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On Saturday, December 17, 2016, SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards presented an appreciation program for Toby A. Goodson. The concert was held at Faith, Hope and Charity Church in Columbia, SC.

Before reporting on the concert, let me tell you about Toby. Toby is the son of Sister Blanche and Brother Ronald Goodson. Sister Goodson is affectionately referred to as The Mouth Of The South. She is a radio angel, promoter and currently the CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio and SC Gospel Quartet Awards. As CEO of SC Gospel Quartet Radio, she has taken an idea of having an online radio broadcast and launched a 24/7 online station that is changing the way gospel fans around the world get their praise on at home, work and while traveling. Ronald Goodson is a songwriter, arranger, singer and musician extraordinaire, he is also the lead guitarist for The Legendary National Juniors.

Thus Toby grew up immersed in the gospel music genre. As a result, he is an exceptional drummer. He is a music producer. He is also one of the up and coming music engineers  with a unique ability to maximize digital software and equipment to get the most out of artists. So, it was fitting that his Mom and Dad would want to celebrate the holiday season with a gospel concert Appreciation Program just for their son.

The concert began with devotion by Little Ms. Danasha Richardson. What a talent. At six (6) years old, she delivered biblical scriptures and very fitting devotional songs like a pro. The concert performers were The Southern Gospel Singers, Willie Goins & The Medlondyettes, The National Juniors and The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. All of the groups were great. The National Juniors introduce the congregation to the title track from their new CD “Just Look How The Lord Blessing You And Me.”

The headliners The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams took the services to greater heights.  Now, for gospel fans, you know that The Talley Boys were the musicians for the group Willie Neal Johnson & The New Gospel Keynotes. And, you also know that Minister Cross and Robert Williams were longtime members of The Gospel Keynotes as well as The New Keynotes.

So, having Minister Cross and Robert Williams on stage with the Talley Boys brought back fond memories of the legendary Gospel Keynotes. This was a reunion of sorts and what a reunion it was. Minister Cross and Robert Williams shared lead duties. Yes, Minister Cross did call “Robert” just like the late Willie Neal Johnson would have. And, yes, the guys embraced all of the comedic moves that fans were use to seeing by a performance of “The Gospel Keynotes.” But, they sang. And, they took the audience down memory lane. And, what a trip it was – with songs like, “Jesus, You’ve Been Good To Me,” “This Is Just A Rehearsal,” and so many more. What a grand time we had with this new configuration of The Keynotes.

If you are a promoter and you want to bring to your city a group that will electrify the audience and deliver that traditional gospel quartet sound with a twenty-first century flare, then you need to book The Talley Boys, with Minister Teddy Cross and Robert Williams. You will not be disappointed. And, your audience will surely be saying “Lord, I Thank You.”

The Original Fantastic Heirs of Atlanta, GeorgiaIN THEIR OWN WORDS!

“I would like to introduce you to The Original Fantastic Heirs of Atlanta, Georgia. We feature the Legendary Reverend Charlie Brown, a long time mentor and member. As you know he was a member of Robert Blair and the Fantastic Violinaires from Detroit, Michigan, and an inductee into the Gospel Hall Of Fame. We are former members of Lil Blair and The Fantastic Violinaires that later became Lil Blair and The Fantastic Heirs for many years. We give glory to God, who has allowed us to venture out and continue the falsetto style of singing that made the Reverend Brown and others famous over the years. We decided to incorporate the falsetto singing style along with the smooth sounds of yesteryears; thus creating a unique sound that we hope you as well as our fans will enjoy. We have performed for many years throughout the nation singing God’s praise and will continue under the direction of Rev. Brown and other prominent ?gures in the gospel community.”

The new CD is titled, Dr. Jesus. “This is a rearranged version of the hit song by The Fantastic Violinares to show our appreciation to their years of performing and inspiring songsters” all over the world. Songs on the CD are “Dr. Jesus,” “Thank You Lord,” “Welcome Me Home,” “I Love You Lord,” “He Lives,” “My Life (Depending On You),” “Heaven,” “Precious Lord,” and “It Will Be Alright.”

The members of The Original Fantastic Heirs are Rev. Charlie Brown, Danny Boone, Quintin Boone, Rob Champion, James Johnson, and Tim Boone.

Listen to the entire CD during the March Quartet Mix broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and during the month of April at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

Win Thompkins & The StompersWin Thompkins & The Stompers are about to take this country like a tidal wave. Who are Win Thompkins & The Stompers? Well, they are no strangers to the gospel music industry. The group is based in South Florida. It is a family group. They have been singing for many years. And, they have released eight CD’s and a DVD.

In 2009, they released the CD The Leaning Tree. The CD was recently picked up by Humility Music Group and MCG Records. With a new package, new release date and worldwide exposure, look for this CD to become one of the most sought after project of 2010.

The CD consists of music that will certainly remind the listener of yesteryears. There is music with a Southern Gospel style. There is certainly a country music feel to some of the songs. And, there is the down-home traditional gospel quartet flavor. As you listen to the CD, you will undoubtedly be thinking about quartet gospel groups from the 50’s and 60’s.

The songs on the CD are “What’s In Your Hand,” “Shakin Going On,” “Dressing Room,” “The Leaning Tree,” “The Lord’s Glory” and a “Medley.” There are 15 songs incorporated into the Medley. In fact, if this was a LP instead of a CD, the Medley would be the entire side 2.

Mr. Glenn Stevenson has found another winner with Win. Pastor Win is an outstanding lead singer. And, the Stompers are some of the best background singers in gospel music.

Listen to songs from the CD during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast on October 25, 2010.