Lena Mae Perry and the Branchettes Subject of Award-Winning Documentary

2022-07-08T01:28:39-05:00July 8th, 2022|

Lena Mae Perry (front), Phil Cook (back row, far right) By Robert M. Marovich One reasonably warm Saturday in April, 2019, the Long Branch Disciples of Christ Church was especially high in the spirit. There, in the postcard-pretty church nestled in Newton Grove, North Carolina, the Branchettes, arguably [...]

JGM Pick of the Week – May 23, 2022

2022-05-24T01:04:52-05:00May 24th, 2022|

“I Can’t Forget” David Daughtry Independent (single release date: February 18, 2022) www.daviddaughtrymusic.com By Robert M. Marovich Vocalist David Daughtry lets his COGIC roots show on “I Can’t Forget,” an up-tempo, handclapping gush of gratitude to God that incorporates the congregational favorite, “Oh What He’s Done For Me” and snippets [...]

David Billingsley – House of David, Volume 1

2020-08-25T17:34:53-05:00August 25th, 2020|

David Billingsley House of David – Volume 1 Intersound (release date: July 31, 2020) www.billingsleymusic.com By Bob Marovich Only two months after his album debut, Hymns from Grandma’s Living Room, jazz pianist David Billingsley has released his sophomore project, House of David, the first volume of self-penned instrumental jazz compositions. [...]

JGM Pick of the Week: August 17, 2020

2020-08-18T02:04:48-05:00August 18th, 2020|

“Never Leave You Alone” Supreme Angels (release date: 2020) By Bob Marovich The latest iteration of the Supreme Angels continues the quartet’s music ministry into its eighth decade. Its new single, “Never Leave You Alone,” features the Angels' characteristic hard gospel lead singing, a message of hope and encouragement, and [...]

Jamie Lee Rake Reviews Milwaukee Quartet Program

2018-09-21T01:16:01-05:00September 22nd, 2018|

Originally written for publication in online contemporary Christian and gospel music magazine The Phantom Tollbooth (http://www.tollbooth.org/) Lee Williams & The Spiritual QC's Lisa Knowles & The Brown Singers The Golden Bells The Christland Singers The Fabulous Luckett Brothers Tiffany Terry P. Wilson & Pure Worship Abundant Faith Church of Integrity, Milwaukee, [...]

Pastor Marlon Lock – Unleashed (EP)

2017-06-02T04:11:50-05:00June 2nd, 2017|

Pastor Marlon Lock Unleashed (2016) www.pastormarlonlock.com By Bob Marovich “You Covered Me,” a single from Stellar Award-nominated Pastor Marlon Lock of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made JGM’s Pick of the Week last June. It appears on his EP, Unleashed, a collection of seven cuts that showcase Lock’s urban adult contemporary approach to [...]

Rick Stephenson – My Everything

2016-11-09T02:40:34-06:00November 9th, 2016|

Rick Stephenson My Everything N-Siteful Music (release date: August 1, 2016) www.rickstephensonmusic.com By Bob Marovich Christian singer-songwriter Rick Stephenson is no stranger to the recording studio. My Everything represents his latest album in at least four full-length CDs in his career. The new album contains ten radio-sized and pleasantly rendered [...]

Darrell Hines II Puts God First

2016-06-29T21:06:08-05:00June 29th, 2016|

By Bob Marovich “Bringing talented people together and finding their strong points and making beautiful songs” is the mantra of producer and record label owner Darrell Hines II. His ensemble REVERB’s debut single, the acoustic-flavored “God First,” is impacting gospel radio. “I’ve been immersed in music all of my life,” [...]

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