Thursday, October 25, 2012

Warm Tones: The 2012 4th Quarter - Gospel

Continuing with the announcement of the CD releases for the 4th Quarter (that would be July-September in PVA Land). We move on from Modern Worship to Gospel (the real kind. I won't bore my new readers with my anti-Southern Gospel rant. At least not today). This includes music which would be better classified as R&B, because they are extremely similar.

Four entrants made the cut this past quarter, and though there was a big name among the quartet, three "newcomers" at least to The Night Beat, made the list.
Those quote marks are important. This is the second release for Mitchell, and he did come under the eyes of The Night Beat, making the inaugural Platinum Vinyl Awards as a nominee. He did not win, however. Chaney is a new artist, and Mann is on her third album, though new to the Night Beat. If you don't know who Israel Houghton is, I ask, what planet have you been on?

Of the four you always have to look out for Houghton, but I think that Created 4 This was the cream of this crop and may surprise in the final. That concludes Gospel. Dance will be Saturday, and our regularly scheduled Flashback Friday is tomorrow. Until then, I am Awaiting Your Reply.