Posts Tagged ‘Reverend Milton Brunson’

Chicago’s Tommies Reunite For Live Recording and DVD

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

through-god-s-eyesTCSIn a year that gave utterance to the reunions of Tye Tribbett and GA and Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Love Fellowship Crusade Choir, the Divine has sanctioned the reunion of one of America’s most beloved choir’s, Reverend Milton Brunson’s Tommies.  The Chicago based ensemble dominated Gospel music with soul stirring and heartfelt performances introducing the world to Tina Watson, Kim McFarland, Leanne Fainne, Percy Bady, Tyrone Block, Tommy Stewart, Ethel Holloway and many others.  Their albums became the new hymnbook with such masterpieces as Lord, Im Available To You, There Is No Way, Cleansed By The Blood, He’s Still Good, He Cares, If I Be Lifted, My Mind’s Made Up, Over and Over and the list goes on.

On August 29th, all roads will lead to the New Faith Baptist Church outside of Chicago for the Tommies Reunion Live CD and DVD Recording.  The momentous occasion pairs singers some old and new with the Tommies’ unique Dream Team  of Darius Brooks, Percy Bady, Steve Huff, Kevin Brunson, Tyrone Block, Al Willis and Richard Gibbs for a night of healing through the power of anointed music.

Check out the Tommies Reunion website for ticket, hotel info and other details.

Playing Catch Up with Carlis Moody, Jr.

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Carlis 7Recognized the world over for his original composition (Lord, I’m ) Available To You, GOSPELflava played catch up with GRAMMY Award winning singer/songwriter Carlis L Moody Jr.  (more…)

Gospel Super Producer Percy Bady Signs With Maranatha Music

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

Maranatha! Music announced today a partnership with Award Winning Producer Percy Bady.  Bady will release his own solo projects and spearhead A/R for the Gospel division of Maranatha! Music as the director of Maranatha! Gospel. Bady’s first solo CD  for Maranatha Gospel will be released in 2013.

Bady is recognized in music circles as one of the most well-known and well-respected names in Gospel and R&B music. His body of work has garnered 26 Gold and Platinum albums and has paired him with Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin, Donald Lawrence, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Michelle Williams (Destiny’s Child), Dionne Warwick, Michael McDonald, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Whitney Houston, Ronald Isley, Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Reverend Milton Brunson, The Thompson Community Singers, and R. Kelly.

Projects You Might Have Missed:Leanne Faine – Serve The Lord

Friday, May 27th, 2011

You would have to be living in a vacuum to not remember the glory days of Reverend Milton Brunson’s Thompson Community Singers.  Affectionately known as the Tommies and hailing from Chicago, Illinois- the Gospel Music Capital of the World, this choir dominated the charts during the 80s and 90s with multiple hits fronted by masterful musicians and skilled lead vocalists.  Leanne Faine was a huge part of the TCS hit machine(The Holy Ghost, Guess You’re Wondering) and went on to even greater acclaim with regular appearances on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show on BET and touring with Dr. Jones’ Nashville Super Choir ensemble.  With 2solo projects under her belt (the self titled “Leanne” and “Conqueror”), the end of 2010  brought the release of her latest effort Serve the Lord.

Backed by a group of hand picked singers whom she christened Favor, Leanne brings the liquid smoke, lighter fluid and fire to the bar b cue on this project.  Here lies a treasury of gospel standards done “Leanne Faine style”.  The Power Plays include When the Gates Swing Open, Come to my Rescue (yes, the Luther Barnes one), her own cover of  the Tommies’ Just a Prayer Away, a tribute to fellow TCS member Ethel Holloway in the form of He’ll Make it Alright and a contemporary Can I Get a Witness.  The title cut Serve the Lord and He Kept Me round out the disc.  Its unequivocally all Leanne and very nicely done.