#MusicReview: Casey J – The Truth by @journalofgospel | @CaseyJMusic

Casey J - The Truth Casey J - The Truth Click here to Buy or Stream "The Truth" by Casey J Casey J The Truth Marquis Boone Enterprises/Tyscot Records (released April 21, 2015) www.tyscot.comBy Bob MarovichThe next best thing to a live gospel music program is listening to a live gospel music program on a recording.That’s why it…

#MusicReview: Mississippi Mass Choir – Declaration of Dependence by @journalofgospel | @MassMissChoir

The Mississippi Mass Choir - Declaration of DependenceMississippi Mass ChoirDeclaration of DependenceMalaco Records (2014) www.malaco.com By Bob Marovich The Mississippi Mass Choir - Declaration of Dependence Halfway through Declaration of Dependence, the Mississippi Mass Choir’s latest album, I realized that the choir has inherited the mantle once worn by the celebrated Thompson Community Singers. Just as music ministers…

#MusicReview: Forever Jones – Musical Prayer Project…Prayer Tools, Vol. 1

forever JONES The third and most thought-provoking album to date entitled - Musical Prayer Project...Prayer Tools, Vol. 1 - by the Christian music recording kin known as Forever Jones is a decidedly different direction in tone and tempo from recent releases, Get Ready and Musical Revival.     forever JONES The Louisianian lineage…

#MusicReview: Motown Christmas by Various Artists

Motown Christmas 2014 - Various Artists“Christ, the Savior is born.” Those powerful words, excerpted from “Silent Night” exemplify the meaning of Christmas.  Truly, Christmas is “the most wonderful time of the year,” as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.  Sure the fruitcakes, decorations, and gifts play a role in the jubilance of Christmas, but none of those things supplant…

#MusicReview: Fred Hammond – I Will Trust

Fred Hammond - I WIll TrustFred is back! And with a festival of praise, thanksgiving and worship!  The album is his most recent solo contribution since the January 2012 release of  "God, Love and Romance".     In this album, listeners will be able to experience a Fred Hammond of depth and color whether they are new to the Fred Hammond ministry…

MUSIC REVIEW: J. J. Hairston – I See Victory

J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise - I See VictoryJJ Hairston & Youthful PraiseI See VictoryLight Records (October 28, 2014)www.lightrecords.com By Bob Marovich   Recorded at the First Cathedral in Bloomfield, Connecticut, I See Victory is the seventh live CD for JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise and, with seventeen tracks, the group’s most ambitious release to date. The choir, perhaps best known for the gospel hit,…

MUSIC REVIEW: Nick Hill – Clear Direction

nickhill_cleardirection_550One of the latest CD projects to earn my attention and approval is the recent release by Independent recording artist and music  minister, Nick Hill.   The album is called, Clear Direction.  This ambitious debut album from the Flint, Michigan native is a carefully crafted collection of songs made with the modern Christian in mind. It's contemporary, it's…

MUSIC REVIEW: Kevin LeVar & One Sound – Destiny: Live at the Dream Center & More

Kevin Levar & One Sound : Destiny! Live at the Dream Center & MoreTalented musician Kevin LeVar isn’t your average gospel artist by any means.  On his second album, Destiny! Live at the Dream Center and More, LeVar & One Voice deliver an inspirational effort that transcends gospel in its truest sense, incorporating elements of various musical genres.  LeVar’s adventurousness pays off big, as Destiny! Easily ranks among…

MUSIC REVIEW: Tasha Page-Lockhart – Here Right Now

Tasha Page-Lockhart - Here Right NowSunday Best season six winner Tasha Page-Lockhart spills the contents of her life onto her new CD Here Right Now, and her life struggles and victories are sure to please even the most discerning listener’s ear. Yes she’s had struggles in her life, and no she’s not perfect but despite the sexual and drug abuse she…