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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.”

JudahIN THEIR OWN WORDS!

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.

THE JUDAH MISSION
To spread God’s word all over the world

THE JUDAH VISION
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.

The Dixie HummingbirdsHow did the month of June become Black Music Month? “Spurred by the songwriter and record producer Kenny Gamble, President Jimmy Carter in 1979 designated June as Black Music Month.” Each president since Carter has issued a proclamation reaffirming the designation.

According to the Proclamation recently issued by President Barack Obama, the “music of our Nation has always spoken to the condition of our people and reflected the diversity of our Union. African-American musicians, composers, singers, and songwriters have made enormous contributions to our culture by capturing the hardships and aspirations of a community and reminding us of our shared values. During African-American Music Appreciation Month, we honor the rich musical traditions of African-American musicians and their gifts to our country and our world.

From the cadenced hums of spirituals to the melodies of rhythm and blues, African-American music has been used to communicate, to challenge, to praise, and to uplift in times of both despair and triumph. The rhythmic chords embedded in spirituals have long expressed a deep faith in the power of prayer, and brought hope to slaves toiling in fields. The soulfulness of jazz and storytelling in the blues inspired a cultural renaissance, while the potent words of gospel gave strength to a generation that rose above the din of hatred to move our country toward justice and equality for all.”

This is the month the nation has set aside to place emphasis on the history, artistry and culture of Black Music. Well, for those that visit this site you know that here each month we celebrate the history, artistry and culture of traditional gospel quartet music.

During this month we will spotlight gospel quartet groups (and singers) that may not be household names, but are just as important to this genre as the major (sometime called ‘National’ artists). We encourage each of you to take the time this month and tell others (particularly young people) about the groups in your area that contribute to the gospel quartet genre.