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God brought together 6 young men to do his will, Daniel Chatman Jr., Andrae Lenear Sr., Henry Pitts Jr., Joey Parris, and Melvin Brown. These young men are on fire for the Lord at all times and always ready to lift the name of God. Judah is ready and willing to spread God’s word to everyone through gospel music. It doesn’t matter who you are young, old, rich, poor, strong or weak in faith you will be blessed by their music ministry. Their name speaks for its self “Judah” which means “Praise”. If you hear them sing you will see that’s just what they do, give God the praise.

With a heavy anointing Judah sings with conviction, power, versatility, and charisma. Judah however, is no stranger to gospel music, for they have been singing and playing all of their lives in many family and local gospel groups and choirs, in and around Rochester, NY. Judah has been blessed with the opportunity in 2006 to release their first album self titled “Judah” that gave them the opportunity to spread the sound of Judah all over. Judah has released a second album” Leaning on you” released on Low Rush Music. Their project is available in the marketplace everywhere.
Judah has been blessed to receive 1st place and voted best male gospel group in the pressing toward your vision showcase in NY. Judah has also been featured in many newspapers and Magazines. Judah has had the opportunity to travel all over, allowing them to share the stage with gospel greats such as The Flint Cavilers, The Christianaires, Walter Barnes, Doc McKenzie, Legendary Spencer Taylor and the Hi-Way Qc’s and a host of others.
The Inspiration of Judah comes from gospel greats such as, Lee Williams & the Spiritual Qc’s The Cantons, Mr. Paul Porter, Mr. Frank Williams, and many others.

The main objective of Judah is to let people know, especially the younger generation, that you can be saved and still have fun, praising the Lord and you don’t have to dress or look a certain way for God to move in your life or to be blessed, that you can make a difference in this world with just what God has given to you.

If you have not yet heard these young men, then get ready because they are coming to your city. The next time you hear the name Judah, come on out, meet and greet them, and get your praise on.

To spread God’s word all over the world

For some woman, man, boy, or girl to accept Christ in their life today!

The group’s new single, “Heaven” is the first release from their upcoming CD entitled Red Carpet. It also represents the first project on their new record label Judah World Music Group.

Listen to their new Single, “Heaven,” and songs from the CD Leaning On You during the March Quartet Mix broadcast at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio and during the month of April at Gloryland Gospel Radio.

Rev. Benjamin Cone, Jr.



Jackson, MS (September 18, 2012) – It is with heavy hearts and treasured memories that Malaco Music Group announces the passing of beloved Minister and Gospel Recording Artist – Rev. Benjamin Cone Jr. He died peacefully at his home in Jackson, MS on Sunday, September 16, 2012 after an extended illness.

Born in Waycross, GA on September 28, 1937, Rev. Cone moved to Mississippi in 1973. As fate would have it, he would meet and develop a friendship with Frank Williams – legendary Gospel singer, songwriter, producer and Malaco Gospel Division Director. Frank would share his vision for a statewide Gospel choir and invite Rev. Cone to become one of its founding members, in 1988. He agreed to become the choir Spiritual Director with one stipulation – the choir would not just sing about the Lord, but extend an invitation of discipleship on every recording and at every the concert. Frank also agreed, and the rest is history. He faithfully served the choir for 25 years. (www.mississippimass.com), www.facebook.com/tmmc1.

Although he was known for his thunderous voice and the iconic sermonette “The Birds,” it was the sermonette “It was Worth It All” from their recording – Not By Might – that sums up who and what he was. This art imitating life story took place in the Mississippi Baptist Hospital Medical Center, where Rev. Cone was recovering from prostate cancer surgery. While having his vitals checked by the overnight nurse, he noticed that she seemed troubled. After talking to her for a while and gaining her confidence, he discovered that she did not have a relationship with the Lord. It was there in the hospital recovery room, that he would lead her to the Lord, and prompt him to say, “It was worth my getting prostate cancer, that the nurse might get the Lord – “It Was Worth It All.”

Rev. Cone was an artist in his own rights, having released 6 CD’s with Malaco Records. His uniqueness was to simply translate God’s Good News into a thunder-voiced language that impacted the hearts and minds of those blessed to hear him.

According to Malaco’s President – Tommy Couch Jr. – “He was a deeply religious man who always found God’s blessings in every situation. Upon hearing of the tornado destroying Malaco, Rev. Cone commented, “No one was hurt and you had good insurance….the Lord wanted Malaco to have a new building.” Rev. Cone was present to bless the new offices at Malaco before re-opening. He told us, “Every disappointment is an appointment with the Lord.” We will truly miss Rev. Cone and his wisdom and love for our Lord.”

He leaves to cherish his memory a dedicated wife of 53 years – Louise Dixon Cone; five children – Marjorie Cone, Brenda Raiford, Danny James Cone, Benjamin Cone III, Audrey Cone Thompson; and one grandchild – Christian Cone.

Homegoing Service will take place on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at
11:00AM at New Jerusalem Baptist Church, 5708 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS 39211. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Lakeover Memorial Funeral Home, 1525 Beasley Road, Jackson, MS 39206, 601 362 0162. Viewing will take place on Friday, September 21, 2012, 1:00PM – 7:00PM.

Additional Information:

Malaco Music Group
PO Box 9287
Jackson, MS 39286

Mississippi Mass Choir Ministries, Inc
PO Box 11279
Jackson, MS 39283

Howard "Slim" Hunt And The Sumpreme AngelsIt seems difficult for a gospel quartet group to move beyond the death of their lead singer. This is particularly true when the lead singer’s name and persona were so uniquely tied to the group. For instance, although members of The Gospel Keynotes have recorded since the death of Willie Neal Johnson, they have yet to reach the level of success experienced by Willie Neal Johnson & The New Gospel Keynotes. The same can be said for the members of Willie Banks & The Messengers. And, of course observers of this genre know full well what has happened to the group Tommy Ellison & The Singing Stars. It is just difficult for most quartet groups to move beyond the death of their lead singer who, to a great extent, was the group.

Contrast these examples to that of The Jackson Southernaires. Although, promoters and Radio Angles may refer to the group as Huey Williams and The Jackson Southernaires, that is not the group’s official name . It is The Jackson Southernaires. So, when the legendary Frank Williams died, the group was able to continue on with little, if any, interruption. Of course, Frank’s contributions to later recordings are missed. However, his death did not mean the end of The Jackson Southernaires. And, the same can be said for The Swanee Quintet. They have lost many lead singers, but the group continues on. This is just another example where the names of none of their lead singers have ever been incorporated into the name of the group.

That brings us to Slim & The Supreme Angels. You may recall that after the death of Rev. Hunt, the group reverted back to their original name – The Supreme Angels. And, they actually released a CD titled Reloaded. Now, the longest serving members of the group have decided to venture out with a new group – Slim’s Original Angels.

Michael (Big Mike) Kempson, Gregg Kelly, and Sugar Hightower have joined forces to bring back that style of gospel quartet music created by the original Supreme Angels. With the new name, the guys pay homage to their longtime leader (SLIM) and members (ORIGINAL ANGELS) that have been with the group for many, many years. According to Big Mike, the group will be ready to minister to their many fans by the end of the summer. Look for something new and exciting from this new amalgamation of The Supreme Angels.