Posts Tagged ‘Keith Pringle’

Songwriter and Producer Rickey Grundy Passes

Monday, July 27th, 2015

GOSPELflava jRGCoins others around the world saddened with news of the passing of Rickey R. Grundy. A master musician and composer, Grundy’s rise to prominence came with the recording of his song, Call Him Up (Can’t Stop Praising His Name) by Keith Pringle and the Pentecostal Community Choir.  His compositions dominated Gospel music over the next 2 decades in recordings by the Gospel Music Workshop of America Mass Choir, Ron Kenoly, Ann Nesby, Willmington Chester Mass Choir, Rodnie Bryant, Bishop Larry Trotter and others.  Rickey’s choir, the Rickey Grundy Chorale would go on to record for Sparrow Records and in later years, Rickey served as music director for Andrae Crouch.

 

Keith Pringle And The Pentecostal Community Choir 35th Year Reunion Concert

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Minister Keith Pringle was inspired to form and organize a community choir in the Los Angeles area while sitting in a nightly musical at the Gospel Music Workshop of America .  The choir would bear PCCthe name, the Pentecostal Community Choir and would record their first album at Reverend James Cleveland’s  Cornerstone Institutional Baptist Church.  That first album would yield such hits as True Victory, Trees and the ever popular Call Him Up (If You Confess the Lord).  With 7 recordings, multiple award nominations,  numerous concerts and appearances across the United States, the Pentecostal Community Choir now prepares to celebrate their 35th Year with a reunion concert scheduled for May 24, 2014 at the West Angeles Church of God In Christ.

Donny Hathaway Anthology Box Set Releases November 12th

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

The life and mDonny+Hathaway+Never+My+Love+TheAnthologyusic of Donny Hathaway is celebrated in Never My Love, The Anthology available in stores nationwide on November 12th. Included in the set are 3 gospel flavored tracks, namely Thank You Master (For My Soul), Lord Help Me and Come Ye Disconsolate, a duet from Hathaway’s successful music partnership with Roberta Flack.

Hathaway’s gospel roots run deep as his first musical experiences evolved from being a part of the church choir under the watchful eye of his grandmother in St. Louis. Hathaway continued a close affiliation with gospel music, producing and writing for Albertina Walker and the Caravans. Hathaway’s impact on gospel music is felt and heard in the varied covers of his music by Keith Pringle, Marvin Sapp, Darius Brooks, Richard Smallwood and Ted & Sheri. His daughter, Lalah continues to wow audiences with recent appearances on Donald Lawrence’s chart topping Best For Last CD.