Entries tagged with “Huey Williams”.

The Jackson SouthernairesThe Jackson Southernaires’ new CD is titled Back Again. The title will have you asking – What is meant by “Back Again?” A search of many music libraries will reveal that the phrase is often used to describe albums (and CDs) by groups that 1) have been away from recording for sometime, or 2) music from a group that has returned to their roots.

We’ll neither describe The Jackson Southernaires. The group released the CD Destiny in 2008. In 2005/2006, they released Reality. So, ‘Back Again” probably does not refer to a return to the recording studio for The Jackson Southernaires. The group’s releases are always rooted in the traditional gospel quartet sound. There is no doubt that The Jackson Southernaires deliver good solid gospel quartet music every time they enter the studio.

So our assessment of “Back Again” is that it signifies that the group is ‘back’ with an exceptional project. The new CD consists of eleven (11) songs never before recorded by The Jackson Southernaires. Huey sings lead on each song. He shares lead duties with Maurice Surrell, Sr. on “Take Me Back.” Yes, “Take Me Back” is the song made popular by Andréa Crouch. The choir, Brandon Mitchell & Singers With A Purpose, provide background vocals on “I Need You” and “Take Me Back.”

Castro Coleman wrote the song “He’s Got Me.” Castro also plays guitar throughout the entire project. He showcases a blues arrangement to “Did It For Me.” Huey shows that he knows how to deliver a gospel song laden with chords that will remind the listener of blues singers from the Mississippi Delta.

No matter how you interpret the title “Back Again,” you will find that it contains good gospel quartet music. Listen to song from the CD during the next broadcast of Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio.

Ecko Records Gospel Sampler 2010Ecko Records, home of The Gospel Miracles, The Echoaires, and The Eternal Light Singers, just released a CD sampler. The sampler contains one song from The Gospel Miracles, two from The Eternal Light Singers, and two new songs from The Echoaires,.

From The Echoaires upcoming CD “Ol’ Skool – Nu Flava” are the songs “I Owe The Lord” and “Don’t Forget The Bridge.” Both songs represent that old school quartet singing at its finest.

The Gospel Miracles CD “Hold Out” is one of the standout CDs of 2010. It is currently in the top 10 of Gloryland Gospel’s Top 20 Gospel Quartet CDs Chart. Huey Williams of The Jackson Southeraires is featured on the title track. The song from the CD on the sampler is “Trouble In My Way.”

The Eternal Light Singers CD is titled Simply Outstanding. It was one of the standout CDs of 2009. The songs from the CD on the sampler are “Wrapped Up” and “Walkin’ With Me.”

Listen to songs from the Sampler CD during the Quartet Mix at Gloryland Gospel Quartet Radio broadcast beginning September 25, 2010.

Ecko RecordsToday we take a look at Ecko Records. Ecko Records, based in Memphis, Tennessee, started out as a Blues label. The label began in 1995. Soon thereafter it expanded into the fields of R & B and eventually into the gospel music genre.

The label’s first gospel release was Minister Charles Miller And Songs Of Purpose (Let’s Show Some Love). Since that time, they have released projects on Eternal Lights (Simply Outstanding), The EchoAires (Transformation), The Gospel Miracles (Project), and recently a second recording by The Gospel Miracles titled Hold Out. Huey Williams of The Jackson Southernaires makes a guest appearance on The Gospel Miracles’ Hold On.

The label does not cut corners in the production or promotions of their artists. Just check out the two “live” concerts (The EchoAires and Eternal Lights) recordings. This is definitely a label that puts the necessary resources into recording quality projects and promoting their artists.

Ecko Records has positioned itself to be a major force in the gospel music industry. We anticipate nothing but good quartet gospel music to continue to flow from the facilities of Ecko Records.