Posts Tagged ‘Inez Andrews’

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.

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.

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

Legendary Gospel Singer Inez Andrews Passes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Gospelflava joins others across the world mourning the passing of legendary gospel icon Inez Andrews. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends in Chicago and countless fans around the world.

Andrews was a giant in gospel, having sang with Albertina Walker and the Caravans before beginning a career with her own group.  Among her most popular songs are Mary, Don’t You Weep, Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain, He Won’t Deny Me, I’m Willing to Wait and others.

The Stellar Awards announced plans to honor Andrews with the Bobby Jones Legends Award in January.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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.

 

The Caravans honor Dr. Albertina Walker during Funeral Celebration

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

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The Legendary Caravans were reunited once again to pay homage and celebrate the life of the group organizerand the Queen of Gospel, Dr. Albertina Walker during the celebration services held in Chicago on October 15, 2010 at the West Point Baptist Church.  Singing together again were Pastor Shirley Caesar, Evangelist Dorothy Norwood, Inez Andrews, Delois Washington, Gwen Morgan and Loleatta Howard backed by Faith Howard and Just Friends.

Aretha Franklin honors the Queen of Gospel

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The Celebration of Life for the Queen of Gospel Dr.  Albertina Walker took place over October 14th and 15th in Chicago, Illinois, the Gospel Music Capital of the World as well as Albertina Walker’s birthplace and home city. The two days of celebration brought the masses from all across the country to pay homage to this Gospel Music Giant.  During the Friday Funeral service, the Queen of Soul, the legendary Aretha Franklin was given an opportunity to share her memories of The Caravans and other gospel groups of yesterday as well as give a rousing rendition of I’ll Fly Away, all of which you can watch above. Pictures from the two day celebration will be posted shortly at Gospelflava.com

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.