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Malaco Headlines: Cars Pull Over For Carolyn Traylor
02/09/2007

Volume IV, Issue 54
February 9, 2007

CAROLYN TRAYLOR PRAISE REPORT

CARS PULL OVER FOR CAROLYN TRAYLOR 

Dallas, TX-Carolyn Traylor’s 2006 release, There’s A Story Behind My Praise, raises the question, “What’s the story?”

As the title track heats up airwaves across the nation, Traylor is spending her time not only talking to radio programmers and talk show hosts, but listening. What she hears is a dream come true. And a new story to tell.

Years ago, Traylor prayed that people would be so moved by her music that listeners would be compelled to pull over if they were driving; so overcome by the emotional moment and the spirit of connection and healing that they needed to stop. Traylor decided she would use this as her marker that at last she was really where God wanted her to be.

Traylor is not shy with God. She asks him for exactly what she wants and, knowing that every little thing matters to Him, that nothing is insignificant, he will deliver to her, her hearts’ desire within His will.

Recently, she was speaking with a radio host for Heaven 97, (Antonio Johnson and Warren Brooks) who has the single, “There’s A Story Behind My Praise” in heavy rotation. A listener had recently called in to relate that she was so blessed by “There’s A Story Behind My Praise,” so moved, in fact, that she had to pull over and cry. That was in Dallas.

In Beaumont, Texas, the single is the most requested song for the station and is heard by inmates in the local prison. One gentleman, who is living out a sixty year sentence, wrote home to say ‘thank-you’ for this song, it has really helped him through his difficulties.

Winston-Salem North Carolina, same thing. “Oh my God, I had to pull over to the side of the road when this song came on…”

A simple prayer, answered. Now there’s a story because of her praise. Traylor says about being in the music business, “It’s not about money. I want to bless people. I want my music to stand a long time as a source of comfort, healing, and a blessing for others.”

From New Jersey to Alabama, North Carolina, and Texas, listeners are feeling the blessings. Traylor thanks God for answering her prayer from so long ago and looks forward to adding more stories to be praised.

Maurette Brown-Clark
The Dream

Release Date: March 6, 2007

Radio stations are already clamoring for this project!

Watch for the review in
Christian Retailing
coming soon!


BILLBOARD GOSPEL ALBUM CHARTS
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
19 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 22 7

Billboard Radio Monitor Hot Gospel Songs
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
11 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 22 11

Radio and Records
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
11 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 22 9

MUSIC MONITOR NOTES: THESE CHARTS
ARE NO LONGER PUBLISHING
CHARTS PAST THE TOP 10

Music Monitor Independent Gospel Singles
6 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 21 3

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Press Release: Caravans Nominated for 2007 Soul Train Award
02/09/2007

PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
 February 9, 2007

CARAVANS HONORED WITH SOUL TRAIN NOMINATION
BEST GOSPEL ALBUM

Jackson, MS. February 9, 2007-On February 6, 2007, Soul Train announced nominees for their 21st annual prestigious music awards among whom is found The Caravans, for their 2006 release Paved The Way, in the category of Best Gospel Album. The event takes place on March 17th at the Pasadena Civic Center in Pasadena, California and will then be broadcast through syndicated networks between March 17th and March 24th. Check local listings for dates and times.

Paved The Way is also in the running for a Grammy Award; winners will be announced at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday, February 11th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Building an impressive chart record, Paved The Way hit #7 on Billboard’s music charts as well as Nielsen SoundScan charts upon release and is currently at #19 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums charts, for its 22nd week on. “Remember Me,” the current radio single is at #11 and has also been on the charts for twenty-two weeks. The song reached #11 in its first weeks out. The album also includes classic hits such as “Mary Don’t You Weep,” which The Caravans recently performed on B.E.T’s Celebration of Gospel event and at the 22nd annual Stellar Awards ceremony in January.

The long established Soul Train Music Awards voting body includes active professionals in the fields of radio station programming, retail sales and management and recording artists with records that reach one or more music trade publication charts during the past one year eligibility period.



