Entries tagged with “Minister Teddy Cross”.


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 Windy City SpiritualaireS BLACK MUSIC MONTH SPOTLIGHT!

Today we spotlight The Windy City SpiritualaireS of Chicago, Illinois, who are also known simply as “The SpiritualaireS”.  This group features the talents of Pastors and Ministers. The members are Pastor Anthony Spencer, Pastor Tyrone Lindsey, Minister Bobby Webster and Pastor Jonathan Tucker.

They have been performing and sharing their ministry coast to coast together since 1998. They were recognized as one of “The Nation’s New-Wave Top Five Selling Quartets” by The Gospel Music Industry Round-Up.

The Windy City SpiritualaireS have been able to maintain a very busy touring schedule. They have traveled and they still continue to travel across the country to minister in song at many churches, major venues and prestigious events.

The Windy City SpiritualaireS latest recording Live In-Bama was one of the top selling Gospel Quartet releases in 2000. The project was a “Live” recording that took place during the American Gospel Quartet Convention. Special guest artists appearing on the project included Willie Clayton, Minister Teddy Cross, Mary McLaurine-Glover, Big Joe Patton, and Evangelist Chequita Lumzy. In 1998, the group also released a project as “The SpiritualaireS” that received rave reviews. The project was entitled Change In My Life. It is a collection of several hits also written and arranged by Rev. Lindsey, Pastor Tucker, and Pastor Spencer including the very popular title track along with “Make A Change” featuring Minister Teddy Cross, “Pay Attention,” “What A Time” and the inspirational “Your Blessin’ Is Comin’”. This project earned them many National awards, nominations, and accolades.

The group is currently making preparations for a new release and several members of the group have solo projects in the works as well.

This youthful group deserves to be spotlighted as we celebrate Black Music Month.