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Malaco Headlines: International Gospel Music Hall of Fame 2006 Inductees
11/15/2006

Malaco Headlines

Volume III, Issue 49

November 15, 2006

 

THE CARAVANS
to be featured on
 BOBBY JONES GOSPEL
The BET Network
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2006
Check your local listing for times

MALACO GOLD

The INTERNATIONAL GOSPEL MUSIC HALL OF FAME
2006 INDUCTEES
include several gospel artists who have been associated with Malaco through its sister labels, Savoy and Atlanta International (AIR).  These artists are the late Davis Sisters, Bishop Albert Jamison, and Professor Iris Stevenson. 
 The 2006 inductees, nominated from around the world and selected by the IGMHF board, were announced by founder David Gough. This year marks the tenth anniversary of the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame awards.
For more information on the International Gospel Music Hall of Fame and a comprehensive list of inductees, visit: www.igmhf.org

The Davis Sisters
1962 Somewhere in Glory Savoy
1998 He’ll Understand and Say Well Done Savoy

The group was founded by Ruth "Baby Sis" Davis in Philadelphia. Other members included Alfreda, Audrey, and Thelma Davis; Imogene Greene; Curtis Dublin on piano; Jackie Verdell, lead vocalist. They recorded for the Savoy label until 1962. Two albums are still available through Malaco from The Davis Sisters, The Best of The Famous Davis Sisters (cover pictured above) and The Famous Davis Sisters.

Professor Iris Stevenson
1990 Restore My Joy Atlanta International (AIR)
President of the International Music Department for C.O.G.I.C. Churches

Bishop Albert Jamison
1990 Call on the Lord Atlanta International (AIR)
Chairman, GMWA Board of Directors

BILLBOARD GOSPEL ALBUM CHARTS 
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
21 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 9 7

BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL ALBUMS
COMBINATION CHARTS
 
66 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 9 28

HOT GOSPEL SONGS AIR POWER IN RED 
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
17 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 9 16
19 The Williams  Brothers Be There Blackberry 20 17
23 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 20 19

BILLBOARD RADIO MONITOR HOT GOSPEL SONGS

TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
17 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 9 16
19 The Williams  Brothers Be There Blackberry 20 17
23 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 20 19

RADIO AND RECORDS

TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
17 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 9 18
19 The Williams Brothers Be There Blackberry 20 19
23 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 20 20

MUSIC MONITOR
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
16 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 9 16
22 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 14 20

MUSIC MONITOR INDEPENDENT GOSPEL SINGLES     
6 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 9 3
12 The Williams Bros. Be There Blackberry 35 4
14 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 14 8
34 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir Somehow, Someway AIR 56 4
37 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip Malaco 33 9
43 Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet Malaco 81 2
48 Dottie Peoples He Said It AIR 73 2

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Malaco Headlines: Stellar Nominated Choir Releases Project with Billy Rivers
11/08/2006

Volume III, Issue 42
November 7, 2006

STELLAR NOMINATED CHOIR RELEASES PROJECT
Billy Rivers & The Angelic Voices of Faith
Live From Memphis, Let’s Celebrate (AIR Records)

Jackson, MS. November 7, 2006-AIR Gospel, home to award-winning artists Dottie Peoples and Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir, announces the release of a new project under the administration of The Malaco Music Group.

Billy Rivers and The Angelic Voices of Faith are slated to release this week Let’s Celebrate: Live in Memphis due to its far-reaching demand on gospel radio.

The group is recognized as Dottie People’s choir on her latest AIR release, Live In Memphis, He Said It, which garnered Peoples a Stellar Award in 2006. Peoples performed the hit single, “He Said It,” with the choir for the televised award show.

“Let’s Celebrate (Worship Christ),” a signature song for the choir, was recorded on their new album and released to radio in the Memphis, TN area. Program Director for KJMS/WHAL radio, Eileen Collier, makes it a practice to promote local talent, so she put the single in regular rotation giving the group a big break as the single became an instant hit.

Other stations followed suit, such as WLOK in Memphis. “Let’s Celebrate” is a lively, upbeat gospel hit that gives God the glory!” states Kim Harper, Program Director. “It is the kind of spiritual song that evokes you to give God the praise and celebrate His goodness...a definite add for gospel stations everywhere!”

TALKING POINTS

  • The Angelic Voices of Faith was founded in 1979 by Gwendolyn Turner.
  • The forty-five member choir is multi-denominational, with members coming from the Memphis region of Tennessee. It is well known as one of the most outstanding choirs in the South.
  • The choir has shared the stage with such renowned artists as: Kirk Franklin, Bobby Jones, John P. Kee, Marvin Winans, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Shirley Caesar, Ce Ce Winans, and the Canton Spirituals.

AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • 1993: Stellar Award nomination, Best New Artist for debut album A Gift To You.
  • Sophomore release Getting Ready (CGI Records) reached Billboard’s Top 40 Chart, remaining there 10 weeks.
  • 1998: ABC Network invites choir to sing for documentary celebrating Black History Month. Show host: Peter Jennings.