Press Release: Maurette Brown-Clark to Appear on TBN
02/06/2007

PRESS RELEASE


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 6, 2007

Maurette Brown-Clark to Appear on TBN

Jackson, MS. February 6, 2007-Maurette Brown-Clark (AIR Gospel) is scheduled to perform on the Trinity Broadcast Network (TBN) Praise the Lord program (PTL) Tuesday, February 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific time. This week’s program features host Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant and will be taped live at The Empowerment Temple, 4217 Primrose Ave., Baltimore, MD. For directions, please contact the church at: 410-585-0307.

Brown-Clark will be performing the first single and national debut of “One God” from the highly anticipated AIRGospel/Malaco Music Group live CD project, The Dream, which is scheduled to release on March 6th, 2007.

For booking inquiries, contact BAI Management at 908-238-3733; Radio servicing, D.A. Johnson, 601-982-4522.

The Praise the Lord Program is the only “live,” two-hour Christian program in the world. The program features well known celebrities as well as laypersons and is formatted with both performance and interviews. The weekly program has been on the air for over thirty years and can be seen around the world.


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Malaco Headlines New Releases Line Up For March 6th
01/27/2007

Volume IV, Issue 52
January 19, 2007

SCENE AND HEARD
@
THE 22ND ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

CARAVANS PERFORM AT STELLARS

Nashville, TN. January 13, 2007-When in the presence of The Caravans, it is obvious that one is surrounded by legends. The Caravans, pictured clockwise from top: Inez Andrews, Delores Washington, Dorothy Norwood, and Albertina Walker, performed their classic hit, “Mary Don’t You Weep,” impeccably and then left the stage to make the rounds with television, radio and print media.
 Their message was consistent and clear: Their lives have been and still are all about ministry through gospel music, and  youth today should focus on getting an education,  keeping their lives straight, and leaning on God.
 The Caravans are truly classy ladies who have created a great legacy and example for all who follow behind them.


The Caravans will be performing on Saturday, January 20, at the B.E.T. Celebration of Gospel Event in Los Angeles, California. The show airs on January 28, 2007. Check local listings for times.

WILLIAMS BROTHERS NAMED
BEST TRADITIONAL GROUP/DUO OF THE YEAR
AT 22ND ANNUAL STELLARS

The Williams Brothers, leaders in the gospel music industry bring home one more Stellar on Saturday night for SoulLink Live 3, third in a four-part series recorded on one night in Atlanta in 2003. Each release has become a best-selling album and boasts a star-studded line up of artists including: The Canton Spirituals, Slim & The Supreme Angels, The Christianaires, Hip Boot Joe and best-selling Scandinavian superstar, Carola.

PAUL MORTON GIVES BIG FINISH AT STELLAR AWARDS

Bishop Paul Morton, nominated for Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year was joined by Kurt Carr and Lew Bartholomew as he closed the Stellar Awards with a cut from his nominated project, On Broken Pieces. Their powerful performance moved all in attendance.

WILLIAMS BROTHERS
present
JAMES CLEVELAND AWARD
to
MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY

Eddie Ruth Bradford (Juana Records), nominated for Traditional Female Vocalist of the Year for Saved By Grace, her sophomore effort, is one of the sweethearts of gospel music. Her deep alto voice is unique and highly praised and her personality is equally matched. Making the rounds with press during the show, she was radiant and warmed up the room for everyone!

