Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) leads the pack collecting 15 Dove Award nominations for the 2016 GMA Dove Awards.with 2 artists nominated in the category of Gospel Artist of the Year and 3 artist nominations in the Contemporary Gospel/Urban Album of the Year.
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My sentiments exactly @bishopjakes . #heatbroken . Like a #familymember passed. I know most of you can feel what I'm say'n.
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Prince Rogers Nelson passed away unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 57.
GOSPELflava got a chance to speak with the innovatively unique trendsetter, Professor James Hall, whose new disc WAP New Era drops on October 30th. Hall spoke candidly about the choir’s 28 years and his experiences working on the new project.
Professor, tell us about the new CD
Our new CD WAP (Worship and Praise) New Era hits retail and digital outlets on October 30th, I know there are a lot of people who want to know why I gave it that title. It is a new era for us; Worship and Praise has been together for 28 years, and with that being said, I don’t have a lot of the faces that were there 28 years ago, a lot of people have retired or got too old to be doing all the travel and being on the road, but I am grateful to God that I do still have a good amount of people that have been with me for over 20 years. There’s a lot of new faces in the group, but the sound is still Worship and Praise.
Legendary Songwriter and Charlotte-area resident Melvin Crispell has passed away unexpectedly. It is believed that Crispell passed from complications connected to his diabetes, during a minor surgery.
Melvin Crispell was most widely known for his ground-breaking and prolific skill on a church organ. Gospel artists worldwide have taken to social media to express this enormous loss. Yolanda Adams remarked via twitter “Melvin Crispell is a legend whose music influenced choirs & musicians. His legacy will live on through the music God birthed through him.” And that music is ringing out today in celebration of the life and musical legacy. Songs like “Jesus Is My Help” recorded by Hezekiah Walker, and “Wonderful Is Your Name” recorded by Walker as well as Juanita Bynum. There are countless songs recorded by James Hall Worship & Praise, among them “Caught Up” and “He Took My Place”, from Crispell’s early days and life in New York.
BET Blogger Torrence Glenn paid tribute to the mastery and majesty of Crispell’s works here: RIP: Professor Melvin Crispell
The late Reverend Timothy Wright was a gospel music supernova and is well remembered for the charm and uniquely warm spirit he exhibited as a choir director, preacher, singer, composer and musician. Reverend Wright knew how to get what he wanted out of a
And as it was that on the first Saturday in the month of December, people would gather from far and away to express appreciation and say thanks to a gospel giant (although small in stature) , namely Professor James Hall. The meeting place was Brooklyn's
In 1986, (unofficial Commissioned member) Derrick Brinkley recorded a solo album for Tyscot Records. The Grammy nominated Glorious Day LP was an extension of the Commissioned ministry with Mike Brooks, Fred Hammond and Mike Williams playing and Karl Reid and Keith Staten doing background vocals.