Posts Tagged ‘Curtis Fondren’

The Chicago Gospel Sound Celebrated On New Disc

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Sirens Records Lift Me UpThe Sirens Records, whose catalog includes memorable recordings from Gospel Legends Geraldine and Rev. Donald Gay, Rev. Dwayne Mason and Edward Robinson continues its delve into the revered Chicago Gospel sound with its latest release, Lift Me Up.

The CD pulls together some of Chicago’s finest keyboard masters including Richard Gibbs (son of Inez Andrews and accompanist for Aretha Franklin), Elsa Harris (longtime member of the Jessy Dixon Singers), Rev. Bryant Jones, Lavelle Lacy, Terry Moore, and Rev. Eric Thomas with master drummer Curtis Fondren for a nostalgic yet spirited encounter with Sunday church music.¬† Lending vocal assistance to the project are Rev. Donald Gay, Rev. DeAndrae Patterson and Dorothy Robertson.

Lift Me Up is a continuation of the label’s efforts¬† to preserve authentic Chicago Blues, Boogie Woogie, Gospel, and Jazz piano music. The disc hits retail outlets during the month of August.

Reverend Clay Evans Heritage Series Offers New Music

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Great news for the Clay Evansmasses who love the authentic Chicago church sound. The Clay Evans Heritage Series compilation will feature vintage recordings that cover the 50 + years of ministry of Reverend Evans and the Fellowship Choir.

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