OTHER MALACO MUSIC GROUP ARTISTS IN ATTENDANCE:
MAURETTE
BROWN CLARK
New Release:  The Dream, March

LUTHER BARNES
Nominee
Traditional Choir

EUCLID GRAY
Nominee
New Artist

Billboard Nielsen SoundScan
Billboard Gospel Album Charts
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
18 The Caravans Paved The Way Malaco 19 7

Billboard Radio Monitor Hot Gospel Songs
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
13 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 19 12

Radio and Records
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Rank
13 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 19 12

Music Monitor Syndicated
TW Artist Title Label Weeks Peak
11 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 18 11
45 Neal Roberson It’s On The Way Blackberry 4 44

Music Monitor Independent Gospel Singles
5 The Caravans Remember Me Malaco 18 3
22 The Williams Bros. Be There Blackberry 44 4
19 Henry Green My Story Blackberry 23 8
25 Mosie Burks I Got A Grip Malaco 42 9
37 Luther Barnes/Red Budd Gos. Choir Somehow, Someway AIR 65 4
32 Mississippi Mass Choir I’m Not Tired Yet Malaco 90 2

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Blues News: Malaco Artists Claim Top Honors
01/26/2007

Volume 2, Issue 14
January 27, 2007


MALACO ARTISTS CLAIM TOP HONORS
2006 READER’S POLL
BLUES CRITICS AWARDS

Jackson, MS-For those of you who haven’t heard yet, Malaco artists took home six of the top honors awarded by the more than 50,000 fans that voted for their favorites of 2006. Hats off to Bluescritic.com for keeping the blues community informed and together on charts, releases, and what’s happening down in the delta and beyond. The list of winners is featured below! If you are a media person that hasn’t received a copy of a project and would like one to review, please give us a shout and we’ll hook you up!

Best Southern Soul/R & B Album

Willie Clayton     Gifted     Malaco

Blues Critic Staff Pick

Southern Soul Artist of the Year

Willie Clayton

  • Two Top 5 Southern Soul Hits
  • CD Gifted voted Best Southern Soul R & B album of the year
  • Billboard Top 100 R & B Albums Chart
  • Roduced Omar Cunningham, Worth The Wait
  • Clayton also completed a tour and video during 2006

Best Record Producers of the Year

Willie Clayton & Vick Allen

Southern Soul Blues Song of the Year

"Scat Cat, Here Kitty, Kitty" (Waldoxy)

Billy 'Soul' Bonds

Best Slow Jam

Billy 'Soul' Bonds

"Scat Cat...Here Kitty, Kitty" (Waldoxy)

Best Dance Song

Mel Waiters

"Throwback Days" (Waldoxy)

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT
DAVID SEA
Love Makes The World Go Round
Park Place Records ( A Division of the Knight Music Group)
Distribution: The Malaco Music Group

David Sea has been compared to a vocal blend of Luther Vandross and Teddy Pendergrass and has earned the moniker, “The Sexiest Living Man in the World,” by those who have followed his  career and is well known for touring extensively with The Temptation Review, helping to keep the legend of the original Temptations alive.
 Born in Birmingham, Alabama, Sea began singing with his brother in the gospel group The Johnson Harmonaires. He eventually joined the army, but returned to singing  after his retirement, forming the group David C. & The Question Mark.
 Sea has recorded many successful albums throughout his career. His latest release, Love Makes The World Go Round, which was written and produced by Frederick Knight (“Ring My Bell”) of the Knight Music Group, is a collection of strong urban adult contemporary love songs.

TOP 25 CHART
The soulandbluesreport.com

Rank    SONG    ARTIST    LABEL

Scat Cat, Here Kitty, Kitty Billy “Soul” Bonds Waldoxy
Boom, Boom, Boom    Willie Clayton    Malaco
Shake and Shimmy    Larome Powers    Waldoxy
14 Throwback Days    Mel Waiters    Waldoxy

TOP 50 DEEP SOUL, RHYTHM & BLUES ALBUMS
BLUESCRITIC.COM JANUARY 2007

NOW    WAS    SONG    ARTIST    LABEL

1    2 Gifted    Willie Clayton       Malaco
4    5 Here Kitty, Kitty    Billy "Soul" Bonds    Waldoxy
13    11  Throw Back Days     Mel Waiters    Waldoxy
28    26 Full Circle    Willie Clayton    Malaco
49    47 Simply Soul    Vick Allen    Waldoxy

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