BILLBOARD NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN
Billboard Gospel Album Charts
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
15 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 8 7

Bilboard Christian & Gospel Albums/Combination Charts
54 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 8 28

Billboard Radio Monitor
Hot Gospel Songs
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
16 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 8 16
17 The Williams    Brothers Be There Blackberry 19 17
21 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 19 19

Radio and Records
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
16 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 8 18
17 The Williams   Brothers Be There Blackberry 19 14
21 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 19 20

Music Monitor
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
18 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 8 17
21 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 13 20

Music Monitor: Independent Gospel Singles
6 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 8 3
8 The Williams Bros. Be There Blackberry 34 4
10 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 13 8
38 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir Somehow, Someway AIR 55 4
39 Dottie Peoples He Said It AIR 72 2
40 Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet Malaco 80 2
44 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip Malaco 32 9
46 Anderson Sanctuary Choir Lord, I Thank You Malaco 78 7

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Malaco Headlines: The Williams Brothers Artist Spotlight
11/02/2006

Volume III, Issue 42
November 2, 2006

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:
THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS

Leon “Pop” Williams put together a trio in 1960 that would eventually become a household name and ‘live’ legend in gospel music, The Williams Brothers.

The original group was comprised of Leon, his son Melvin and Henry Green. Doug Williams joined the group at a later date and the latter three still tour today.

Henry Green is the eldest of fifteen children, and was born and raised in Mississippi, not far from McComb, home to the Williams Brothers. He began singing in the church choir as a young boy and was ‘discovered’ by Pop who invited him to harmonize with he and his son Melvin. The rest is history!

The group has performed at Madison Square Garden, The Apollo Theatre, The Grand Ole Opry, The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, and The House of Blues as well as overseas. They have garnered three Grammy Award nominations and won numerous Stellar Awards, GMWA Awards, and have received other recognitions throughout their career.

Each member attributes their success to their parents and their faith. “It goes back to our roots, to our mothers and fathers,” states Green. “We grew up in the South, in the country. Back then, no matter what you did on Saturday night, no matter what movie you saw or how late you stayed out, you had to go to church on Sunday morning. There wasn’t any ‘I don’t want to’ or ‘I don’t like going to church.’ You went to church. Not only did you go to church, your parents took you and when you got there, you acted right.”

Green’s first solo project single, “My Story,” has been in the top twenty for almost as many weeks. The Williams Brother’s current single, “Be There,” has enjoyed the same success.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES
THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS
November 19, 2006: Lubbock, Texas.
Municipal Auditorium, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
December 31, 2006: Greensboro, North Carolina.
Greensboro College Complex 10:00-11:30 p.m.

Websites with more information on The Williams Brothers:

www.malacorecords.com
www.blackberryrecords.com
www.thewilliamsbrothers.com
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=82411059

BILLBOARD NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN
Billboard Gospel Album Charts
TW Artist              Title                     Label     Weeks  Peak
14 The Caravans Paved The Way    Malaco       7        7

Billboard Christian & Gospel Albums/Combination Charts
55 The Caravans Paved The Way    Malaco       7        28

Billboard Radio Monitor
Hot Gospel Songs
TW Artist                           Title                      Label       Weeks  Peak
16 The Caravans                 Remember Me    Malaco         7       16
17 The Williams    Brothers Be There             Blackberry   18      17
19 Henry Green                  My Story             Blackberry    18      19

Radio and Records
TW Artist                           Title                      Label        Weeks Rank
16 The Caravans                Remember Me     Malaco         7        16
17 The Williams   Brothers Be There              Blackberry    18      12
19 Henry Green                 My Story              Blackberry    18      19

Music Monitor
TW Artist                          Title                       Label         Weeks  Peak
18 The Caravans               Remember Me      Malaco          7        17
21 Henry Green                My Story               Blackberry     12      20

Music Monitor Independent Gospel Singles
5 The Caravans                Remember Me      Malaco            7         3
6 The Williams Bros.        Be There              Blackberry      33        4
11 Henry Green               My Story               Blackberry      12        8
29 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir Somehow, Someway AIR 54   4
32 Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet Malaco         79        2
36 Dottie Peoples            He Said It               AIR               71        2
44 Mosie Burks              I Got A Grip           Malaco           31        9
49 Anderson Sanctuary Choir Lord, I Thank You Malaco   79        7

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Malaco Headlines: Carolyn Traylor Receives Rave Reviews
10/27/2006

Volume III, Issue 41
October 27, 2006

Carolyn Traylor:
There’s A Story Behind My Praise
Receives Rave Reviews

Texan born Carolyn Traylor follows her Malaco debut, Don’t Wanna Be Left Behind, with the finely crafted CD, There’s A Story Behind My Praise. She carefully reworks Thomas Dorsey’s classic, “Don’t Know Why” and V. Michael McKay’s “Your Time” on this traditional gospel album, which also includes original music penned by Traylor. Click on the link below to read the full review on gospelflava.com

In 1995, Traylor toured  Switzerland and Italy with Willie Neal Johnson, Roy and Esther Wooten and members of the Mississippi Mass Choir. She also performed in Italy with Dr. Bobby Jones’ Super Choir in 1997. Other artists she has been privileged to perform with include: Albertina Walker, Dorothy Norwood, Donnie McClurkin and  Shirley Caesar. She has performed on stages at the Chicago Gospelfest, GMWA, The American Gospel Quartet Convention, and for the television special Singsation.

