Archive for November, 2012

Rhonda Mclemore Recording Update

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Rhonda Mclemore (this time without assistance from her husband and “advance man” Shawn) took to Socialcam to give the update about her Live Recording.  On January 4th, all roads will lead to the Community of Faith Baptist Church 1024 Pinemont in Houston for this momentous occasion.  Production will be handled by Asaph Ward.

Georgia Mass Choir Celebrates CD Release

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012


The Georgia Mass Choir  featuring Reverend Milton Biggham will celebrate the release of their latest CD offering, I Still Have A Praise (inside of me) on Sunday, November 18th at the  at the Litman Cathedral House of God Saints in Christ in Albany, Georgia.  I Still Have A Praise is currently number 21 on the Top Gospel Songs Chart.

Shanachie Entertainment Presents: Great Gospel Hits: The Soul Of Gospel Today! In stores 11/27!

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Shanachie Entertainment is set to release a 12 track compilation of some of Gospel’s top songs. Some of the artists featured on the compilation include: Kim Burrell, Earnest Pugh, Fred Hammond, Ted Winn, Take 6, and more.  Check your music media outlets for a copy in the coming weeks.

Larry Callahan and Selected Of God Continue The Evolution

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Detroit’s own Larry Callahan and Selected of God (SOG), most notable from their appearance in the 2011 Chrysler Born of Fire Super Bowl Ad celebrates the release of their latest CD entitled The Evolution II on November 13th.

“The iconic finale scene in our 2011 ‘Imported from Detroit’ Super Bowl commercial featured Detroit’s own ‘Selected of God’ choir. Their presence and arresting voices captured the hearts of America and almost two years later we are proud to see Larry Callahan and ‘Selected of God’ choir crown their hard work with releasing their debut album,” said Saad Chehab, President and CEO – Chrysler Brand, Chrysler Group LLC.

A CD release concert will be held on Saturday, November 17th at Detroit’s Second Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Happy Birthdays-Anaysha Figueroa Cooper

Monday, November 12th, 2012

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were introduced to Timiney’s little sister singing Love Lifted Me on the Timothy Wright presents Bishop Eric Figueroa and the New Life Tabernacle Choir CD.  Well many days have passed since then and Anaysha Figuroa Cooper is all grown up now and thrilling audiences across the country as she sings with Kirk Franklin. While we  patiently await her debut release on the Light Record label, we wanted to take the time to wish Anaysha a Happy Birthday  today from your friends at

Live Chat with Mosie Mama Burks of Mississippi Mass Choir

Monday, November 12th, 2012

If you are a fan of Mississippi Mass Choir, then you definitely know everybody’s favorite singer, Mosie “Mama” Burks.  Burks has electrified audiences across the country with her stirring performances of This Morning When I Rose and I’m Not Tired Yet.  After seventy years of serving God, Mama Mosie is still ready to give God her best.

Chat with her tonight at 6:00 pm CST. Additional info can be found at this link:

Joey Woolfolk and Friends Live Recording December 1st

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Joey Woolfolk’s guitar has been a fixture on the records of countless artists both in and out of gospel over the past 20 years.  On Saturday, December 1st, Joey Woolfolk and Friends will gather at the New Faith Church in Matteson, a Chicago suburb for a live recording session. Special highlights of this recording will be a reunion of the Woolfolk singers, a quartet tribute and special guest Pastor Kimberly Ray.  Musicians for the evening will include Calvin Rodgers, Varro Johnson, Khari Parker, Lil Rodney Jones,Mike Manson, Richard Gibbs, Montage Pheloan, Isaiah Sharkey Lil Lawrence Jones and Greg Landfair all masterfully produced by Chicago’s own Percy Bady.


Mississippi Mass Choir, Mosie Burks and Chad Johnson

Monday, November 12th, 2012

In 1988, Frank Williams, member of the Jackson Southernaires and executive for Malaco Records set out to form a choir using Mississippi singers and musicians.  The auditions resulted in over 100 singers coming from across the state and after hours of intensive rehearsals, The Mississippi Mass Choir recorded their first album and video on October 29, 1988.  The project hit #1 on the Billboard charts within 5 weeks of its release  in 1989 and rode the charts for 45 weeks, garnering the choir top honors at GMWA and the Stellar Awards as well as Soul Train and Dove Award nominations.  (more…)

Chrystal Rucker Giving Thanks And Sharing The Harvest

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Chrystal Rucker has much to be thankful for.  Her CD  You Deserve debuted at #10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts this summer and the single is amongst the top 30 at radio. Chrystal has traveled throughout the United States sharing the gospel in song and was blessed to include the United Kingdom as part of her travel itinerary.

On Thanksgiving Friday, November 23rd, Chrystal Rucker Ministries will present its annual Sharing the Harvest Concert with the proceeds going to assist local area charities.  This year joining Rucker in giving thanks are VaShawn Mitchell, Sheri Jones Moffet, Anita Wilson, Tobbi and Tommi, Julian Vaughn and Na’Ron Wilson.

Twinkie Clark Receives Honorary Doctorate Degree

Saturday, November 10th, 2012

Dr. Judith Christie McAllister and the International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ honored Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark as a living legend during the 105th International Holy Convocation held in St. Louis, Missouri.  Also during the tribute, an honorary doctorate of sacred music was conferred upon Clark by Dr. Tony Lewis and the Christian Bible Institute and Seminary (CBIS).

Twinkie prepares for the release of her first instrumental CD, Sweet Melodies.   A CD release  concert is scheduled for Sunday, November 11th in St. Louis.