Journal Of Gospel Music

March 30, 2018
Kendrick Evans – Live Therapy Session

Kendrick Evans – Live Therapy Session

Kendrick EvansLive Therapy SessionRock the Cause Records(release date: September 29, 2017) By Bob Marovich Appearing on the CW docu-drama My Last Days, award-winning gospel singer Kendrick Evans of Quincy, Florida, opened up about his acute sleep apnea that doctors said would give him about three...

Various Artists: JDI Classics – Gospel Music for All Occasions

Various Artists: JDI Classics – Gospel Music for All Occasions

Various ArtistsJDI Classics: Gospel Music for All OccasionsJDI Records (release date: April 6, 2018) By Bob Marovich JDI Records founder and CEO James Roberson has been doing some spring cleaning. In the case of The Essential Beverly Crawford, Vol. 2 as well as with this new JDI Classics release,...

JGM Music Hour: Episode 123

JGM Music Hour: Episode 123

Click on image to begin streaming the show. Episode 123 Playlist:Your blessing is on its way – God’s PosseThank you Jesus – New Stars of FaithStand by me – Pastor Terrell Rogers & Men of DestinyCome on let’s go – Paul ThornOh Mary Oh Martha, (rockin’ Jerusalem) – Dr. Tonya...

JGM Pick of the Week:  April 16, 2018

JGM Pick of the Week: April 16, 2018

“Just That Kind of God”Monica Lisa Stevenson feat. Keisha McFarland and Bishop Neal RobersonFrom the album KAINOS (The Acoustic Documentary)eOne Music / Puretonez Productionswww.monicalisastevenson.com By Bob Marovich For “Just That Kind of God,” gospel songstress Monica Lisa Stevenson gathers...

The Essential Beverly Crawford, Volume 2

The Essential Beverly Crawford, Volume 2

Beverly CrawfordThe Essential – Vol. 2JDI Records (release date: February 2, 2018) By Bob Marovich Gainesville, Florida, gospel singer Beverly Crawford is a steadfast traditionalist, and God bless her for it. She is among the most popular of those singers who perpetuate the audience-rousing...

The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down

The Reverend Shawn Amos Breaks It Down

The Reverend Shawn AmosBreaks It DownPut Together Music (release date: February 16, 2018)www.shawnamos.com By Bob Marovich The Reverend Shawn Amos might just be the most righteous preacher who’s not a preacher. Amos, whose mother was nightclub singer Shirl-ee May and whose father was a William...

Genesis of a Gospel Song: “You Deserve It”

Genesis of a Gospel Song: “You Deserve It”

David Bloom By Bob Marovich This year’s Stellar Awards Song of the Year went to “You Deserve It.” Written by David Bloom and co-authored by Bishop Cortez Vaughn, Demond Reed, and JJ Hairston, the song also received a Grammy nomination for Best Gospel Performance/Song. Bloom explained to the...

Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers Passes Away

Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers Passes Away

(l. to r.) Yvonne, Pervis and Mavis record at Chicago’s Universal Studios, early 1960s. Photo: Ted Williams By Bob Marovich Bill Carpenter, co-founder of Capital Entertainment in Washington, DC, and a longtime friend of and spokesperson for the Staples Family, informed JGM of the passing of Yvonne...

JGM Pick of the Week:  April 9, 2018

JGM Pick of the Week: April 9, 2018

“Believe”Ese-OsaApril Soundhttps://www.facebook.com/eseosamusic/ By Bob Marovich The gospel artist formerly known as Liosa offers “Believe,” a lovely ballad of personal encouragement sung as part prayer and part soaring affirmation. To a lilting piano, Ese-Osa’s beguiling alto delivers her hopeful...

“We Livin'” – Tina Campbell

“We Livin'” – Tina Campbell

“We Livin’”Tina CampbellFrom the Gee Tee Creative / Malaco Records albumIt’s Still Personal (release date: September 29, 2017)www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich Tina Campbell is “livin’ that blessed life” but, as you’ll hear, there’s two interpretations of that statement. On her latest single, “We...

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