MUSIC REVIEW: Deitrick Haddon’s LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers)

Deitrick Haddon's LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers)Deitrick Haddon and Tyscot Records want to bring the choir back. To make manifest their pledge, they’ve released Deitrick Haddon’sLXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers).  The album not only celebrates the youthful verve of the gospel choir but features the talent of some of today’s most acclaimed directors. The League of Xtraordinary Worshippers sounds like a team…
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MUSIC REVIEW: Hezekiah Walker – Azusa: The Next Generation

Hezekiah Walker - Azusa Next GenerationHezekiah Walker Azusa: The Next Generation RCA Inspiration (released June 11, 2013) www.rcainspiration.com By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog The big bang of Pentecostalism occurred in 1907 on Azusa Street in Los Angeles when William Seymour held multicultural services in a warehouse there.  Attendees of Seymour’s services became filled with the Holy Ghost, spoke…
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The Wait is Over for Alvin Darling (@AlvinDarling)

Alvin Darling - Waiting Right Here  Waiting Right Here, the latest album release by Stellar and Dove Award nominee Alvin Darling, showcases the singer-songwriter’s Pentecostal church roots and years spent on the gospel highway as a quartet singer. TBGB talked recently with Darling about his music journey and the response to his new album, released in April on Troy and…
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MUSIC REVIEW: Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers – Bless This House

Kurt Carr & The Kurt Carr Singers - Bless This HouseBless This House by Verity Gospel Music Group (available January 22, 2013) www.verityrecords.com By Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog It is a great sign when the year begins with such a strong release as Bless This House. The two-CD live performance by Kurt Carr & the Kurt Carr Singers is not only destined to become…
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Another Caravan Goes Home: Inez Andrews

Inez AndrewsAnthony Heilbut informed TBGB this afternoon that Inez Andrews, iconic singer for the Caravans, leader of the Andrewettes, and whose solo recording of Doris Akers' "Lord, Don't Move This Mountain" was a gospel and R&B hit, died this afternoon after a long illness. Musical Salute Thursday, December 27, 2012 – 7:00 P.M. Funeral Service Friday,…
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