Posts Tagged ‘Hezekiah Walker’

Melvin Crispell Passes

Friday, May 30th, 2014

MelvinCrispellLegendary Songwriter and Charlotte-area resident Melvin Crispell has passed away unexpectedly. It is believed that Crispell passed from complications connected to his diabetes, during a minor surgery.

Melvin Crispell was most widely known for his ground-breaking and prolific skill on a church organ.   Gospel artists worldwide have taken to social media to express this enormous loss. Yolanda Adams remarked via twitter “Melvin Crispell is a legend whose music influenced choirs & musicians. His legacy will live on through the music God birthed through him.” And that music is ringing out today in celebration of the life and musical legacy. Songs like “Jesus Is My Help” recorded by Hezekiah Walker, and “Wonderful Is Your Name” recorded by Walker as well as Juanita Bynum. There are countless songs recorded by James Hall Worship & Praise, among them “Caught Up” and “He Took My Place”, from Crispell’s early days and life in New York.

BET Blogger Torrence Glenn paid tribute to the mastery and majesty of Crispell’s works here: RIP: Professor Melvin Crispell

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Hezekiah Walker Brings The Praise To Arsenio

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Set your DVR as BishoHezp Hezekiah Walker makes his debut on the Arsenio Hall Show singing his smash hit, Every Praise on Thursday, May 1st.  Every Praise set a record topping the Billboard Radio Charts for 26 non-consecutive weeks.  Check your local listings for station information and time in your area.

WOW Gospel 2014 Bows At #1 On Billboard Gospel Charts

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

WOW 2014The WOW Gospel series continues to hold its own as the 2014 edition made its debut at #1 atop the Billboard Gospel Chart and a respectable showing at #26 on the Billboard 200 chart.  The 30 song 2 disc set and DVD features music from Gospel’s top artists including Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Erica Campbell, Lecrae, Kierra Sheard, Tasha Cobbs, James Fortune and others. WOW Gospel 2014 features new music from Sheri Jones Moffet and Anita Wilson and is available in stores and via digital outlets everywhere.

2013 Soul Train Nominees Announced

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Tasha_Cobbs_Single_FINALThe 2013 Soul Train Awards honoring both the artists and the music that they make will take place on November 8th, 2013 at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The awards show will honor artists in 12 different categories. Artists in the category for Best Gospel/Inspirational Performance are: (more…)

Michelle Williams Hosts How Sweet the Sound Finale Special On TV One

Friday, March 29th, 2013

TV One will air Verizon’s How Sweet The Sound Road to Gospel Greatness: The Finale hosted by Light Records’  Michelle Williams on Sunday, March 31, at 10 PM/ET.  The one-hour television special will feature performances bMichelley each of the regional finalists as well as the announcement of the grand prize winner. The choirs were judged based on their winning performances at the regional shows by a distinguished panel of judges in the gospel music community that included CeCe Winans, Erica Campbell of Mary Mary, Fred Hammond, Hezekiah Walker and James Robinson from Light Records.

Sunday Best Season 6 Audition Songs Revealed

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Sunday-Best-09_aBET Sunday Best Auditions are about to begin and BET has released the official list of audition songs contestants can sing:

Audition Songs

1. I Need Your Glory – Earnest Pugh
2. Nobody Greater – Vashawn Mitchell
3. Awesome – Charles Jenkins
4. Thank You Lord (For All You’ve Done For Me) – Walter Hawkins
5. I’ll Make It – Hezekiah Walker
6. Turning Around For Me – Vashawn Mitchell
7. Indescribable – Kierra Sheard
8. Holy Holy Holy – Traditional Version
9. I Need Thee Every Hour – Traditional Version
10. No Not One (There’s Not A Friend) – Traditional Version
11. Near The Cross (In The Cross) – Traditional Version
12. Blessed Assurance – Traditional Version
13. Blessed Quietness – Traditional Version
14. Jesus Paid It All – Traditional Version
15. Never Alone – Traditional Version
16. Battle Hymn Of The Republic – Traditional Version
17. It Pays To Serve Jesus – Traditional Version
18. Just As I Am – Traditional Version
19. Since Jesus Came Into My Heart – Traditional Version
20. It Is Well – Traditional Version
21. Power In The Blood – Traditional Version
22. Savior, Like A Shepherd Lead Us – Traditional Version
23. I Surrender All – Traditional Version
24. Bye and Bye (When The Morning Comes) – Traditional Version

Mondays News and Noteworthy

Monday, November 19th, 2012

 

In our new feature covering the “Word on the Street”.

