Archive for November, 2013

New Music From Pastor David Wright And NY Fellowship Mass Choir Next Generation

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Reverend Timothy Wright’s landmark recording with the New York Fellowship Choir that produced the hit Come Thou Almighty King, Pastor David Wright called together a revival and reunion of this august choral aggregation with the end result being the NY FellowDavid Wrightship Mass Choir NextGeneration.

This highly anticipated project includes appearances from gospel heavyweights including Chrystal Rucker, Bishop Bruce Parham, Monique Walker-Davenport, Professor Craig Hayes, Doobie Powell, Shawn Bigby, Timoney Figeroa-Caton and Rubenstein McClure. The first single, Trust Him (He’s Able) hits radio mid November.

Disco Queen Gloria Gaynor Releases Gospel CD and Book We Will Survive

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Gloria Gaynor is recognized the world over for her platinum disco hit I Will Survive.  “I Will Survive” earned a Grammy for Best Disco RecordGloria Gaynoring and was one of only twenty-five songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2012. Gaynor and the song would go on to being inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and recognition as the top song in Vh1’s Top 100 Dance Records of all times.

On November 26th, Gaynor comes full circle with the release of her first Gospel CD and companion book detailing her life story on Amazon.  Gaynor says of her experience:  “Recording a Gospel album was something I’ve wanted to do for years, but my manager and husband kept putting me off,” Gaynor shares. “Now that I’m in control of my own career, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity and combine the four things I believe I was created to do – sing, write, teach, and share my faith.”

Over the years, Gaynor has been blanketed with thousands of personal messages from adoring fans whose lives have been transformed by this timeless song.  Their remarkable stories reveal that “I Will Survive” has reached people from all walks of life who have faced life altering moments.  In the book WE WILL SURVIVE, Gaynor shares forty of these inspirational, true stories about survivors of all kinds—individuals who have found comfort, hope, and courage through the power of this one song.

Fantasia Joins Michelle Williams For If We Had Your Eyes Remix

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Yes, you heMichelleard right. As if it couldn’t get any better, Fantasia joins multiple award winner Michelle Williams for the remix of If We Had Your Eyes released to iTunes today. Eyes is the first single from Journey to Freedom, Michelle’s fourth studio album from the eOne Music group. The song is riding the charts and is currently in the top 30 at Urban AC radio.  Journey To Freedom  is scheduled for a February 2014 release date.

Get a sneak peek of the song here:

BMI and eOne Music’s ‘Trailblazers’ Album Debuts at #10 on Gospel Chart

Monday, November 4th, 2013

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Broadcast Music Incorporated (BMI) and Entertainment One (eOne) Music  new release “Trailblazers of Gospel Music Live 2013” debut at #10 on the Billboard Gospel Charts. The album is a collection of live performances from the 2013 BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Luncheon held on January 18th in Nashville, TN. The album was released on October 22nd and was a milestone for BMI as it was the company’s first ever recording and sets a standard for other performing right organizations. The album features live performances from Pastor Shirley Caesar, Donald Lawrence and Company, Jason and Jonathan Nelson, Kierra Sheard, and more. Recently, BMI held an invitation only release event in Atlanta that featured newly signed artist Anaysha singing  the leading single, “Holy One”.  The album is produced by music director Joe “Flip” Wilson and Donald Lawrence with BMI’s Catherine Brewton and Wardell Malloy serving as Executive Producers. The compilation is available online and in stores.

 

Check out Exclusive Photos of the Atlanta Release Party 

Read Recap of 2013 BMI Luncheon 

New Music From The Canton Spirituals

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Music producer Stan Jones has been teasing us for quite some time with news of an imminent release from Harvey Watkins and The Canton Spirituals.  Malaco Music confirmed Jones’ info announcing via social media the news of a single from some of our favorite Mississippi music makers set for release on December 3rd.  Until then, you can groove to the single Keep Knocking here.

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Papa San Set To Release New Gospel Album One Blood

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Stellar Award winner POne Blood Album Coverapa San is set to release One Blood, his 6th Gospel project making his first appearance at Liberation 2013 at the Jamaica College Auditorium in Kingston, Jamaica on Saturday, November 2nd.  The new thirteen track project showcases fresh and inspiring music and includes appearances by Israel Houghton, Da T.R.U.T.H., Fred Hammond and Grammy winner Lecrae.

Papa San carries the distinction of being the first Caribbean gospel artist to hit the Billboard charts and the first to win a Stellar award. Now going by the name Papa Son (his new moniker from his 2011 album “My Story”), he’s fulfilling an even greater call ministering to the masses as Senior Pastor for Our Father’s Kingdom Ministries in Florida.  Papa San One Blood Press Pic