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JGM Presents the Best CDs, Singles and Historic Reissues of 2021

By Bob Marovich As is our custom for this time of year, the Journal of Gospel Music presents its “best of” lists in the category of CDs, songs, and historical releases. The recordings were not chosen as “best of” based on sales, chart status, promotion, voting, fan popularity, number of likes or retweets, committee decisions, throwing darts, reading tea leaves, arm twisting, or anything other than 1) JGM was serviced with the music for review and 2) JGM believes they best represented gospel/sacred music in 2021 in terms of overall music quality. Artists whose music does not appear here: please ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: March 1, 2021

“You Kept Me” Rev. Luther Barnes & the Restoration Worship Center Choir Shanachie Entertainment / SRT Entertainment www.shanachie.com By Robert M. Marovich Like the title track of the Reverend Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir’s five-star album, Look to the Hills, the new single “You Kept Me” has traditional gospel roots but sufficient musical heft to garner the ear of today’s listeners. Barnes’ pleading lead (you can always count on a solid vocal from the veteran quartetter) is a gush of gratitude to a God who never gave up on him. On the album-length version, the assembly builds ...

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JGM Music Hour: Best of 2020

God’s Gonna Do It – Ricky Dillard & New G (Motown Gospel) Yes I Am! – Michelle David & the Gospel Sessions (MDGS Records) I Don’t Wanna Go – Isaac Carree (Shanachie Entertainment Group) Take Me Back – DOE (Life Room / RCA Inspiration) Shepherd – Nashville Life Music featuring Leeland (Integrity Music) I’ll Never Stop Praising the Lord – Northern Delaware Chapter GMWA Recording Choir (Enon Music Group) A Charge – Desmond Roberson & the Roberson Bunch (3 Sonz) Never Gave Up – Tasha Cobbs Leonard (Motown Gospel) Take a Look in the Book – Legendary Ingramettes (Virginia Folklife ...

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Look to the Hills – Rev. Luther Barnes & the Restoration Worship Center Choir

Rev. Luther Barnes & the Restoration Worship Center Choir Look to the Hills Shanachie Entertainment / SRT Entertainment (release date: May 29, 2020) www.shanachie.com By Bob Marovich Listening to the title track and lead single of Reverend Luther Barnes’ latest album, I revisited a thought I’ve had for some time: Barnes has emerged as today’s most important representative of traditional-flavored gospel music. The heartwarming and optimistic “Look to the Hills,” made all the more heartbreaking by the recent passing of its co-writer, Derrick Adams, is the latest in a string of hits crafted in the southern choir-tet sound, pioneered by ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 142

Episode 142 Playlist Come see about me – Exciting Holy Sons Power – Nikki D & the Browns My God is holy – Rev. John Lee Hooker Jr. Big – Pastor Mike Jr. God wants to heal you – Earnest Pugh Look to the hills – Rev. Luther Barnes & Restoration Worship Center Choir Been good – Torry Dulaney Jehovah God – Gospel Heritage 2.0 feat. Madelyn Berry I hear rain – Edwrin Sutton & Kingdom Culture Look at God – Darrell Luster presents the Legends of Quartet The blood – Rev. R. L. Bush & New Swan Silvertones Clean ...

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JGM Music Hour: Episode 108

          Click on the image above to begin the streaming Music Hour. Playlist: I’ll never stop praising the Lord – Northern Delaware Chapter of the GMWA Recording Choir God meant it for good – Denise Josiah Keep on praising – Jewell & Converted Right there for me – Crowns of Joy I give you praise – Chicago Mass Choir Press on – GEI Live (feat. Bishop J. Drew Sheard) God got my back – TaMyyaJ Where you are – Christopher Williams Have your way – Puchi Colon Faith can – Debbie Cochran Revive me – Ron ...

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Rev. Luther Barnes & the Restoration Worship Center Choir – The Favor of God

Rev. Luther Barnes and the Restoration Worship Center Choir The Favor of God Shanachie Entertainment (release date: September 9, 2016) www.shanachie.com By Bob Marovich Decades ago, Luther Barnes breathed the Red Budd Gospel Choir into life at the church his father, the late Reverend F. C. Barnes, founded in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Today, Luther has a new choir, a new church, and has followed his father’s footsteps into the ministry: he is now the Reverend Luther Barnes. As Founder and Pastor of Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, Barnes proudly showcases the singing of his church choir on The ...

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