Posts Tagged ‘Jeffrey LaValley’

Glenn Allen Gray Addresses Life’s Challenges In New Song

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

Blessing GAGSinger/songwriter Glenn Allen Gray states that prayer is the answer with the release of his latest single, Lord We Need Your Blessing.  Gray wrote the song in response to the blaring images of  violence against the youth across the nation as well as being personally impacted by the Flint water crisis.   “The world as we know it is on a downward spiral and moving quickly”, says Gray.  “Living in Flint and seeing first-hand the water crisis and its impact on all life, not just the young but the old, it is clear that we need a course of action and immediate assistance. II Chronicles 7:14 is the answer for our problem.   Every major move of God comes as people unite and ask God to intervene.”

Gray’s musicality and exposure to the Eddie Kendricks Motown sounds shine as he collaborates with noted producer Jeffrey LaValley as well as up and coming Gospel Rap artist Darian GrayLord We Need Your Blessing is available now on iTunes, Amazon and other retailers.

New Jerusalem Celebrates 50 Years

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

New Jerusalem LightWhenever we get an opportunity to remember the heyday of Mass Choirs, we seize the opportunity.  Now, truth be told, we got a little misty eyed and waxed nostalgic with news of New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church celebrating its 50th anniversary on October 17th and 18th.  An anticipated part of the celebration is the reunion of the New Jerusalem Inspirational Choir.    Under the direction of Curtis Hayes and Jeffrey LaValley, New Jerusalem made its mark recording some 10 albums giving us a reason to go to Flint, Michigan to hear Sunday morning church music with  HITS that include Everything Will Be Alright (with James Cleveland), The Lord is My Light, I Can’t Feel At Home, His Eye is on the Sparrow, Show Me the Way (with the inimitable voice of the late Bishop Odis Floyd on lead) and the unforgettable Revelations 19 (Hallelujah, Salvation and Glory).

Here’s some throwback music for your listening enjoyment

Jeffrey LaValley Honored at Hampton Ministers Conference

Monday, June 24th, 2013

GOSPELflava congratulates the incomparable Elder A. Jeffrey LaValley Commendation AJLon receiving the Roland Carter Living Legend in Church Music Award at this year’s Hampton University Ministers, Choir Directors and Organists Conference in early June.  LaValley’s composition of Revelation 19:1 (Hallelujah, Salvation & Glory) was included in the recently released Lift Up Your Hearts Hymnal  published by the Christian Reformed Church of North America.

Hear Stephen Hurd’s interpretation of the classic here: