Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gospel Hip Hopper J. Moss’ “God’s Got It- Pure Hip Hop, Where’s the Gospel? [VIDEO] | AT2W

j moss new music, God's Got It
If this is your first time coming to AT2W then you would not know that we don't care for the hip hop gospel era. On the other had, if you are a regular reader of AT2W, then you would expect our response to this video and song: What on God's green earth is this? Two questions: When will these new age gospel artists....

Gospel Hip Hopper J. Moss’ “God’s Got It- Pure Hip Hop, Where’s the Gospel? [VIDEO] | AT2W

Monday, November 19, 2012

Whitney Houston Tribute: CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams – ‘Count On Me’ | AT2W

cee cee winans and yolanda adams tirbute to Whitney houston, count on me

There is really is no comparison when it comes down to who can sing this song better than the originals. Its nice to tribute Whitney Houston this way but we can't forget how this song touched many of us during the 'Waiting to Exhale' movie.

Whitney Houston Tribute: CeCe Winans and Yolanda Adams – ‘Count On Me’ | AT2W

Thursday, November 15, 2012

8 Greatest Legendary Gospel Artists in the history of Gospel Music


Here are 8, the second set of the greatest gospel artists in the history of the gospel music industry, which is the completion of 20.  This is the second part of our first article, '12 Greatest Legendary Gospel Artists in the history of Gospel Music.'   They are the reason why the substance has not been completely gone and so- you can understand why gospel lovers always like to go back and listen to their music when they desire some good soul-stirring church music.   We do not feel the substance of gospel music will ever completely cease, simply because authentic gospel music comes from the difficult times of these legendary gospel artists and it only retains sacredness that was placed in their hearts, straight from heaven when they created and wrote their gospel songs.

These following gospel legends did not create gospel music for fame, fortune or a trend, but  their gospel music was created to only sincerely to win souls to Christ, deliver and bless them.  There was no cutesy stuff as we see today, you know, 'bubble gum' gospel or sophisticated praise and worship.   People felt the Holy Spirit and we did not see them ever seductively sang and perform to identify with the thugs and harlots of the world.   People would get up out of their seats at the concert halls and church concerts and allow the Holy Ghost to take over without shame.  Praise and worship was not created to satisfy the European supporters, but to only please God, it was just something that came natural.   People were delivered and set free as gospel artists allowed God to have His way without any apologies to those those whom were siddity.  The most wonderful thing about these gospel artists is that we can always go back to their music in order to take us onto a heavenly realm, because God used them in a mighty way.

Note: If you know of a gospel artist who has been known as a legend in the past and they are still performing or past on, it should be obvious why they are not listed here, simply because they may have crossed their gospel songs with the world, which is ungodly in the eyes of God.  As the Bible clearly says in 2 Cor. 6:14, 'Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?'  The Bible also told us to be holy in I Peter 16, 'Because it is written, You will be holy; for I am holy.'  In I John 2:15, the Word of God reminds us, 'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.'  In 2 Cor. 5:17, the Word of God says 'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.' We are to represent God has made us brand new, not ever representing ourselves as the old man, similar of a sinner or acting like unbelievers, doing what they do.  Therefore, if gospel artists are still popular today, but have not shown they are totally different and holy through their songs and performances, their name is not listed here.  If they have created music that identifies with worldly entertainers, you will not see any of their names included here, regardless if they are an ordained pastor or evangelist.


Pastor Maceo Woods-April 23, 1932-present.  Pastor Maceo Woods is the pastor of the Christian Tabernacle Church,  in Chicago Illinois were he was born and raised.  At the young age of 12, Rev. Woods accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and he continues to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ not only through gospel songs, but also through the Word of God.   As a teen, he mastered playing the Hammond organ and began forming various gospel choirs and singing groups, according to his church website.  Rev. Maceo Woods has always blessed us with such great songs, 'Happy in Jesus', 'I'm Saved and Sanctified', 'In the Name of Jesus', 'Step to Jesus,' 'Surrender to His Will,' and the list goes on and on.  Pastor Maceo Woods has truly blessed us and even in the 21st century we can appreciate his gift to create such tasteful gospel music.  

'Step to Jesus'


'Happy in Jesus'
 
'The Name of Jesus'


'Jesus Can Work it Out'


The O'Neal Twins-Edward Vazon O'Neal, Jr, born Aug. 17, 1937-Dec. 15, 1990 and Edgar O'Neal died Dec. 15, 1990.  The O'Neal Twins both began singing gospel songs when they were just 12 years old.  According to the Black Gospel Blog, during the 1950s, the O'Neal brothers performed in churches around St. Louis. By 1960, they were performing outside the area.  Edward was the lead singer while Edgar played the piano and arranged the music.  Their music still blesses us today as we can certainly feel the anointing of the Holy Spirit, every time.

