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JGM Pick of the Week: May 13, 2019

2019-05-14T03:24:10-05:00May 14th, 2019|

“Hallelujah” E. D. Mondaine’ From the Achaia Records release Hallelujah (release date: February 7, 2019) By Bob Marovich Sure, Leonard Cohen’s masterpiece “Hallelujah” is about a love affair gone sour, but given that it is gilded with lines from Scripture, I’m surprised that more Christian artists haven’t gospelized it [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: March 18, 2019

2019-03-18T18:05:46-05:00March 18th, 2019|

“I’ll Do It For You” The Fantastic Bibletones BTones Music (release date: January 29, 2019) By Bob Marovich Not the Buffalo, New York, group of yesteryear, this Fantastic Bibletones is a female gospel quartet from St. Louis, Missouri, that sounds like a church-honed Sister Sledge. The ladies’ new single, [...]

God’s Chosen (self-titled)

2018-12-09T23:06:32-06:00December 9th, 2018|

God’s ChosenGod’s ChosenDREAM Records (release date: June 22, 2018) By Bob Marovich Zebrina Anderson, Nikeisha Whittier, and Sarah Benibo are God’s Chosen (GC3), a trio designed to appeal to a multicultural Christian audience through its evocation of female gospel groups like Witness and Virtue as well as of megachurch praise [...]

New Evelyn Turrentine-Agee Single Declares “God Gave His Best”

2018-10-05T01:21:36-05:00October 5th, 2018|

By Bob Marovich Written and produced by her son, Curtis Turrentine Jr., Evelyn Turrentine-Agee's “God Gave His Best” will be released Friday, October 5. It's the latest single from the Queen of Quartet, whose gospel music career spans several decades. Evelyn told the Journal of Gospel Music that her singing ministry began at the tender age of [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: February 5, 2018

2018-02-09T19:18:40-06:00February 6th, 2018|

“He Knows My Name (The Worship Experience)” William H. Rainer Jr. Overboard Records (2018) By Bob Marovich On “He Knows My Name,” husky-voiced William H. Rainer Jr. expresses delight that the Savior knows his name and has brought him through “so many things” even when he has gone astray. The track [...]

“I Am So Grateful” – Kevan Peabody feat. Thomas Cryer II & Anndretta Lyle

2015-07-17T21:48:31-05:00July 17th, 2015|

“I Am So Grateful” Kevan Peabody feat. Thomas “Tasche” Cryer II &Anndretta Lyle Twinkemp Productions (2015) Gospel music veteran Kevan Peabody presents “I Am So Grateful,” a lively mid-tempo composition with traces of the Gloria Griffin-led “I’m So Grateful” made popular by the Roberta Martin Singers. Thomas “Tasche” Cryer [...]

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