Posts Tagged ‘James Hall’

Eone Collects 15 Nominations For Dove Awards

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Hezekiah Walker Azusa The Next Generation 2-Better-Album CoverEntertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.

“Congratulations to all of our honorees! We’re excited for them to be recognized. They’ve all had an incredible year delivering their music, message and ministry to the masses! We consider this a great accomplishment for each of them!” says Stephania Andry-Wilkinson (Senior Director of Marketing, Urban Inspiration – Entertainment One Music Nashville)

eOne Music’s nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards:

DEITRICK HADDON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Masterpiece

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “Be Like Jesus”

 

HEZEKIAH WALKER

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Better”

 

JAMES HALL WORSHIP & PRAISE

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – WAP New Era

 

JAPAN MASS CHOIR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Powerful

 

JONATHAN McREYNOLDS

GOSPEL ARTIST OF THE YEAR

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Life Music: Stage Two

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

SHORT FORM VIDEO OF THE YEAR – “The Way That You Love Me”

 

JONATHAN NELSON

CONTEMPORARY GOSPEL/URBAN ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Fearless

 

SHIRLEY CAESAR

TRADITIONAL GOSPEL RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “It’s Alright, It’s Ok” (ft. Anthony Hamilton)

 

TODD DULANEY

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “The Anthem”

 

WILLIAM McDOWELL

URBAN WORSHIP ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Sounds of Revival

URBAN WORSHIP RECORDED SONG OF THE YEAR – “Spirit Break Out”

Gospel Artists React To the Passing Of Music Icon, Prince

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Prince Rogers Nelson passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 57.  Having influences that defied genre, his presence will certainly be missed.  Gospel music’s best and brightest took to social media yesterday to express themselves.

Anthony Brown (FB)
Some news you just never think you’ll see or read..wow..I am literally speechless. Speechless. RIP to one of the greatest entertainers and artist to ever walk the face of the earth. Wow… Sincerely praying for his family. This hits home for all the music makers and dreamers.. (more…)

James Hall In His Own Words

Friday, October 30th, 2015

GOSPELflava got a  chance to speak with the innovatively unique trendsetter, Professor James Hall, whose new disc WAP New Era drops on October 30th.  James HallHall spoke candidly about the choir’s 28 years and his experiences working on the new project.

Professor, tell us about the new CD

Our new CD WAP (Worship and Praise) New Era hits retail and digital outlets on October 30th, I know there are a lot of people who want to know why I gave it that title. It is a new era for us; Worship and Praise has been together for 28 years, and with that being said, I don’t have a lot of the faces that were there 28 years ago, a lot of people have retired or got too old to be doing all the travel and  being on the road,  but I am grateful to God that I do still have a good amount of people that have been with me for over 20 years. There’s a lot of new faces  in the group, but the sound is still Worship and Praise. (more…)

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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Pastor David Wright-Continuing Wright Traditions

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Tim Wright The late Reverend Timothy Wright was a gospel music supernova and is well remembered for the charm and uniquely warm spirit he exhibited as a choir director, preacher,  singer, composer and musician.  Reverend Wright knew how to get what he wanted out of a choir and a soloist and songs like Who’s On the Lord’s Side, Come Thou Almighty King, He is Risen (Let’s Celebrate), Jesus Will and many others  still resonate in churches, from street side storefronts to massive cathedrals across the country, even today.  In 1993, RevereDavid Wrightnd Wright called together a few of his friends including Donnie McClurkin and Hezekiah Walker  for the recording of the New York Fellowship Mass Choir.  The hugely successful project was followed up in 2003 with NYFMC 2 featuring  Professor James Hall, Keith Wonderboy Johnson, Valerie Boyd, David Bratton and others.  Picking up his father’s mantle some ten years later, Pastor David Wright has issued a call for 500 voices to form the New York Fellowship Mass Choir – Next Generation honoring the legacy of the work his dad began over 20 years ago.     Recording dates have been set for June 8th and 9th in Brooklyn. This is sure to be one of the memorable musical events of 2013.

A Celebration of James Hall

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

And as it was that on the first Saturday in the month of December, people would gather from far and away to express appreciation and say thanks to a gospel giant (although small in stature) , namely Professor James Hall.  The meeting place was Brooklyn’s Full Gospel Assembly Church.  Some of the area’s best and brightest were a part of this celebration including Hall’s own Worship and Praise ensemble and the church choir of which he has given dedicated service to over for the last 15 years, the Voices of Citadel.  Also on hand was JaQuan Hall and Spirit of Praise, Bishop Andrew Ford and the Voices of Ford Memorial Temple, Lucinda Moore, Mike Willis and the Called and Sunday Best contestant Michael Lampkin.

A Thursday Take Me Back With Byron Cage and Derrick Brinkley

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

In 1986, (unofficial Commissioned member) Derrick Brinkley recorded a solo album for Tyscot Records.  The Grammy nominated Glorious Day LP was an extension of the Commissioned ministry with Mike Brooks, Fred Hammond and Mike Williams playing and Karl Reid and Keith Staten doing background vocalsThe album  included a number of radio hits including The Race, the title cut and a fan favorite Say Yes penned by Darryl Ford.

Fast forward to 2009 when Byron Cage (a Detroit native) gets the idea to “blow the dust off” and do a cover of Simply Yes on his Faithful To Believe CD. The song got a new “Sunday Church Suit and Bowtie” with a churchy organ intro and reworked to “make you sit up and take notice” choir arrangement. You knew it was church when the shout breaks out at the end.

 

Now with all this Say Yes going around, you know we would be remiss if we left out the quintessential GOD WANTS A YES, courtesy of James Hall and WAP