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Over 1 Million Viewers Watch The Soul Stirrers on BET
12/10/2008

OVER 1 MILLION VIEWERS

WATCH THE SOUL STIRRERS

ON

BET & GOOD DAY ATLANTA

The Malaco Music Group is proud to announce that over 1 million viewers
watched the two (2) airings of BET's Bobby Jones Gospel this past Sunday,
December 7, 2008 to see the historic reunion television debut performance
from the Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame inductees', The Soul Stirrers according to
Nielsen's BDS tabulations. (Arbitron tabulations TBA)
 
The Soul Stirrers performed "Stand By Me Father" & "Be With Me Jesus" from
their latest CD A Soul Stirring Reunion to an unsolicited standing
ovation. "The Making Of A Soul Stirring Reunion" A Historical Documentary
will be released in 2009. (As mentioned on Bobby Jones Gospel)
 
 On Tuesday, December 9, 2008, The Legendary Soul Stirrers electrified the
Atlanta metropolitan area with their performance and interview that aired on
Fox's Good Day Atlanta.
 
Live outside the Atlanta metropolitan area, click below to see Fox's Good
Day Atlanta performance / interview:
 
  http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/myfox/pages/InsideFox/Detail?contentId=8030602
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Click the link below to listen to song clips from "A Soul Stirring Reunion"
or purchase online:
 
http://www.malaco.com/Catalog/Gospel/The-Soul-Stirrers/Item/2075/A-Soul-Stir
ring-Reunion.php
 



Soul Stirrers on BET's Bobby Jones This Sunday
12/04/2008

The Soul Stirrers to Appear on BET's Bobby Jones 

The Malaco Music Group invites you to watch BET's Bobby Jones Gospel this
Sunday, December 7, 2008 to see the historic reunion television debut
performance from the Rock-N-Roll Hall Of Fame inductees', The Soul Stirrers.
 
The Soul Stirrers will be performing "Stand By Me Father" & "Be With Me
Jesus" from their latest CD A Soul Stirring Reunion. (Check your local
listings) 
  
Click the link below to listen to song clips from "A Soul Stirring Reunion"
or purchase online:
 
http://www.malaco.com/Catalog/Gospel/The-Soul-Stirrers/Item/2075/A-Soul-Stir
ring-Reunion.php
 



Muscle Shoals Rhythm section inducted in Hall of Fame
10/29/2008

Published: Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 3:30 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:52 p.m.

Bob Seger's "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" never sounded better than when the past met the future Tuesday during the Musicians Hall of Fame Awards Show.

Fresh off their induction into the Musicians Hall of Fame, members of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section joined Kid Rock for a rousing rendition of the Seger classic, which is just one of many hits the group was a part of.

"It's pretty cool," bassist David Hood said.

While he appreciated the recognition, Hood said he was honored to be inducted alongside the likes of Booker T and the MGs, Buddy Holly's band, The Crickets and country music legend George Jones.

"These are some of my personal heroes," Hood said.

Located in the heart of Nashville, Tenn., The Musicians Hall Of Fame and Museum, is the only museum that honors the talented musicians who actually played on what's considered by some as the greatest recordings of all time.

Drummer Roger Hawkins said he grew up in Florence listening to music from Nashville.

"To be honored by them is very special to me," Hawkins said.

Rhythm section guitarist Jimmy Johnson said the induction was special because of the hall's mission, which is to honor musicians.

The rhythm section also performed "When a Man Loves a Woman" with Shoals native Percy Sledge, who is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hawkins said the rhythm section's induction validates the music that was recorded in the Shoals, New York and Nashville. He used the word "luck" to describe how it all came together, but added that it was really a combination of the right artist, the right song, the right producer - and luck.

"Those things always make the music sound real good," he said.

The rhythm's section's long list of hits include Paul Simon's "Kodachrome" and "Loves Me Like a Rock," Rod Stewart's "Tonight's the Night," Seger's "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll" and "Main Street," "I'll Take You There" by The Staple Singers, and, of course, Sledge's timeless classic, "When a Man Loves a Woman."

"There were a bunch of hit records when we hit our stride in the late '60s and early '70s," Hood said. "Pretty soon, we were cutting hits with everyone we worked with. We enjoyed hit after hit after hit."

Hood, Johnson, Hawkins and pianist Barry Beckett comprised the core group that became known as "The Swampers," but worked with several other musicians who were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame along with them.

"This is a great thing for me," said guitarist Pete Carr. "It's something to validate all these years of work."

Carr said it's also gratifying that many of the albums he performed on are still played every day all over the world. "That's hard to beat as far as satisfaction goes," Carr said.

Also inducted Tuesday were guitarist Will McFarlane, keyboard player Randy McCormick, who is known for playing the introduction to Seger's "Old Time Rock 'n' Roll," fellow keyboardists Spooner Oldham and Clayton Ivey.

"It's wonderful to see my fellow Alabamians recognized for the amazing music they created," said John Briggs, vice-president of membership for the American Society of Artists Composers and Producers in Nashville, and a Killen native.

McFarlane said it was gratifying to be inducted along with his fellow musicians.

"Nothing compared to being in the studio with Roger and David," McFarlane said.

Also among Tuesday's inductees were Memphis Horns members Wayne Jackson, who played trumpet, and Andrew Love, who played saxophone and often collaborated with the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

Jackson said the horns played on the first hit for Stax Records, "Last Night" by the Mar-Keys.

Producer Billy Sherrill, who has been regarded as being the defining influence of the "countrypolitan" sound, was also inducted into the hall of fame.

Sherill is famous for his associations with country artists Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Cash, Tanya Tucker, Charlie Rich and many others.

The "King of Twang" Duane Eddy was also inducted into the hall of fame along with producer Al Kooper, who was unable to attend the event because of an illness

The event was held at the Schermerhorn Symphony Hall just off Broadway in downtown Nashville.

Russ Corey can be reached at 740-5738 or russ.corey@TimesDaily.com.
Photo Credit: Daniel Giles / TimesDaily



Victory Is Mine - Dorothy Norwood
10/29/2008

The most important election of our times is less than a week away.  By the request of Ms. Dorothy Norwood, she would like for you to listen to her latest single “Victory Is Mine” (Obama Mix) from her “Fifty Years – It’s Been Worth It All” CD release that is due out at the beginning of 2009.

She is backed by 2009 Stellar Award Nominee Ricky Dillard & New G, I think you will enjoy this power packed re-recording of one of the greatest congregational hymns in Gospel history.

Click here to listen to the single.  Email us at malaco@malaco.com to let us know what you think.



Dorothy Norwood on Bobby Jones Gospel!
10/24/2008

For Immediate Release

October 24, 2008

DOROTHY NORWOOD TO APPEAR ON BOBBY JONES' GOSPEL

The Malaco Music Group invites you to watch BET's Bobby Jones Gospel 

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Special guest Dorothy Norwood, 2009 Traditional Female Of The Year Stellar Award Nominee aka The World's Greatest Storyteller will perform "Didn't I Tell You" & "I Stepped Out '08" from her latest No Request CD & DVD featuring The Mississippi Mass Choir.

Check your local listings for exact times.

 Be prepared to have church!!!

To listen to song clips from No Request and to purchase online: http://www.malaco.com/Catalog/Gospel/Dorothy-Norwood/Item/1928/No-Request.php


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