Posts Tagged ‘Thompson Community Singers’

Chicago’s Dexter Walker and Zion Movement Team Up With Percy Bady

Friday, November 20th, 2015

Percy BadySinger/Songwriter and Master Producer Percy Bady helped to establish the iconic Choir Sound working with the legendary Thompson Community Singers aka the Tommies during the reign of the Choir years.  Today, Bady recreates a musical menagerie with God’s Got Me, the first single from How Sweet the Sound winner DexteZion Movement at SAr Walker and Zion Movement’s live recording captured during this past summer in Chicago.  God’s Got Me pairs the energetic choir with the equally energetic Minister Tim White for a rapturous reassurance of God’s abiding presence and constant care.

God’s Got Me is available on digital outlets and look for the full album to be released in 2016.

Williams Singers Show Staying Power With There Is No Way

Monday, November 9th, 2015

We are pleased to report that quartet is here to stay and continues to live through the collective efforts of Joe Ligon and the Mighty Clouds of Joy, the Canton Spirituals, the WWill Singersilliams Brothers, Lee Williams and the Spiritual QCs and  newcomers like Zacardi Cortez, Ashford Sanders, Cedric Ballard, Tim Rogers and one of our all time favorite new groups, The Williams Singers.  The brothers from Indianapolis mesmerized the audience during their live CD/DVD recording in September and are now exposing us to some new music with the release of their cover of the Tommies classic, There Is No Way.  The early reviews are in, and the audience can’t seem to get enough.

There is No Way is available on digital platforms now, and hold on to your seat.

 

Chicago Gospel Music Awards Honor Mavis Staples, Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D Henton

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

The second annuStaples 2al Chicago Gospel Music Awards will present lifetime achievement awards to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Mavis Staples, Gospel luminaries Rev. Maceo Woods and Apostle Richard D. Henton in addition to honoring Chicago Gospel singers, songwriters and musicians in eleven categories on Friday, June 19th.

RD Henton

Performances will come from Bishop Larry Trotter and the Sweet Holy Spirit Combined Choirs, Stellar Award winner Tiff Joy, Paul Porter, Chicago Mass Choir and a special performance by the Thompson Community Singers Reunion Choir with special presentations from BET host Dr. Bobby Jones, Bebe Winans and Maurette Brown Clark.

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.