Posts Tagged ‘Caravans’

Beverly Crawford Expresses Gratitude On New CD

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Beverly Crawford 514Can’t you see, its about time for a new CD from Evangelist Beverly Crawford.  Her remake of The Caravans’ 1962 hit “Sweeping Through the City” gave us something to shout about at the Stellar Awards in January and resonated with radio climbing into the top 40 on the radio charts.    The in demand preacher, pastor and radio host releases her 7th solo CD “Thank You For All You’ve Done” on the EchoPark JDI Entertainment label and hits the road with a tour supporting the CD’s release May 19th.

Beverly Crawford Poised For A Sweep

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

BC SweepingBeverly Crawford takes great pleasure in “churchin” her audience as evidenced in her glory days with Bobby Jones’ New Life Singers (He’ll Step Right In) and her house rocking rendition of  It’s About Time for a Miracle from her Live from Los Angeles CD.  She  recently whet our appetite with her remake of the Caravans’ Sweeping Through the City at the Stellar Awards pre show.  Now JDI has shown us the artwork and informed us a single is imminent. As for our response, we simply can’t wait. We’ve got our tambourines and shouting shoes ready.

Jubilee Showcase Commemorative DVD Collection Available

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Long before Gospel Music Channel and Bobby Jones Gospel, there was a show originating out of Chicago Illinois that brought GOSPEL MUSIC into the homes of tv viewers each Sunday morning.  You can now have a piece of Gospel Music history with the release of the Jubilee Showcase DVD Collectors Edition Jubilee Showcase

Steve Ordower, son of Jubilee Showcase host, the late Sid Ordower,  has compiled the “Jubilee Showcase” compilation DVD featuring classic performances from the 1960s and 1970s of The Staple Singers, The Soul Stirrers, Inez Andrews, Andrae Crouch and Jessy Dixon, among others.   PBS has been airing an hour-long special on the groundbreaking series celebrating its 50 years since late November 2013. Scores of artists and personalities appeared on the show over the years, ranging from James Cleveland, The Staple Singers and Andrae Crouch to Rev. Jesse Jackson. At its height, “Jubilee Showcase” boasted over 250,000 weekly viewers and presented some of the biggest names in gospel.

 

The DVD is available online at http://www.jubileeshowcase.com.

Jubilee Showcase 50th Anniversary Celebrated on PBS

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Jubilee ShowcaseLong before the days of Bobby Jones Gospel, Sid Ordower hosted a groundbreaking gospel music television program that aired from 1963 to 1984 on WLS Channel 7 in Chicago featuring some of the biggest names in gospel called Jubilee Showcase. The Emmy Award winning weekly show will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a Public Broadcasting System (PBS) Pledge special on WTTW, the Chicago PBS affiliate, on October 10, 2013 at 9 P.M. CST, then began to air nationally on PBS stations throughout the United States beginning in December 2013.

The pledge program, hosted by Clifton Davis will present historic footage of The Staple Singers, The Soul Stirrers and The Caravans and others.  “I love gospel music,” Davis says of his decision to host the program. “I love historic gospel music. Every time we review this on television, a new generation has a chance to be introduced to something that inspired us back then.”

Monica Lisa Stevenson Celebrates New CD Release

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Monica LisaAtlanta’s Monica Lisa Stevenson makes a splash with the release of Live In Atlanta on May 14th.  Live In Atlanta is Monica’s first nationally distributed CD releasing exclusively through Central South Distribution.  Right There is already making impact at radio and the CD also features a memorable performance with Chicago’s Angela Spivey on Hold On.  The CD also features Monica’s cover of Lord Keep Me (Day by Day) popularized by the late Albertina Walker and the Caravans.

A CD Release concert will be held on the evening of May 14th featuring appearances from Lowell Pye, Shawn Bigby and Terrence Cotton.

Shirley Caesar Eulogizes Inez Andrews

Monday, December 31st, 2012

David Spearman courtesy of DV and Associates shared this clip of Pastor Shirley Caesar having remarks at the funeral celebration of Inez Andrews.

Funeral Arrangements for Gospel Legend Inez Andrews

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The funeral arrangements for Inez Andrews have been announced

Musical Salute

Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7:00 P.M.

Homegoing Celebration

Friday, December 28, 2012 –

10:00 AM Visitation

11:00 AM Service

All services will be held at:

Apostolic Church of God

6320 South Dorchester Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

Inez Andrews to Receive Ambassador Bobby Jones Legend Award

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Inez Andrews, iconic gospel singer known across the world for her soaring contralto and vocal delivery on Mary, Don’t You Weep will be honored with the Ambassador Bobby Jones Legend Award at the 28th Annual Stellar Awards held on January 19th at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Andrews joined the Caravans in 1957 and was featured as a lead soloist on many of the Carvans hits, including I’m Willing To Wait, I’m Not Tired Yet and Make It In.  After a stellar career with the Caravans, she left in 1962 and had a huge success with the crossover hit Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain.

 

Passing of the Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker

Friday, October 8th, 2010

Gospelflava.com joins the world in mourning the passing of the Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker at the age of 81.  Funeral arrangements are pending.

Albertina Walker Update

Friday, September 17th, 2010

The Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker has used her website (albertinawalker.com) 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.