Posts Tagged ‘Savoy’

Legendary Gospel Songwriter Pastor Rosie Wallace Passes

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Rosie WallaceOnce again, GOSPELflava joins others across the country saddened by news of the passing of Pastor Rosie Wallace of Philadelphia, Pa.  An outstanding singer, songwriter and evangelist, Pastor Wallace recorded several albums (many with her First Church of Love, Faith and Deliverance Choir) for Savoy Records and made an indelible imprint on Gospel music with her compositions God Cares, Wake Up in Glory, Take it to the Lord in Prayer and several others.  Funeral arrangements are pending.


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.

 

Funeral Services Honoring Gospel Legend Dr. Charles G. Hayes

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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GOSPELflava joins others across the country and the world in remembering the life’s work of Dr. Charles G. Hayes (known as Father Hayes), founder and pastor of Chicago’s Cosmopolitan Church of Prayer who passed away on Wednesday, February 13th.  Active in the GOSPEL music ministry for over 50 years, Father Hayes and the choir have travelled extensively throughout the US and abroad proclaiming the good news in song.  Funeral services celebrating his life are as follows:

 

 

Father Hayes arrangements

Passing of Bishop James Craig

Monday, July 30th, 2012

Gospelflava joins the gospel music community at large in mourning  the passing of Bishop James Craig.  James along with his brother Charles rose to prominence as The Craig Brothers recording for the Savoy and Sound of Gospel labels.

Read the Gospelflava article on the Craig Brothers here: http://www.gospelflava.com/articles/craigbrothersinterview2007.html

James Cleveland Singers Gene Viale Passes

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Gene Viale, a former member of the  James Cleveland Singers has passed away.  (more…)

Noted Preacher and Pastor Bishop Odis Floyd Passes

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

 

Gospelflava has been notified of the passing of Bishop Odis Floyd, celebrated senior pastor of the renowned New Jerusalem Full Gospel Baptist Church in Flint, Michigan on November 28th.  (more…)

Delois Barrett Campbell Funeral Services & Live Streaming

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

The body of Delois Barrett Campbell will lie in state at Trinity Untied Church of Christ on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 12 noon until 7:00 p.m. (more…)

Nothing Beats the ORIGINAL – James Lenox I Won’t Complain

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I am sure many of you watched Sunday’s Best and heard the stirring rendition of I Won’t Complain.  It stirred the historian in me to go and pull the dust off the original.  (more…)

Bishop Solomon Burke Passes

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

The Associated Press reported the passing of Bishop Solomon Burke on the morning of October 10th.  Bishop Burke was traveling to Amsterdam from Los Angeles for a performance.  He was 70. (more…)