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Posts Tagged ‘Music’

YouTube Favorite: Earnest Pugh (Rain on us)

Okay…I am sure a few of you have already checked this out but we absolutely had to put this Earnest Pugh video from last year on blast. This video truly shows us how his latest cd entitled Earnest Pugh Live: “Rain On Us” debuted #2 on the Billboard Top Gospel Chart!! Check it out!!

GospelMagnet Rewind: Mahalia Jackson

Mahalia Jackson, photographed by Carl Van Vechten in 1962.

Let me first say..I think that those who made/make contributions to the African-American culture should be honored all year around..but I admit I love..love..love seeing all the events and ceremonies honoring people in February!! I want to take time to pay homage to one of Gospel’s Greats…Ms. Mahalia Jackson!!!

Mahalia Jackson (October 26, 1911 – January 27, 1972) was an African-American gospel singer. Nicknamed “Halie”, Jackson grew up in the Black Pearl section of the Carrollton neighborhood of Uptown New Orleans, Louisiana. Mahalia was the third child to John A. Jackson, a barber and preacher, and Charity Clark, who died at the age of 25 when Mahalia was only five years old. Mahalia’s story is one of great triumph, she overcame many obstacles and grew up to be referred to as The First Queen of Gospel.

In 1950 she became the first gospel singer to perform at New York’s Carnegie Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

Marvin Sapps single “Best In Me” brings out…The Best

Stellar Award winning artist Marvin Sapp has done it again. His new single “Best in Me” has taken the radio waves by storm. I must admit..I absolutely love this song and it makes me shudder in anticipation for his upcoming album release  (March 16th) of “Here I Am”. He first debuted “Best in Me” on BET’s 10th Anniversary Celebration of Gospel during a touching part of the show dedicated to veteran host Steve Harvey. The performance was great and I can’t wait to hear a few more tracks off the upcoming CD. If you haven’t heard “Best In Me”, be sure to check it out!!