It looks like the end of January is going to be one for the books as Tyscot recording artists Anthony Brown and group therAPy head to Baltimore’s New Psalmist Baptist Church for a live recording on January 31st. A slew of guests will be on hand to enhance the live experience including Maurette Brown Clark, Bishop Rance Allen, The Walls Group’s Darrell Walls, Gaye Arbuckle, Chrystal Rucker and Beverly Crawford.
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Was it just our way of thinking or did we all consider Witness, the female group organized by Michael Brooks as the counterpart of Commissioned???? Widely regarded as one of Gospel Music’s most prominent female groups, Witness dominated the airwaves with hits that included Safety, Get In the Way, Standard, He Can Do the Impossible, Magnify and many others. GOSPELflava would like to take full credit for impressing upon the hearts and minds of the group members and Bishop Michael Brooks to pull the group together for one more go around. It is now official as Lisa Page Brooks took to social media to announce her live recording featuring a Witness reunion taking place on May 1st at Detroit’s Greater Grace Temple. Stay tuned for details……
Casey J heads to the Fresh Start Church in Duluth Georgia to record her first CD for Tyscot Records on January 30th. The singer is enjoying the success of her single, Fill Me Up which hit #3 on Billboard’s Gospel Airplay Chart as well as a recent appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel show. Joining in during this night of worship will be RCA Inspiration recording artist, Jason Nelson.
Entertainment One announced the signing of Jonathan Nelson to their roster as Nelson preps for a live recording taking place in February. “I’m more than excited about this new journey, new label, new direction, and new season that lies ahead with eOne Music. I’m ready for this FEARLESS journey! LET’S GO!!”
Phil Thornton, eOne Music Vice President and General Manager, Urban Inspirational, says: “We are thrilled to sign Jonathan Nelson and welcome him here at eOne Music in developing his new live album. Jonathan is a dynamic creative force as an artist, songwriter and worship leader. His distinctive voice has produced unforgettable lyrics and songs that have transformed the sounds of gospel in our times, and this live recording will showcase many incredible songs in store that take his music ministry to another level.”
The new live album recording will take place at The Faith Center in Sunrise, Flordia on Friday, February 20, 2015.
Minister David Bratton has written for the Timothy Wright Concert Choir, Vickie Winans, the Edwin Hawkins Music and Arts Seminar and others, but his Every Praise composition has taken hold in the hearts and minds of people across the globe. Recorded by Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Every Praise spent a year on the Billboard Top Gospel Airplay chart (with over 26 weeks at #1) and won Best Contemporary Gospel/Urban Song of the Year at this year’s Dove Awards. Every Praise has been translated into 15 different languages and is sung during worship in over 30 countries. On October 25th, Minister Bratton and a 20o voice choir will present a live worship recording experience at the York College in Jamaica, New York with Bishop Michael Blue, Emmanuela Young, Jeff Davis and others.
Motown Gospel recording artist and Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award winner Tasha Cobbs heads to Greenville, SC for a live recording on Monday, October 13th. “We all have heard the saying that you ‘appreciate something more when you invest in it’. If you’ve sacrificed and invested in order to get there, you’re not coming as a spectator, you’re coming to actively participate in the worship experience,” says Cobbs. “I’ve noticed that God always sends me places that require a sacrifice in order for one to attend,” she says about recording in South Carolina. “I had the opportunity to minister at Redemption Center a few months ago and I knew immediately that I was going to record there. Apostle Carpenter and the Redemption Church have been very gracious to open their church doors to us.”
The untitled project will pair Cobbs once again with producer VaShawn Mitchell and feature guest artists Bishop Paul Morton and Jamie Grace
Israel Houghton wants you to know that you are covered as his new single is released to radio. “Anyone who has followed our music for any length of time in our 15 years of existence knows that we tend to sing a lot about God’s grace,” said Israel Houghton. “We all need it. This single “Covered” represents the newest—and I believe clearest version of that force of God’s favor that I’ve ever had the privilege of writing.”
Israel and New Breed set their sites on Asia for a multi-country live recording of COVERED…ALIVE IN ASIA. The new album will mark Houghton’s 10th album with New Breed. The project will feature a concert film on limited theatrical release and DVD and a Spanish companion album.
Grammy winners Carol Cymbala and the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir announced their live recording scheduled for Friday, September 26th and Sunday, September 28th. The choir has plans to do an “all the way live” recording with no studio tracking. “This is taking us back to the concept of our first album Giving Him Thanks back in 1981, “ says BTC Music and Conference administrator Kevin Lewis. “Carol wanted to go back to what defined our sound in the beginning because Brooklyn Tabernacle is best when it’s completely live and spontaneous.”
On Saturday, August 23rd, all roads will lead to Evangel Cathedral in Upper Marlboro, Maryland for Anthology, the highly anticipated live recording from Richard Smallwood with Vision. Anthology is Smallwood’s first live recording in in five years and marks 13 years since he’s recorded live in his hometown of Washington, D.C.
The recording caps off a year of celebration for Smallwood. He was feted at the BMI Trailblazer of Gospel Awards during Stellar Award weekend and was celebrated at the BET Celebration of Gospel.
Newly signed Motown Gospel artist Brian Courtney Wilson pulls out all the stops for his first live recording session on July 25th. The event takes place at Pastor Rudy Rasmus’ St. John’s United Methodist Church in the city of Houston. The album entitled, “Worth Fighting For” will be Wilson’s debut release on the Motown Gospel label with production duties handled by the very capable Aaron Lindsey.
Lindsey could hardly contain his joy in preparing for the session. “I’m truly honored to see this recording come together. Brian’s songs are lyrically and musically so relevant to the current hybrid sound of worship and gospel that this recording is going to be amazing!” Wilson echoed the same sentiments, “I am so thankful to be recording new music with this team and to share in the experience with my friends, family and supporters. In some ways it feels like a long time coming…in other ways it feels like it is right on time.”