Give thanks for a new day, give thanks to the Almighty. Today we encourage you to get your praise and worship on with DJ Cavy’s latest Gospel mixtape, “Street Praise“! Featuring 58 tracks from popular Gospel, Dancehall, Pop, and Hip Hop genres with a few mashups, start your day, week, and month with GOD! Play this one everywhere, and make a joyful noise! Chase the Devil and tell him GOD nah sleep. Let all your troubles go away and the blessings come by the ton, all you have to do is press play. Check out the mix below, and follow us on Instagram at @13thStreetPromo.
I hope today’s Oldies Sunday selection inspires you. Today’s selection comes from Gospel Recording Artist and Minister Carlene Davis, and Recording Artist Ken Boothe. We go back to 1992 with “Why Me Lord” which was featured on Carlene’s Gospel Reggae album, “Jesus Is Only A Prayer Away“, released by VP Records. A cover of Country Singer/Actor Kris Kristofferson’s 1973 single, Carlene and Ken joined forces, and their powerful voices to deliver this inspirational tune. The song was also covered over the years by the late Elvis Presley, the late Johnny Cash, Cece Winans, and the late Conway Twitty.
If you’re reading this, I urge you to work on living a better life. At the end of the day, we believe in a higher power, and we should seek to give praise and honour. If this song hasn’t inspired you fully, check out Minister Carlene’s catalog. Give thanks to GOD, and check out the track below!
On this Oldies Sunday, we take it to the Church with a selection from one of Jamaica’s most successful Gospel groups, The Grace Thrillers! We go back to the late 80s/early 90s with their single, “Crown (Him Lord Of All)“. In this single, the group sing praises to Jesus our Lord God and encourage us all to crown him Lord of all over a very upbeat Production. The Grace Thrillers, who were founded in 1971 by Noel Willis, were known to deliver powerful songs over Reggae Productions that complimented them well. The single was the title track of their 1993 Album which also boasted other popular tracks which included “I Must Tell Jesus” and featured lead vocals from Sandra Brooks (then known as Sandra Llewellyn).
“Bring Di Money Come” is the latest promotional effort from Gospel act, Goddy Goddy. In the song he portrays a message to the public that being a child of God, doesn’t mean that you have to accept poverty. “God wants us to prosper. He says I wish above all things that you prosper as your soul prospers. God wants us to be blessed, and he wants us to have money” said Goddy Goddy. The song was officially released at the end of 2015 as a part of the W.A.F.I.F (Worship And Faith International Fellowship) Production. The Riddim features other Gospel acts that include Bishop Mclean, Spanner Banner, Mykal Malachi, and many more. The accompanying video medley was shot by noted Director Ariff Butler.
The song has been getting great feedback from the Gospel community so far and is a favourite with many street youths. “The love that I have been getting from the Gospel community has been tremendous. I used the song to minister to the youths especially, and to let them know that there is a better life out there for them” expressed Goddy Goddy. The noted Gospel figure who has been in the music business for over a decade and a half, cited that this project is “History in the making”!
“This has never been done before; a Bishop and his Wife and fellow members of the Congregation doing a Gospel medley on a Dancehall Riddim, this is big. I want to thank all the members of the Church who was a part of this project and helped to make it a reality”.
Rev. Goddy Goddy is looking forward to a few upcoming gigs locally and overseas, and he will be performing his new single among his past hits.
Minister Marion Hall (Formerly Lady Saw) has been through a lot in her life and musical career. Recently she made the move to shed her life as a Dancehall Artist and become a Minister for the Lord. While she works on spreading the word of God, she shares “I Had Jesus“, a single from her upcoming Album, “When God Speaks“. Dedicated to those who have been through many troubles and unfortunate events, Marion shares her own stories but reminds us that she didn’t face her battles alone as Jesus was there to help her put them all behind her. A powerful entry from the Minister and while Gospel Music isn’t a new lane for her (as she has had Gospel singles earlier in her career), it will definitely be refreshing to hear more as she prepares to release her Album on July 8, 2016. Check out the track below and share your thoughts in the comments section.
Worship and Faith International Fellowship (WAFIF) presents “To God Be The Glory”. This is a video medley featuring Bishop and First Lady Mclean, Gospel David, Alicia Taylor, Mykal Malachi, Spanner Banner, Mark Radical, Mikey D, Mark Radicl, Destiny Crew, Evg, Kimona Brown-Lowe and Rev. Goddy Goddy.
So far the video has been well received in the Christian community, both locally and Internationally. “The reception has been mind blowing so far, every day since the release of the video we have been getting positive feedback. People have been enjoying the songs, enjoying the album, people love the Riddim, love the video and melodies. This project is moving from Glory to Glory.” Said Mykal Malachi, Representative from WAFIF.
The songs are featured on a dancehall riddim, which according to the group is simply a way to reach out to the secular crowd. “The expectations are limitless, God is doing something far above that which we can imagine and we are just allowing him to take the lead as we humbly follow.” Expressed Mykal Malachi. Ariff Butler was the genius who came up with the superb concept for the video. The video was shot in Port Royal and shows that Christians can have a fun time.
“Yes we do want people to know that when they come to God they will still be happy and have fun. Church is not boring.”
Individually Bishop McLean is one of Jamaica’s top motivational speakers. He has a powerful life changing book out now entitled “Turning Nothing into Something”. Kimola Brown-Lowe has her album coming out in November while Mykal Malachi is releasing his next single entitled “Shine” this Summer. Alicia Taylor is also working on singles to be released shortly, and Spanner Banner is about to drop his EP.