Watch a Short Story about the O'Neal Twins

 
'Jesus Dropped the Charges'

 
 'God's Always Making a Way for Me'

'He Chose Me'




The Davis Sisters- Births and Death Dates Unknown.  The Davis Sisters was a gospel group founded by Ruth (Babysis) Davis(upper left corner).  Every time we heard these women sang, it was truly God using them and many souls were delivered because of their anointed gift. One by one, each member died in a tragic way, but their gospel songs will always be cherished in the history of gospel music.

Watch a The Davis Sisters - A Short History



'On The Right Road He Said'

 'I Believe I'll Go Back Home'

'We'll Understand It Better By And By'



Jessy Dixon-March 12, 1938-September 26, 2011.  Jessy Dixon is legend in the history of gospel music.  He gained so much respect, he reached wider audiences outside of the black church. According to jessydixon.com, he studied music since age 5 and he was discovered by the late King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland. This maestro wrote more than 200 songs, among some of his greatest hits: 'I'm Satisfied,' 'I Know What Prayer Can Do,' 'Through it All,' 'I am Redeemed,''Highway to Heaven,' and many more touched our hearts and stirred our souls over the years and even still to this day.

'Highway to Heaven'

'Moses Take Your Shoes Off'

'I Am Redeemed'


Minister Keith Pringle-Birth unknown-present.  This legendary gospel artist was trained by the late King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland.  Throughout the 1970's and early 80's, Minister Keith Pringle can be heard of some of Rev. James Cleveland's albums.   Keith Pringle has just made a comeback on the gospel scene in the 21st century, but hopefully he will continue to allow the Holy Spirit to use him and not become a follower of the secular trend of today within the gospel music industry.  Some of Pringle's greatest songs have been sung by many choirs all over the nation: 'When All God's Children,' 'Call Him Up,' 'No Greater Love,' 'I Feel Lie Going On,' 'Let Us Not Be Weary,' and many more great gospel hits.   We love and cherish Minister Keith Pringle's gospel songs, because we truly feel the Spirit every time we listen to him.

'No Greater Love'



'Another Day'

'When God's Children Get Together'

Minister Keith Pringle - Can't Stop Praising His Name'



Brother Joe May-Nov. 9, 1912-Jul. 14, 1972.  Brother may was born in Macon, Mississippi and grew up in the holiness church.  He and his wife Viola had seven children.  Brother Joe May worked hard at a chemical plant while spreading the word of God in song.  May's children also were gifted to sing gospel music and one of his daughters, Annette even traveled with her father.   Brother Joe May was known as one of the greatest tenors in gospel music and God blessed him to quit his job and sing for the Lord, full time.   He never yielded to secular audiences or collaborated with secular music artists for fame and fortune, but Brother Joe May remained humbly singing gospel music for many black churches and made a decent living doing so.  His biggest hits were 'Search Me Lord', 'Working on a Building' and 'Do You Know Him'.  Brother Joe May's music will forever be treasured by lovers of real gospel music.
Watch a short story, Brother Joe May


'Working On The Building'

Brother Joe May & Jackie Verdell-You're Gonna Need Him

"Must Jesus Bear The Cross Alone" 

 The Barrett Sisters


The Barrett Sisters, DeLois Barrett Campbell (March 12, 1926 – August 2, 2011), Billie Barrett GreenBey and Rodessa Barrett Porter were the greatest trio group in the history of gospel music.   The legendary sisters grew up in Chicago, Illinois and were seen sometimes working closely with the late King of Gospel James Cleveland, the Queen of Gospel Albertina Walker, Willie Mae Ford and many others.  All three always worked closely together, harmonizing like angels from heaven. Their harmonizing voices were rare and very unique as they touched thousands of people everywhere they performed in churches and concert halls. The Barrett Sisters did not just share their gift with America, but they traveled to great places like France, Africa and Sweden.   Their music was always and still is cherished all over the world by those whom appreciate real gospel music. 

