Archive for September, 2010

Who is Cheneta Jones?

Thursday, September 30th, 2010


Cheneta Jones is an artist that is creating quite a buzz for herself. Why? She has just released her new single, urban ballad, “My Everything” produced by the multi-talented veteran, Percy Bady. She is also singing backup for Tye Tribbett. The buzz about her is deserved with a lovely voice and tone that is soothing. “My Everthing”, the EP is available on Itunes.

New Music From Donald Lawrence

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Despite a hectic schedule as the official host of the Verizon How Sweet the Sound Choir Competition and producing other noteworthy projects, Donald Lawrence has found time to take his esteemed “Company into the studio and begin working on the follow up to The Law of Confession.  Making the rounds at radio is a new single, entitled Your Righteous Mind, which features the masterful production of Calvin Rodgers and Phillip Feaster and guest vocalist Dorinda Clark Cole.

Not New But Not to Be Missed From J MOSS

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

From the PAJAM vaults comes J Moss Remixed, Rare and Unreleased; 9 songs including remixes of  Rebuild and We Love You (featuring Pastor Marvin L. Winans and Minister Byron Cage) and We Must Praise with Karen Clark Sheard.


Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Israel Houghton has launched his “The Love Revolution” tour following the Aug. 31 release of his critically acclaimed, No. 1 selling album, Love God. Love People. The major market tour began September 5 in San Diego and will wrap November 20 in Philadelphia, PA.


Bishop Kenneth Moales Sr Passes

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010

Bishop Kenneth Herbert Moales, Sr., founding pastor of the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love (now the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit), Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ, Chaplain for the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops and President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses (NCGCC) passed away on Monday, September 20th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. (more…)

Remembering the Life of Little Lucy Smith Collier

Monday, September 20th, 2010


Gospelflava joins with countless others across the country as we acknowledge the passing of Little Lucy Smith Collier on Sunday, September 18th.  Collier came from deeply religious roots as her grandmother, the Elder Lucy Smith, founded Chicago’s All Nations Pentecostal Church.  Elder Smith was one of the nation’s most prominent black ministers and the church’s Sunday night Broadcast was heard across the United States in the 40s. 

Collier became a member of the Roberta Martin Singers during the Golden Age of Gospel, serving as pianist and organist for the group.    Collier’s adeptness on the organ would earn her an instrumental LP on the Savoy label, Little Lucy Smith at the Organ in 1962 (see album cover above).   

In the 90s, Collier joined fellow Martin Singers Eugene Smith, Delois Barrett Campbell, Robert Anderson as well as Donald “Preacher” Gay, Mildred and Geraldine Gay,  Vernon Oliver Price and others on The Soul of Chicago, produced by Anthony Heilbut for Spirit Feel/Shenachie Records.  Earlier this year, Collier was part of the inaugural induction of  Living Chicago Gospel Legends presented by the Gospel Music According to Chicago organization.

Albertina Walker Update

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker has used her website ( to make a statement regarding her recent illness and recuperation over the past couple of weeks. In addition, a new documentary chronicling her life and times is now available. Albertina Walker: A True Music Legend tells the story of her humble beginnings on the southside of Chicago, her meeting Robert Anderson , the formation of the Caravans and much more. Some never before seen photos and early footage are also included.

Mary Mary Honored at Essence, “Fierce and Fabulous” Awards

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Congratulations To Mary Mary (Erica and Tina Campbell) who were honored in New York at the Essence, “Fierce and Fabulous” Awards.  (more…)

New Music from Mary Alessi on September 21st

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Praise and Worship artist (and twin sister of Martha Munizzi) Mary Alessi releases her latest effort, Pressing On, a new set of intimate worship and impactful praise songs on September 21st.   Alessi is recognized as one of the nation’s  premier worship artists.

Her first national release,  More, debuted at Number 44 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart in 2005.  It was followed by the release of  When Women Worship in 2007.  When Women Worship featured Mary and Martha along with Dadra Crawford Greathouse, Ingrid Rosario, Nicole Binion, Amie Dockery and Cindy Cruse Ratcliff.  The CD  reached Number 13 on Billboard’s Top Gospel Albums Chart and Number 34 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart.

The Return of Joe Pace

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

It seems like the 4th quarter 2010 releases keep getting better and better. Anticipation is high for the return of Joe Pace. Pace, the celebrated choirmaster known for his work with the Colorado Mass Choir and the hugely successful “Joe Pace Presents” Urban Church Praise and Worship Series recently signed with the Tyscot label. Pace called together singers, musicians and worshippers with the end result being Joe Pace Presents Praise for the Sanctuary. This is his first cd project since the release of Worship for the Kingdom in 2007. The new project is a continuation of Pace’s effort to provide “music for the church worship experience”. The project features standout performances from Isaac Caree (of Men of Standard fame) and 2008 Sunday Best Winner Crystal Aiken. The project will be available in both CD and DVD format and in stores on October 19th.