Rhythm of Gospel Awards

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Celebration Choir – I’m In His Plans

2022-07-21T01:48:53-05:00July 21st, 2022|

Hood Memorial AME Zion Church Celebration Choir I‘m In His Plans Bison Disc (release date: February 23, 2021) https://hoodmemorialamez.com/ By Robert M. Marovich Time was, you would have looked long and hard in the AME Zion church writ large and found neither gospel music nor gospel singers anywhere within the [...]

“Jehovah Jireh” – Zak Williams & 1/Akord

2021-12-31T02:22:09-06:00December 31st, 2021|

“Jehovah Jireh” Zak Williams & 1/Akord Enon Music Group (release date: September 17, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich “Jehovah Jireh” celebrates God and old-school ('80s) gospel, Philly style. Representing the City of Brotherly Love, Zak Williams & 1/Akord offer a praise song with an agile arrangement noted for full-throated staccato [...]

Gail Stewart & Prayz4 – s/t

2021-11-19T02:08:11-06:00November 19th, 2021|

Gail Stewart & Prayz4 Self-titled Independent (release date: July 12, 2017) By Robert M. Marovich What is immediately evident about the self-titled CD by the Texas-based family gospel group Gail Stewart & Prayz4 is its emphasis on modernizing traditional hymns and gospels. For example, the group gives the nineteenth-century hymn [...]

God’s Children – It’s So Amazing

2021-10-30T21:56:11-05:00October 30th, 2021|

God’s Children It’s So Amazing Independent (2018) https://www.facebook.com/godschildrenmemphis By Robert M. Marovich On It’s So Amazing, the Memphis, Tennessee-based Shirika “Re Re” Flowers and God’s Children (and also Re Re’s eldest children), run through a battery of gospel quartet-style songs, rendered with a churchy vibe and with frequent vamps for [...]

Johnny Ruffin Jr. – I’m Gonna Praise the Lord

2021-10-07T01:14:52-05:00October 7th, 2021|

Johnny Ruffin Jr. I’m Gonna Praise the Lord JBP Music (release date: June 19, 2021) By Robert M. Marovich Like Keith “Wonderboy” Johnson, Johnny Ruffin Jr. of North Carolina celebrates old-school quartet singing. That's the feeling you get from his independently-released album, I’m Gonna Praise the Lord. While most songs [...]

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