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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.”

Percy E. Griffin, Sr.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Percy Griffin, Lead Singer of the Legendary Swanee Quintet

It is with heavy hearts that the Malaco Music Group announces the passing of Mr. Percy Griffin. Percy was the lead singer of the Swanee Quintet for 50 years. While with the Swanees, Percy recorded a number of chart topping songs, which included; “Ups and Downs”, “The Lord Will Provide”, “Dr. Jesus” and “Eternal Life.” He will definitely be missed by his family, friends, fans and The Swanee Quintet.

Darrell Luster (Director of The Malaco Music Group) states, “Percy and the Swanees were signed to our Atlanta International Record Label and has more recently appeared on the project, “The Legends Of Quartet.” “It was a joy working closely with Percy and he was a dear friend.”

Additional Information:
Malaco Music Group
PO Box 9287
Jackson, MS 39286
601 982 4522
www.malaco.com


Arrangements:

Homegoing Services
Saturday, August 29, 2015, at 12:00 PM
The United House Of Prayer For All People
1269 Wrightsboro Road
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 722-4691

Guestbook

In Charge Of Arrangements
Elliott Sons Funeral Home
2524 Lumpkin Road
Augusta, GA 30906
(706) 793-0123

13th Annual Gospel Quartet Workshop And CelebrationOn Saturday, March 23, 2013, Blanche Goodson presented the 13th Annual Gospel Quartet Workshop And Celebration. Minister Brian Mayes (Of Brian Mayes & Heavenbound) was the featured presenter for the Saturday morning workshop.

Ronica & The Mighty Blazing Stars were the special guest for the concert. Also performing at the concert were Flossie Boyd Johnson & Favor, Minister Ricky & The Mighty Golden Stars, The National Juniors, Raiford Hinton & The New Fantastic Jordianaires, Spirit Of Columbia, and Serenity.

SC GOSPEL QUARTETS AWARDS 2013 WINNERS

1. MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE GOSPEL LEGENDS

2. FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
FLOSSIE BOYD JOHNSON AND FAVOR

3. BEST DRESSED MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE SIX VOICES OF ZION

4. BEST DRESSED FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
SISTER MARY MYERS AND THE TEAM OF JOY

5. MOST DILIGENT GROUP OF THE YEAR
DEACON ROSEVELT ROBINSON AND THE FLYING SOULS

6. MALE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
HENRY JONES

7. FEMALE PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
MARLESE HENDRIX

8. RADIO ANGEL OF THE YEAR
PASTOR CURTIS YOUNG

9. PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE
PELHAM MYERS & THE FIVE SINGING STARS

10. BEST PERFORMING MALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
ROY & REVELATION

11. BEST PERFORMING FEMALE GROUP OF THE YEAR
WOMEN OF STRENGTH

12. BEST QUARTET GOSPEL WEBSITE OF THE YEAR
DOC McKENZIE & THE HI-LITES
WWW.DocMcKenzieAndTheHiLites.COM

13. NATIONAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
THE LEGENDARY SINGING STARS

14.SONG OF THE YEAR
THERE IS A LAND by RONALD FERGURSON AND FORTY-ONE COMMUNITY CHOIR

15. CD OF THE YEAR
IT’S A BLESSING by A NEW AWAKENING