbs’ One Place Live is a solid follow-up to her number one CD, Grace. It actually surpasses the multi-award-winning debut album, [...]

foreverJONES – Prayer Tools, Vol. 1

2015-01-04T04:22:34-06:00January 4th, 2015|

foreverJONES Prayer Tools, Vol. 1 (released November 11, 2014) By Bob Marovich With its latest release, Prayer Tools, Vol. 1, foreverJONES may well have heralded a new subgenre of black sacred music: ambient inspirational. It is the Shreveport, Louisiana-based family band’s first project after departing EMI Gospel and first on [...]

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