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Press Release Maurette Brown-Clark Releases Long-Awaited Dream
01/23/2007

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January 23, 2007


‘PRINCESS OF PRAISE’ MAURETTE BROWN-CLARK
RELEASES LONG-AWAITED DREAM

Jackson, MS. January 23, 2007- Affectionately referred to as the ‘Princess of Praise and Worship’ music and respected producer (in season four, she co-produced the theme song for HBO series The Wire), Maurette Brown-Clark (AIR Gospel) is set to release her third project March 6, 2007, entitled The Dream.
      In 2004, Brown-Clark recorded The Dream in Baltimore to a packed house of over 2,000 people. Before the album was released, Malaco Music Group & Select-O-Hits acquired AIR Gospel, delaying the release of this deeply personal, much anticipated prize project of praise and worship music. The Dream is a smooth blend of gospel music styles promising to cross Gospel and Christian radio formats. Surprise guest on the CD is her six-year-old daughter Jada, singing “I Am What God Says I Am.”
      Produced by Asaph Ward (Kim Burrell, Men of Standard, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Evelyn Turrentine Agee), this thirteen song CD features four original songs penned by Brown-Clark as well as the praise and worship number, “Lord We Praise Your Name,” by Richard Smallwood and a remake of the Donnie McClurkin & New York Restoration Choir classic, “We Worship You.” The music of many other award winning writers is included on this CD including Jonathan Nelson (“Healed,” Donald Lawrence).
      Says Brown-Clark regarding her song selection and choice of songwriters, “I wrote some of the songs and then I went out to other artists and songwriters that I knew, loved, and who wrote my heart. They wrote as if they were up in my house living with me…hanging out with me. And so I feel like I literally wrote all of the songs.”
      Brown-Clark, one of four musical children has been active in the business as singer, songwriter and producer since 1990. Her professional career blossomed when Richard Smallwood put together his first choir. Brown-Clark accepted his invitation to join them and was noticed by labels as a solo artist when she co-led Smallwood’s classic, “Angels.”
      After a brief stint with Verity records which resulted in the top ten Billboard hit and Stellar Award winner, How I Feel in 1998, she was signed to Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) resulting in another studio hit, By His Grace, released in 2002.

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Press Release Malaco Records Strong Presence at American Gospel Quartet Convention
01/19/2007

 

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January 19, 2007

MALACO RECORDS STRONG PRESENCE
AT AMERICAN GOSPEL QUARTET CONVENTION

Birmingham, AL. January 19, 2007-The 15th Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention began on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 and runs through Saturday, January 20, 2007. An important event in gospel music, many of the greatest voices will be heard at luncheons, memorials, classes, artist showcases and during the nightly service. Malaco Records, sponsor of Thursday’s luncheon and showcase for announcers and promoters, is proud to be such a large part of the event.

“Quartet music is what gave Malaco Records its legs back in the seventies with The Jackson Southernaires and is such a rich part of our heritage here at Malaco and for gospel music in general, that we felt it important to support those who work so hard to keep the legacy alive,” states Tommy Couch, Sr., President of Malaco Music Group.

D.A. Johnson, head of the Gospel division for the label adds, “Malaco artists are hard-working, talented artists, dedicated not only to promoting ministry through gospel music, but with an eye on the future, they link to the past and celebrate the traditions in gospel music through the quartet sound. We have a strong line-up here this week and we’re proud to represent these award-winning artists.”

Malaco artists performing during the week include: Slim and the Supreme Angels, Spencer Taylor and the Highway QCs, Clay Graham of the Pilgrim Jubilees, True Believers and Darryl Luster, member of the Sensational Nightingales as well as producer of numerous groups (The Sensational Nightingales, Slim and the Supreme Angels, Spencer Taylor and the Highway QCs.


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Press Release Caravans Join B.E.T. 'Celebration of Gospel' Event
01/19/2007

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January 19, 2007


CARAVANS JOIN B.E.T.
‘CELEBRATION OF GOSPEL’ EVENT

Jackson, MS. January 20, 2007-Black Entertainment Television (B.E.T.) has created the biggest night in gospel music by inviting the brightest stars in the entertainment industry, both legends and newcomers, to share the stage for an incredible night of gospel music television, praise and worship, and all around praise-fest for their Celebration of Gospel event.
      2007 promises to be no exception to the cable channel’s seventh annual star-studded program. The Caravans (Malaco Records) will join the line-up which includes Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams, Fantasia, Tye Tribbett, Kelly Price, Coco, Smokie Norful, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Dr. Bobby Jones, Fred Hammond and many more. The event will be hosted by veteran comedian/actor/ radio personality Steve Harvey and taped on Saturday, January 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. The show will air on January 28, 2007. Check local listings for times.
      The Caravans, who most recently performed their legendary hit, “Mary Don’t You Weep” at the 22nd Annual Stellar Awards in Nashville, TN, show no signs of slowing and will continue to appear at important events across the nation.

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Malaco Headlines: Scene and Heard @ The 22nd Annual Stellar Awards
01/19/2007

Volume IV, Issue 52
January 19, 2007

SCENE AND HEARD
@
THE 22ND ANNUAL STELLAR AWARDS

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 BET 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:  March 6, 2007

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 10

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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Press Release: Williams Brothers Take Home Stellar Award
01/15/2007

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January15, 2007

Williams Brothers Take Home Stellar Award

Nashville, TN. January 13, 2007-During the 22nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards at the Grand Ole Opry, on Friday, January 13, 2007, The Williams Brothers (Blackberry Records) took home the prize for Traditional Group/Duo of the Year. Their 2006 award-winning project, Soul Link Live 3, Man in the Mirror (The Williams Brothers & Their Superstar Friends), released on May 30, and peaked at #36 on the 2006 Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart.
      SoulLink Live 3, Man in the Mirror is the third of a four-part SoulLink Live series. Taped in Atlanta, Georgia on December 4, 2003, this project features The Williams Brothers, Lee Williams & The Spiritual QCs, The Canton Spirituals, Slim & The Supreme Angels, The Christianaires, Hip Boot Joe, and Scandinavian superstar Carola.
      Music on SoulLink Live 3 revisits the hits and standards of the seventies, eighties, and nineties, such as: "My Sweet Lord," "I Can See Clearly Now," "You’ve Got A Friend," "Lean On Me," "Bridge Over Troubled Water," "Blowin’ In The Wind," "Wind Beneath My Wings," and "Love Train."

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