Posts Tagged ‘The Caravans’

Dorothy Norwood’s Journey Enters Billboard At Number 2

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

DN Incredible JourneyAs Evangelist Dorothy Norwood releases her 52nd recording project on her DNMG label with distribution from Echopark/JDI, the disc receives a warm reception from gospel music fans  and makes its debut at number 2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart.  The CD also bows at  number 57 on the Billboard Top 200.  Journey surpasses her other top seller “Live featuring Northern California G.M.W.A. Mass Choir” which was #3 on the Gospel Albums chart in January 1992.

Legendary Gospel Singer Inez Andrews Passes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Gospelflava joins others across the world mourning the passing of legendary gospel icon Inez Andrews. Our prayers and thoughts are with her family and friends in Chicago and countless fans around the world.

Andrews was a giant in gospel, having sang with Albertina Walker and the Caravans before beginning a career with her own group.  Among her most popular songs are Mary, Don’t You Weep, Lord, Don’t Move the Mountain, He Won’t Deny Me, I’m Willing to Wait and others.

The Stellar Awards announced plans to honor Andrews with the Bobby Jones Legends Award in January.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Another Caravans CD From Dorothy Norwood Music Group??

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

With the news this week of Dorothy Norwood launching her  very own Dorothy Norwood Music Group imprint , many gospel insiders wondered if this would be the vehicle Norwood will use for the release of the follow up to the 2006 Caravans Paved the Way CD.

Evangelist Norwood informed Gospelflava back in 2008 of plans to release another session from the group that introduced the world to the likes of the late Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker, the late Reverend James Cleveland,  Inez Andrews, Delois Washington and Evangelist Shirley Caesar.  Paved the Way was a resounding success debuting at #7 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts and remained on the charts for an impressive 22 weeks.  The CD received multiple award nominations, including a Soul Train, Dove , Grammy and three Stellar Award Nominations.

In the meantime, the gospel community patiently awaits word of an artist roster and release schedule from the newly formed Dorothy Norwood Music Group.

Aretha Franklin honors the Queen of Gospel

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

The Celebration of Life for the Queen of Gospel Dr.  Albertina Walker took place over October 14th and 15th in Chicago, Illinois, the Gospel Music Capital of the World as well as Albertina Walker’s birthplace and home city. The two days of celebration brought the masses from all across the country to pay homage to this Gospel Music Giant.  During the Friday Funeral service, the Queen of Soul, the legendary Aretha Franklin was given an opportunity to share her memories of The Caravans and other gospel groups of yesterday as well as give a rousing rendition of I’ll Fly Away, all of which you can watch above. Pictures from the two day celebration will be posted shortly at Gospelflava.com

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Albertina Walker

Friday, October 8th, 2010

The Order of Services honoring the life of the Queen of Gospel Dr. Albertina Walker are as follows: (more…)