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Atlanta International Records recording artist Rev. Gerald Thompson passes


The Malaco Music Group regrets to announce the passing of Atlanta International Records (AIR Gospel) recording artist Rev. Gerald Thompson.

Rev. Gerald Thompson has without a doubt, emerged as one of America’s most premier Gospel personalities. Indeed Rev. Gerald Thompson is not only a gifted singer/songwriter, musician, arranger and producer, he is also, and most importantly an anointed preacher and minister of the Gospel. Rev. Gerald Thompson is recognized and respected for his unique songwriting ability. His anointed songs have crossed the borders of all 50 states and abroad catapulting him to a place in Gospel music that spans decades. He has written, arranged and recorded such musical renditions as “Everybody Ought To Know Who Jesus Is,” “Your Deliverance Is In The Praise,” “Hallelujah I Found Him, ” and his Billboard charted hit “Jesus Is My Rock.” Respected for his unique style, talent and ability, Rev. Gerald Thompson has been summoned by some of Gospel music’s icons to lend his writing and producing skills on their individual projects.

A few of the artists he has had the distinct pleasure of working with include..,
The Legendary Swanee Quintet
The Lumzy Sisters
Tommy Ellison And The Singing Stars
Sister Lucille Pope And The Pearly Gates
Rev.Timothy Wright
Rev. James Moore
The Arkansas Fellowship Mass Choir
The Oklahoma Fellowship Mass Choir
The Tennessee Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
Rev.Timothy Flemming And The Mt. Carmel Mass Choir
Velmer Watkins And The Angelic Community Choir
Rev. Jerry Black And The Greater Paradise Baptist Church
And many other national personalities too numerous to name.

Rev. Gerald Thompson has also co-produced four-time stellar award winner, Dottie Peoples on her “Live At Salem” and “On Time God” recorded project. He is also the writer and arranger of the popular hit song, “God Is A Good God” as recorded by Bishop Paul S. Morton and the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Mass Choir, which is continuously receiving phenomenal success. Rev. Gerald Thompson has also experienced some personal success recording 6 releases on the Atlanta International Record label entitled..,

Let the Church Say Amen
Let the Church Say Amen Again
Live in Chicago
Deliverance In The Praise
Everybody Ought To Know Who Jesus Is
I Can’t Stop Now

As exemplified through the power of his ministry, Rev. Gerald Thompson is truly a man on a mission dedicated to proclaiming and promoting the Kingdom of God. He has a unique passion for serving and encouraging God’s people. He continuously uses every one of his gifts and talents to build up and strengthen the body of Christ. Rev. Gerald Thompson is the founder and president of Gerald Thompson Ministries, Inc., and the Gee Tee Gospel music/record company. He also served as the Pastor of the Greenwood Missionary Baptist Church in Lamar, Mississippi where the motto is “You can always experience God’s Grace at Greenwood!” Rev. Gerald Thompson was blessed and happily married to his best friend, partner and wife Mrs. Vicki Renee Thompson.

He will be greatly missed!

The Arrangements are as follows:

Thursday, May 30th at 11.00 am at
Greater Second Baptist Church
516 Geyer Springs Road
Little Rock, AR

Flowers should be sent to:
Robinson Mortuary
1201 Dr. Martin L King Drive
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202

Phone 501-371-0111

Cards should be mailed to
Family of Pastor Gerald Thompson
P.O. Box 165818
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202


Dave Shirley and Tafal Gospel SingersDave Shirley and Tafal Gospel Singers of Los Angles, California, recently released their new project titled We See A Better Way.

Although this may be the first time you have heard of this group, the guys are no strangers to the gospel quartet genre. In fact, Dave Shirley is the cousin of Joe Ligon of The Mighty Clouds of Joy. And, Joe’s brother Clarence Ligon is a member of Dave Shirley and Tafal Gospel Singers.

Dave Shirley has been singing gospel for over 30 years. Years ago he was a member of The Five Tones of Binghamton, NY. The members of Dave Shirley and Tafal Gospel Singers were, at one time, known as The Angels of Joy. The Angels were based out of Los Angels, California.

Along with Ligon and Shirley, the other members of the group are Johnny Brown, Jerry Warner and Al Sanders. Including their years with The Angels of Joy, the guys have been together for over 25 years.

You may be wondering, as we were, what is Tafal? According to Mr. Shirley it is an acronym that contains the first letter of the name of each state were a group member was born – Texas, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

There are fifteen (15) songs on the CD. There are some really good ballads on the CD. The message in each song is inspiring and relevant to current events. Listeners will find it hard to take this project out of the player.

Listen to songs from the CD during the New Music and Quartet Mix broadcasts at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

The Reel BrothersThe Reel Brothers are out of West Memphis, Arkansas. Borrowing from the name of the group, their new CD is titled The Reel Experience. Note the spelling of real in the title.

With this new project, The Reel Brothers are taking their music to the next level. You will final well written songs with thought provoking messages.

The members of the group are the sons and nephews of the original Reel Brothers. The current members are Minister Antwan Stinnett, Jeromy Thomas, Ricky Reel, Juarez Banks, Nicholas Merrit, and Minister Devon Brown. “This second generation group has been ministering for over four years now since taking the reigns from their father and uncles whom started the group in 1980.” This younger generation of The Reel Brothers brings a great deal of energy to each song.

There are ten (10) songs on the project. From the ballad “I’m Free” to the upbeat “Lord I’ll Do It” and “Can’t Live Without Jesus” to the 70’s influenced “Every Step,” there is something on this project for any fan of good gospel music. This project should get the attention of radio angels around the country. In addition, it should definitely garner new fans for The Reel Brothers. Get ready for a Reel Experience.

Listen to songs from the CD during the New Music and Quartet Mix broadcasts at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.