Posts Tagged ‘The James’

Chicago Gospel Music Festival Welcomes Hezekiah Walker, Shirley Caesar and Travis Greene

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Travis Greene 2Chicago, the Gospel music capitol of the world celebrates Gospel music in a big way as it gets in gear for the 31st annual Chicago Gospel Music Festival taking place in downtown Chicago at Millennium Park June 3rd and 4th.  Among the headliners for this year’s fest are Grammy Award winners Bishop Hezekiah Walker and Pastor Shirley Caesar, Grammy nominees Travis Greene and Bryan Courtney Wilson as well as William Murphy and local Chicago favorites Chicago Mass Choir, Kenny Lewis and One Voice, The James  and more.

The Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will also hosts several Gospel music events around the country including a conversation with Entertainment One VP Phil Thornton and recording artist Lalah Hathaway hosted by Michelle Williams on May 18th and a special Gospel music presentation on July 25th in Millennium Park featuring the Jones Family Singers and the Apostolic Church of God choir.

Check out the city of Chicago website for detailed information.

Keeping Up With The James

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

TheJamesThe music of Savoy Records recording artists the Florida Mass Choir dominated the radio airwaves in the 80s.  Among their many hits was the song Be Ye Steadfast (pause for a moment of reflection and listen here), and the signature voice of Delores James Cain served as an inspiration to many.  Cain (a second generation preacher and pastor of Tampa based Heritage Christian Community Baptist Church) comes from a family of singers and preachers and credits her faith for sustaining them through times good and bad.  A couple years ago, Cain and the members of her family decided to relive the music moments of their childhood by forming a family singing group and called themselves The James.  They caught the attention of gospel music loves with My Everything featured on the  Time Life Music compilation CD Shoutin’ Down the Aisles .  Their next hit would come in the form of Jesus Rescued Me, which debuted in 2011 at #21 on the Billboad Top Gospel Albums Chart.  The James are empowered to carry the message of the Gospel to those who are willing to hear.