Tag Archives: Sweden

JGM Pick of the Week: January 3, 2022

“A Million Dreams” Laila Adele & One Nation feat. Jonas Engstrom Independent (release date: June 17, 2021) www.onenation.se By Robert M. Marovich For decades, songs from the Broadway stage have been anointed with sacred oil through covers by gospel artists. Among these are “Sunrise Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof (Mahalia Jackson), “Without a Song” from Great Day (James Cleveland and the Cleveland Singers), and “You’ll Never Walk Alone” from Carousel (Five Blind Boys of Alabama). In the hands of Laila Adele and Jonas Engstrom’s One Nation gospel choir from Sweden, “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman becomes an ...

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JGM Pick of the Week: December 13, 2021

“Troubles Don’t Last Always” Mona Fenner From the forthcoming EMG Alliance album I’m Still Here www.monafenner.com By Robert M. Marovich Encouraging people to keep the faith in the midst of trials and tribulations is something gospel music does better than any other music genre. In many ways, it’s what makes gospel gospel. Thus it is on Madontrenique (what a beautiful name!) “Mona” Fenner’s debut single, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.” She sets the timeless message to a contemporary arrangement and instrumentation. Her voice, which shifts from sweet to shout as the song progresses, is straight outta church. Singing her troubles over ...

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