For more information & to read the review
click on the following links:
http://www.gospelflava.com/reviews/carolyntraylorpraise.html

http://www.carolyntraylor.org

DOTTIE PEOPLES PERFORMS ON BET
PROGRAM: Bobby Jones’ Gospel

WHEN: Sunday, October 29, 2006

SINGLES: “Where Would I Be?,” “Inseparable” (World Television Premiere)
Check local listings for times

MALACO UPDATE: THE CARAVANS

During The Caravans national tour promoting their new release, Paved The Way, they interviewed with award-winning NPR journalist Tony Cox. The interview aired nationally on October 3rd and is currently available for listening online.

 To hear The Caravans’ interview on News & Notes with Tony Cox, click on the link below:

 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6187186

BILLBOARD GOSPEL ALBUM CHARTS 

TW Artist              Title                       Label       Weeks    Peak
14  The Caravans   Paved The Way    Malaco     7            7

BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN & GOSPEL ALBUMS COMBINATION CHARTS 

55 The Caravans    Paved The Way     Malaco       7            28

HOT GOSPEL SONGS AIR POWER IN RED 

TW   Artist                            Title                             Label                Weeks   Peak
16     The Caravans               "Remember Me"         Malaco                  7           16
17     The Williams Brothers   "Be There"                  Blackberry           18          17
19     Henry Green                 "My Story"                 Blackberry            18          19

Radio and Records
TW   Artist                                Title                                Label              Weeks  Rank
16    The Caravans                "Remember Me"                    Malaco               7       16
17    The Williams Brothers    "Be There"                             Blackberry         18      12
19    Henry Green                  "My Story"                             Blackberry         18      19

Music Monitor
TW   Artist                                Title                                Label              Weeks  Peak
17 The Caravans                   "Remember Me"                  Malaco                  6       17
20 Henry Green                     "My Story"                           Blackberry           11       20

Music Monitor Independent Gospel Singles
5 The Caravans                     "Remember Me"                     Malaco               6          3
7 The Williams Bros.             "Be There"                              Blackberry         32         4
8 Henry Green                      "My Story"                              Blackberry         11         8
26 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir "Somehow, Someway" AIR              53        4
29 Mississippi Mass Choir    "I’m Not Tired Yet"                 Malaco               78        2
31 Mosie Burks                    "I Got A Grip"                         Malaco               30        9
35 Dottie Peoples                 "He Said It"                              AIR                   70        2
46 Anderson Sanctuary Choir   "Lord, I Thank You"            Malaco               78        7

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Malaco Headlines: Malaco Announces 2007 Stellar Award Nominees
10/18/2006

Volume III, Issue 40
October 18, 2006

MALACO MUSIC GROUP ANNOUNCES

2007 STELLAR AWARD NOMINATIONS

Traditional Choir Of The Year

Luther Barnes & The Red Budd Gospel Choir -
Somehow, Someway
Atlanta International Records (Air Gospel)

New Artist Of The Year

Euclid Gray Father Guide Me
Malaco Records

Group Duo Of The Year

The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends –
Soul Link Live 3 Man In The Mirror
Blackberry Records

Traditional Group / Duo Of The Year

The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends –
Soul Link Live 3 Man In The Mirror
Blackberry Records
 
Traditional CD Of The Year

The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends –
Soul Link Live 3 Man In The Mirror
Blackberry Records

Traditional Male Vocalist Of The Year

Bishop Paul S. Morton – On Broken Pieces
A Hurricane Relief Project
Blackberry Records

 Melvin Williams - The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends

Soul Link Live 3 “Man In The Mirror
Blackberry Records
 
Traditional Female Vocalist Of The Year

Eddie Ruth Bradford Saved By Grace
Juana Praise Records

Quartet Of The Year

The Jackson Southernaires – Reality
Marxan Records

The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends –
Soul Link Live 3 Man In The Mirror
Blackberry Records

Billboard Charts: Nielsen SoundScan
Billboard Gospel Album Charts

TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
10 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 5 7

Billboard Christian & Gospel Albums Combination Charts
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
40 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 5 28

Billboard Radio Monitor: Hot Gospel Songs
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
17 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 5 17
18 The Williams    Brothers Be There Blackberry 16 17
20 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 16 19

Radio and Records
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
17 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 5 15
18 The Williams   Brothers Be There Blackberry 16 20
20 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 16 22

Mediaguide: Music Monitor Independent Gospel Singles
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
4 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 5 3
5 The Williams Bros. Be There Blackberry 31 4
9 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 10 8
23 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir Somehow, Someway AIR 52 4
29 Dottie Peoples He Said It AIR 69 2
33 Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet Malaco 77 2
43 Anderson Sanctuary Choir Lord, I Thank You Malaco 77 7
48 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip Malaco 47 9

Mediaguide: Music Monitor Combined Gospel Charts
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
18 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 5 18
21 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 10 21

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