'Jesus Loves Me'

'The Storm Is Passing Over'

'Pass Me Not My Gentle Saviour'



Luther Barnes was born on March 10, 1954-present. Luther Barnes is a legendary record producer, director, songwriter, composer and lead singer of Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires, including the Red Budd Gospel Choir. After working as a teacher, Barnes has been a very successful gospel artist, releasing about 30 gospel albums.  Luther Barnes is also a preacher, spreading the message of Jesus Christ. Many of his biggest hits were 'I'm Still Holding On', 'Leaning on Jesus', 'So Satisfied', 'God's Promise', 'It's Your Time and many more good gospel songs have stirred our souls over the years.
'So Satisfied'

'God's Promise'

'It's Your Time'

'Leaning on Jesus'

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Bishop TD Jakes to Headline Inspirational Holiday Concert with Singer Sandi Patty

bishop td jakes and sandi patty inspirational tour
Bishop TD Jakes to Headline Inspirational Holiday Concert with Singer Sandi Patty

Bishop T.D. Jakes will headline an inspirational concert series along with gospel inspirational artist Sandi Patty.

It will be a two-city Inspiration tour that kicks off in Winter Park, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and concludes in Park City, Kan., on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

The holiday-themed concert will feature...

Read more at AT2W!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Gospel Legend Dorothy Norwood Launches New Record Label

Dorothy Norwood Music Group (DNMG)

Gospel Legend Dorothy Norwood Launches New Record Label

Dorothy Norwood has more than thirty-six years in the gospel music industry. She's a legend and known worldwide as the World’s Greatest Storyteller. Now she will share her years of knowledge and talent by launching her new record label: Dorothy Norwood Music Group (DNMG).
Read more at AT2W!

Gospel Artist Judith McAllister and COGIC's 105th Holy Convocation Start Nov. 6th

2012MUSICALS of the 105th annual holy convocation

Gospel Artist Judith McAllister and COGIC's 105th Holy Convocation Start Nov. 6th

It appears COGIC's presiding Bishop Charles Blake is not concerned that their annual musical festivities are starting on the day of the 2012 Presidential election. Most are aware of his views against President Obama and maybe this is a way to keep some of his COGIC followers from getting to the polls. We're just saying.

The International Music Department of the Church of God In Christ and...

Read more at AT2W!

Monday, November 5, 2012

How Sweet the Sound Finale is Postponed May be for the Best

How sweet the sound finale cancelled

How Sweet the Sound Finale Postponed May be for the Best!!


The producers and promoters of Verizon's How Sweet The Sound have decided to postpone the national finale scheduled for this Sunday, November 4th at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
They say the finale will go on at a time when it is safe for their audience to attend:
"The safety and care for our audience, our extended communities in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, and all of our performers is our first priority," said Steven Marrs, President of Momentum Entertainment Group - who helps produce the event. "Our thoughts and best wishes are with all those affected by the devastating, life-altering hand of Superstorm Sandy."

Read more and find out AT2W's view on why it may be for the best!

Friday, November 2, 2012

12 Greatest Legendary Gospel Artists in the history of Gospel Music


Here are the 12 greatest gospel artists in the history of the gospel music industry. They are the reason why the substance has not been completely gone and so- you can understand why gospel lovers always like to go back and listen to their music when they desire some good soul-stirring church music.   We do not feel the substance of gospel music will ever completely cease, simply because authentic gospel music comes from the difficult times of these legendary gospel artists and it only retains sacredness that was placed in their hearts, straight from heaven when they created and wrote their gospel songs.

These following gospel legends did not create gospel music for fame, fortune or a trend, but  their gospel music was created to only sincerely to win souls to Christ, deliver and bless them.  There was no cutesy stuff as we see today, you know, 'bubble gum' gospel or sophisticated praise and worship.   People felt the Holy Spirit and we did not see them ever seductively sang and perform to identify with the thugs and harlots of the world.   People would get up out of their seats at the concert halls and church concerts and allow the Holy Ghost to take over without shame.  Praise and worship was not created to satisfy the European supporters, but to only please God, it was just something that came natural.   People were delivered and set free as gospel artists allowed God to have His way without any apologies to those those whom were siddity.  The most wonderful thing about these gospel artists is that we can always go back to their music in order to take us onto a heavenly realm, because God used them in a mighty way.

Note: If you know of a gospel artist who has been known as a legend in the past and they are still performing or past on, it should be obvious why they are not listed here, simply because they may have crossed their gospel songs with the world, which is ungodly in the eyes of God.  As the Bible clearly says in 2 Cor. 6:14, 'Be you not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness? and what partnership has light with darkness?'  The Bible also told us to be holy in I Peter 16, 'Because it is written, You will be holy; for I am holy.'  In I John 2:15, the Word of God reminds us, 'Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.'  In 2 Cor. 5:17, the Word of God says 'Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.' We are to represent God has made us brand new, not ever representing ourselves as the old man, similar of a sinner or acting like unbelievers, doing what they do.  Therefore, if gospel artists are still popular today, but have not shown they are totally different and holy through their songs and performances, their name is not listed here.  If they have created music that identifies with worldly entertainers, you will not see any of their names included here, regardless if they are an ordained pastor or evangelist.  The only exception is Aretha Franklin, simply because she has remained as a secular artists and has not identified herself as a gospel artist, although she has sang gospel, which reveals her respect for God in our opinion. So far, whenever she sings gospel, she has not collaborated with other gospel artists whom blend secular like hip hop, rap or rock into their music.  Franklin's gospel has always been real and still stirs the soul with an anointing.



Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker-(August 29, 1929-October 8, 2010) The queen of gospel blessed us for so many years.  She was the Founder of the Caravans and led a very successful gospel solo career.   The Queen of Gospel, Albertina Walker sang and recorded with some of the most famous choirs.

Watch Albertina Walker Short History 

Now enjoy the Queen of gospel's anointed songs





King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland-(December 5, 1931-February 9, 1991) Founder of Gospel Music Worship of America and pastor of Cornerstone Missionary Baptist Church (in Los Angeles)  He wrote over 400 songs.  Rev. Cleveland died a millionaire; he did not have to cross over into the secular music industry to do it.






Rev. Ernest Davis, Jr., founder of the Wilmington Chester Mass Choir-(birth unknown-Rev. Davis died in 1991 at age 39).  This legendary maestro was known for putting together a group of people from the areas of Wilmington and Philadelphia cities to sing his gospel songs. He founded Wilmington Chester Mass Choir on February 2, 1978. Rev. Davis songs had such an anointing that moved all ages to enjoy the sacredness of gospel music. During his last concert, he preached for souls on the church to get right with God and stop playing church.  He encouraged saints of God to lay out before the Lord and seek Him.





Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul and Gospel, (March 25, 1942- )  She is the daughter of the late Rev. C. L. Franklin and the God-daughter of the late King of Gospel, Rev. James Cleveland.  She is famous for her gospel album created in 1972, 'Amazing Grace.'  Rev. James Cleveland and his choir, Southern CA. Community Choir backed her up on the album and he produced it.





 Rev., Dr. Clay Evans-(June 23, 1925- ) Rev. founded Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in 1950 and the Fellowship Choir.   He was famous for many albums and has been admired by former President Bill Clinton for his song, 'There is no Secret What God Can Do."






 Rev. James Moore-(February 1, 1956-June 7, 2000).  Although toward the end of Rev. James Moore career, we felt he was being misled to cross over his music, we still give honor to a man who can be remembered for telling gospel artists to not blend their music with the world in his song, 'Let Us God Back to Church.'  Rev. James Moore was one of the greatest Pentecostal preachers who was remembered as a traveling evangelist.  He preached at various churches across the nation and blessed many gospel artists with his very unique gifted voice.







LaShun Pace (Birthdate Unknown, Age 51).  Gospel artist and Evangelist, LaShun Pace has a very anointed voice.  She is the sister of The Anointed Pace Sisters.   She is very rare when it comes to this era of female gospel artists.  Whenever she sings, you can feel the Holy Ghost moving all through you.





Rev. Charles Fold, Executive of GMWA & Founder of the Charles Fold Singers (June 4, 1934-April 7, 2006).  A colleague of the late Rev. James Cleveland, Rev. Charles Fold was known for producing some of the greatest gospel songs with some of the most famous black choirs in the United States.  Rev. Charles Fold also preached during his performances.




Dr. Charles Hayes, Pastor and Founder of Cosmopolitan House of Prayer Choir (
December 10, 1937- )  Dr. Hayes music has blessed many gospel lovers across this nation for many years.   His choir has been known for some of the most famous songs that is still sung within many black churches who desire a taste of soul-stirring gospel music.  One of the most popular voices that can be heard singing many of his upbeat songs is Diane Williams (
'Work It Out,' 'Reach Up',
'Make Me Better,' 'God Said It,' .



 






 Lemmie Battles (Birthdate Unknown)  This woman of God is not only an anointed gospel artist, but she is also an evangelist who spreads the message of Jesus Christ.  She often shares her testimony of how God spared her life from cancer about 3 times.  She is known for leading songs for the Chicago Mass Choir before going solo.








Frank Williams (birth date unknown, the founder of the Mississippi Mass Choir. He can remember for refusing to blend rap into gospel music, when he perform, 'Why we don't Rap', along with 'Amazing Grace'.  He set a difference between God's music and the world.  Because of Frank Williams and David Curry, Mississippi Mass Choir is still strong, today.





And last, but not least, Donald Vails (Birthdate unknown-Sept 10th 1997) was one of the greatest gospel artists whom sang with some of the most famous black gospel across the country.  He is know for Donald Vails and his choraleers. 





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