Posts Tagged ‘Malaco Music Group’

Mississippi Mass Choir Declares God’s On Your Side

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Miss MassThe Wait Is Over!!!!! Malaco Music Group went to Youtube to “leak” God’s On Your Side, the first single from the Mississippi Mass Choir’s 25th Anniversary CD, Declaration of Dependence. God’s On Your Side is written and produced by Stan Jones and features newly signed RCA Inspiration recording artist LeAndria Johnson.  The CD was recorded in front of a capacity crowd last fall in Jackson, Mississippi.  Head over to the MMC facebook page to get a look at the video or you can check it out via the following link .

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God’s On Your Side – Mississippi Mass Choir

 

Mighty Brooklyn Skyways Founder Willie Connell Johnson Passes

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Thoughts and prayers goSkyways out to Malaco Music Group Gospel Division Director D. A. Johnson in the passing of his father, Willie Connell Johnson last week in Jamaica, New York.  The elder Johnson founded the Mighty Brooklyn Skyways quartet recording for Peacock Records and later for Savoy Records.

Funeral services are scheduled for Friday, March 14th at the Holy Nazarene Deliverance Ministry, 237 Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn.

 

Carolyn Traylor – The Praise Continues

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Carolyn TraTraylorylor wowed audiences with There’s a Story Behind My Praise, the title cut from her sophomore project from Malaco Music Group.  Her testimony of faith tried by the fire and how God gave her a song in the night seasons of her life was an inspiration to many.  After a 5 year hiatus, Carolyn makes a bold statement with (God is) Good to Me, her latest single from Malaco Music Group.

The song is available on iTunes, but you can catch a first listen here:

Mississippi Mass Choir Sets Recording Date

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

The Mississippi Mass Choir hasMMC December set September 20th for their 10th live recording in celebration of Gospel Music Heritage Month as well as their 25th anniversary.  All roads will lead to the Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson, Mississippi for this highly anticipated event with Stan Jones in the producer’s chair.  The choir kicked off the official 25th anniversary celebration tour in Houston with noteworthy appearances alongside Dr. Myrlie Evers Williams and Julian Bond at the NAACP celebration for Medgar Evers and the AME Zion Church Convocation.  Additional tour dates are scheduled during the fall in the midwest and the east coast.

Tommy Couch, Jr. Succeeds Father As President of Malaco Music Group

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Tommy Couch MARSMalaco Music Group announced today the election of Thomas J. Couch, Jr. (pictured first on the left) as President and CEO. Couch Jr. succeeds his father, Tommy Couch, Sr. who co founded Malaco Records in the late 60s. Malaco made huge strides into gospel by signing the Jackson Southernaires in 1975 followed by the acquisition of Savoy Records in the 80s and Atlanta International Records in 2005. Today, the Malaco roster includes Luther Barnes, Maurette Brown Clark, Mississippi Mass Choir, Georgia Mass Choir and Jekalyn Carr.

Couch, Sr. had this to say on his son’s election: “Tommy was instrumental and took the lead in several of our acquisitions throughout the years with the most important being the purchase of 50% interest in Select-O-Hits, the premier independent record distributor located in Memphis, TN. In this ever- changing and challenging Music Business, Tommy has the leadership, experience and vision to carry Malaco forward.”

Stan Jones Tapped to Produce Mississippi Mass Choir

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

America’s Choir, the Mississippi Mass Choir is celebrating the selection of Clarksdale, MS native son Stan Jones as producer for their 25th Anniversary Live Recording project. Stan Jones

A noted songwriter and award winning producer, Jones’ song credits include Hold On recorded by Yolanda Adams, He Has His Hands on You recorded by Marvin Sapp and All I Need recorded by Brian Courtney Wilson (which spent a record 90 + weeks on the Billboard Gospel Songs Chart) in addition to production credits for The Williams Brothers,  The Canton Spirituals and Tim Rogers.

Mississippi Mass Choir 25th Anniversary – Update

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Rehearsals are underway for a celebration of gigantic proportions as America’s Choir, the Mississippi Mass Choir prepMMCares to celebrate their 25th Anniversary with a live recording. This marks the 10th album from the singing aggregation formed by the late Frank Williams in 1988.    In addition to new music, MMC prepares a “walk down memory lane” reliving some musical moments from the past featuring some of the choir’s most beloved soloists.  GOSPELflava will keep you abreast of  special MMC happenings as they evolve.

Getting to Know Kevin Vasser

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Kevin VasserWhile you’ve heard his voice most recently on Joy Will from Pastor Charles Jenkins and Fellowship Chicago’s Stellar Award winning Best of Both Worlds CD,  Malaco Music Group Recording Artist Kevin Vasser is set to makes waves at radio with Only You Can Deliver (featuring DeWayne Woods), the first single from his debut Malaco CD.  Vasser posted this video to help us to get to know  and understand the man, the ministry and his love for music.

 

 

Malaco Music Group Happenings

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Jekalyn CarrThere a lot of noise being made over at Malaco Records.  The Mississippi based music company re-signed The Fantastic Violinaires and recorded its new group, The Little Angels in their newly designed state of the art recording studio in January.  Many will recall that the old studio was damaged as a result of a destructive tornado in the spring of 2011.   Malaco announced a joint venture with Arkansas based Lunjeal Music Group for the CD release of 15 year old Evangelist Jekalyn Carr.  The CD is scheduled for a spring release.  Malaco favorites The Mississippi Mass Choir was in the studio with Veronica Pertrucci (of Angelo and Veronica fame) making preparations to celebrate their 25th year anniversary and live recording and radio is getting its first listen at Only You Can Deliver, the anticipated Malaco release from Chicago’s Kevin Vasser. New Kevin Vasser

Mississippi Mass Choir Takes You There

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

There’s a praise celebration going on as Mississippi Mass Choir extends a first class invitation for you to join them as they embark upon their 2012 tour of Spain.  Gospelflava, your #1 source for “Everything Gospel”  will have all access as America’s Favorite Choir travels abroad making stops in the following cities:

Pamplona
Gernika
Madrid
San Sebastian
Gijon
Naron
Santander
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Miranda de Ebro
Arrasate Mondragon
Go behind the scenes, take in the sights and sounds of Spain, catch up on rehearsals and so much more. Stay with Gospelflava.com for exclusives that you can’t get anywhere else. Prepare yourself for the 25th Anniversary Year Long Celebration of the Mississippi Mass Choir. More news to follow.