Fred Hammond is a worshipper. Yet he cares about the quality and the sound of his music and we appreciate that. He consistently offers up beautiful melodies and lyrics unto God. “I Will Trust”, is from Fred Hammond’s forthcoming album I Will Trust– available for pre-order on iTunes now.
Archive for the ‘Gospel’ Category
DeWayne Woods is getting “churchy” on us with a little help from his friends Dave Hollister and Anthony Hamilton. This reminds us of that “old time” gospel music and ain’t no harm in that.
Check out the latest from Smokie Norful called “No Greater Love”.
When I was 10 years old, I remember hearing Miki Howard singing this incredible song called “Imagination”. At the time, I didn’t know the tune was a cover from back in the 40’s but truthfully it really didn’t matter. I was completely in love with the strength of her voice and the melodic melancholy she brought with each note – reminiscent of her idol, Billie Holiday. To me, even at my young age, Miki’s voice was timeless and always carried a distinctive statement.
In hearing Miki’s new single, “He Saw Beyond My Faults”, I have to say that I have some mixed emotions. While I’m all for going back to your gospel roots, I just didn’t hear Miki “at her best” and I was a bit disappointed because I am a huge fan of this woman’s voice. The chosen song is a classic gospel staple and with such a selection, I was truly hoping to hear the vocal landscape and power Miki is known to present. Despite the setback, I still stand as a supporter of Ms. Howard and look forward to hearing once again the voice and talent that has always inspired my “imagination”.
Tamela Mann has finally released a video for her truth telling, Grammy-nominated anthem, “Take Me To The King” The video features Tamela’s powerhouse live performance of “Take Me To The King,” which moved the audience to worship along with Tamela on the 2013 Stellar Gospel Music Awards. And, she looks stunning, to boot. Enjoy.
Grammy® Award nominated, Dove, Stellar, GMWA, NAACP Image Award-Winning Singer Dottie Peoples has partnered with Ebony Magazine and Amazon for the “Ebony Moments” digital sampler available for free on Amazon through March 15. Dottie’s single “I Got This” is among the songs available for download along with artists JOE, Solange, The Lee Boys and more.
“I Got This” is the debut single from Dottie’s CD, I Got This – Live! It is released by Dottie’s independent label DP Muzik Group with sales and distribution through Thirty Tigers/Sony/RED and Provident. The collection of 13 tracks features Dottie at her finest – praise and worship, contemporary and traditional gospel music delivered through her signature powerhouse vocals. Recorded at Siloam Church International in College Park, Ga., I Got This – Live! includes songs such as the classic “Everything Must Change,” and praise and worship songs “Welcome” and “Manifest Your Glory.” I Got This – Live! is available through Amazon and other digital retailers and in stores now.
Download “I Got This” from the “Ebony Moments” sampler for free at Amazon.
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Don’t know what motivated Fred Hammond to ask Dave Hollister, Brian Courtney Wilson and Eric Roberson to join him for an ensemble project, but thank God he did. But it’s just not enough to assemble a “supergroup” and think it will succeed on the names of the group members alone. The product must be impressive. Not only is “Here In Our Praise” impressive– it’s just about perfect. The melody, the harmony and the lyrics make this song instantly likeable and memorable. When a good song like this is released (gospel or secular), it seems so simple (although it isn’t) and makes one wonder, “Why can’t all artists do this?” So refreshing.
Shirley Murdock Talks The True Meaning of Her Songs and Critics of Artists Who Sing Gospel and Soul MusicMonday, December 31st, 2012
Grown Folks Music had the exciting opportunity to speak with the legendary Mrs. Shirley Murdock. Listen in to hear the true stories behind some of your favorite songs, including “As We Lay” and “Go On Without You”. During the interview, Mrs. Murdock also speaks about everything from her most recent release, “Live: The Journey” to the experience of singing at the MLK memorial dedication to touring with the legendary Luther Vandross. Mrs. Murdock also speaks on how she addresses critics who question an artist’s ability to vacillate between the worlds of gospel and soul music. You will also hear about the new genre of music that she is proposing to start.