 Mali Music tweeted about being in the studio with Jennifer Hudson while John P Kee took time away from his Life and Favor Tour to go in the studio and complete a mix on San Franklin.  Pastor Kee tweeted about a new single with Hezekiah Walker and the possibility of a Brothers Tour featuring Kee, Hezekiah Walker, Tye Tribbett  and Fred Hammond.

The reviews are coming in strong for the B Chase Williams and the Shabach Choir (Take A Trip) live recording and DVD taping on Saturday in Atlanta with special guest MC VaShawn Mitchell and guest soloist Ms. Kim McFarland.

Israel Houghton’s Jesus at the Center Tour made its way to the First Baptist Church of Glen Arden in the DC/MD area where Stephen Hurd serves as Senior Pastor of Worship.   You can find an unplugged acoustic worship and an insightful word on Worship from Israel Houghton on Steven Furtick’s Elevation Church website: http://www.elevationchurch.org/sermons/worshiptogo

Steven Hurd was in the motor city  on Friday as the gospel community kicked off the dedication and celebration for The WORD Network’s new state of the art studio and world headquarters. Broadcast live during a very special Rejoice in the WORD , music was rendered by Marvin Sapp, Damita Haddon, Lisa Page Brooks, Lexi, Wess Morgan, Tim Stevens and others.

The Mary Mary Go Get It Tour made its final stop in Hampton, VA at the Hampton Coliseum.  The tour also featured Isaac Carree, Anthony Brown and Group Therapy and VaShawn Michell.  While the DC stop on the tour was postponed, the tour picks back up in Spring 2013 with additional cities and dates.

 

 

Isaac Carree’s Uncommon Me Gets 5 Stellar Nominations

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

 

It doesn’t seem like it has been 20 years since Isaac Carree first burst on the scene as a front man for John P. Kee’s New Life Community Choir.  We remember those days well when Isaac, Lowell Pye and John P. Kee would carry the day through hit songs Wash Me, Wave It Away and Jesus Is Real. Issac would go on to be a founding member of the group Men of Standard in addition to singing with Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship as well as backing Michelle Williams and Kirk Franklin.

Today, Isaac Carree can add a new chapter in his list of accomplishments, as he is a Stellar award nominee for his first solo project.  And we couldn’t be more happier.  Its a wonderful opportunity for us to put some of our favorite Isaac moments that you will hear below.

Congratulations Isaac from your friends at Gospelflava.

Isaac Carree – Total Nominations 5
New Artist of the Year, Producer of the Year, Contemporary Male of the Year, Urban Inspirational Single or Performance and Music Video of the Year

Kim Burrell & Israel Houghton Will Host The 13th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards!

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Kim Burrell and Israel Houghton will host the 13th annual BMI Trailblazer’s of Gospel Music Awards, which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on January 13th. The BMI awards honors those in Gospel music that have served as trailblazers.  This year’s honorees are Hezekiah Walker and Kirk Franklin. They have definitely blazed a trail in different ways within the Gospel music genre. Kirk Franklin has revolutioned Gospel in the realm of traditonal and contemporary styles, and Hezekiah Walker has shown his astounding ability to produce hit after hit with the choir sound. Congratulations to Kirk Franklin and Hezekiah Walker! It’s sure to be a great event.

Bishop Hezekiah Walker-Concert & Official Announcement of His Elevation to Presiding Bishop of the Pentecostal Churches of Jesus Christ

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

On April 24th, which is known by the gospel community as “Resurrection Sunday”, Bishop Hezekiah Walker and the Love Fellowship Tabernacle hosted morning and evening services at the Brooklyn Marriott in NYC.  We were able to attend the evening service where communion was served and the official anouncement ceremony of his elevation took place. The evening’s announcement ceremony was just a pre-cursor to the June 12th ceremony that will take place in Bridgeport, Connecticut. It was followed by a gospel concert featuring: The Love Fellowship Tabernacle Choir, The Nevels Sisters, JMoss, JJ Hairston&YouthFul Praise,  and Tye Tribbett. Bebe Winans was also in the house to help celebrate with Bishop Walker.  It was a wonderful time had by all! Congratulations Bishop Walker! We will remind our readers about Bishop’s elevation services as the ceremonial date approaches.