Posts Tagged ‘Jackson Southernaires’

Mississippi Mass Choir Recording Moves to October

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

MMC SpainThe live recording celebrating the 25th anniversary of America’s Choir, the Mississippi Mass Choir has moved from September 20th to October 17th. Stay tuned to GOSPELflava for news and updates.

Friday Flashback: Franklin Williams

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

MMC GHAs Mississippi Mass Choir prepares to celebrate 25 years of great music, GOSPELflava pauses to remember the legacy of its beloved founder, the inimitable Frank Williams. A gentle giant, Williams made a name for himself as a lead singer in the famed Jackson Southernaires. The Southernaires would be the first gospel group to join the Malaco Records family. Shortly thereafter, Frank was hired by Malaco as the Director of Gospel Promotions. Forever “Mississippi Proud”, Williams decided to form a mass choir consisting of the state’s finest singers and musicians. MMC’s self titled debut hit #1 five weeks after its release and would ride the charts for 45 consecutive weeks.
Among Frank’s musical contributions with MMC are Your Grace and Mercy, Near the Cross, Thanks You For My Mansion and It Remains to Be Seen.