Zie’l

“Liar” – Keyondra Lockett

2022-09-02T01:31:42-05:00September 2nd, 2022|

“Liar” Keyondra Lockett IndieBlu Music (release date: July 22, 2022) www.keyondralockett.com By Robert M. Marovich With a touch of a Jamaican patois, Keyondra Lockett gleefully disrespects the devil on “Liar.” Put on the armor of God and the “Holy Ghost fire,” Lockett sings, and nothing the devil can throw at [...]

Christina Bell – Still Faithful

2021-10-16T01:51:19-05:00October 16th, 2021|

Christina Bell Still Faithful Malaco Music Group (release date: July 30, 2021) www.malaco.com By Robert M. Marovich There's no place like home. So that's just where Christina Bell went, to her hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana, to record a live worship service and package it as Still Faithful. Bell’s star has [...]

“Bow Down” – Christina Bell

2020-09-11T02:26:44-05:00September 11th, 2020|

“Bow Down” Christina Bell From the Malaco CD For His Glory www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich It’s not easy being the psalm to follow the popular Psalm 23 (“The Lord is My Shepherd”). Nevertheless, Psalm 24 has plenty of wonderful imagery to offer and Christina Bell must agree. The former Z’iel [...]

“Going” – Christina Bell

2019-01-05T22:46:29-06:00January 5th, 2019|

“Going” Christina Bell Malaco Music Group (2018) www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich When I first heard the Shreveport, Louisiana, female gospel group Zie’l singing a Ward Singers classic a cappella at the 2005 Gospel Music Workshop of America, I knew then it would be a group to watch. Though Zie’l tended [...]

“Thank You” – Tonya Lewis-Taylor

2015-05-28T03:06:11-05:00May 28th, 2015|

“Thank You” Tonya Lewis-Taylor From the CD Delayed But Not Denied www.tonyalewistaylor.com “Thank You” is a contemporary gospel song delivered energetically by Tonya Lewis-Taylor, who seems to summon her estimable vocal strength from within several vital organs to offer a declaration of gratitude to God. The background vocalists urge her [...]

Episode 85: JGM Music Hour

2014-10-16T02:17:39-05:00October 16th, 2014|

          Click on the image above to begin the program. Playlist for Episode 85: God Is Great - Leap: David Daughtry Just For Me - Monica Lisa Stevenson Take It Easy - Soul Messengerz The Blood Medley - Kathy Taylor Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Tammy [...]

Natasha Gray – Born

2014-10-15T13:37:51-05:00October 12th, 2014|

Natasha Gray Born Jeneyus Productions (2014) www.NatashaGrayArea.com By Bob Marovich Natasha Gray’s debut album, Born, is what I would term “progressive gospel.” Somewhat like a portion of Zi’el’s recent project, Pronounced ZY-EL, Born wraps inspirational songs in ambient soundscapes of electronica and beat with occasional rock flourishes. Gray (Natasha Simmons) [...]

Zie’l – [Pronounced ZY-EL]

2014-09-27T21:12:00-05:00September 27th, 2014|

Zie’l [Pronounced ZY-EL] Dream Records (release date: September 2, 2014) www.dreamrecords.org By Bob Marovich I first encountered the power trio Zie’l of Shreveport, Louisiana, in 2005 at the Gospel Music Workshop of America. Hearing Christina Bell, Keyondra Lockett, and Crystal Bell sing traditional gospel songs like an old-school quartet with [...]

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