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As we continue to thank God for allowing us to see another year let us remember to pray for the entire gospel music industry. It is the prayer of Gloryland Gospel that each and every artist presented throughout this year, and who continue to proclaim the Word of our Lord and Savior in song, will sincerely seek God in every action throughout the year.  Below you will find the latest in Gospel Quartet Industry News.



February 15, 2015


T C Smith & The Smith Brothers are the recent addition to the 4-Clouds Record label. Work It Out is the CD that is sure to get attention of fans across the country. If you have not heard of this group, just listen to Gloryland Gospel Radio Broadcast and you'll hear why we like this group.



February 12, 2015


It appears that MALACO is ensuring that it remains the number one label for Gospel Music. The label is moving into 2015 with some of the best new releases in quite sometime. MALACO Presents 4 Winds Records' Sampler 8 is the newest compilation CD featuring Willie Rogers, The Sensational Nightingales, Shawn Brown & Da Boyz, Michael Boykin & The Mighty Voices, Tammy Edwards & The Edwards Sisters, and Luther Barnes with the North Carolina Community Choir. MALACO also released the new CD by the incomparable Mississippi Mass Choir. The project is titled Declaration Of Dependence.




February 10, 2015


Just in time for Black History Month, MALACO has released An Evening With The Legends of Quartet – LIVE. On this project are songs by Clay Graham, Clive Graham, Willie Rogers, JoJo Wallace, Spencer Taylor, Rev. Thomas Spann and Percy Griffin. Listen to the entire project during Gloryland Gospel's New Gospel Quartet Music Broadcast and during the Black History Tribute To The Legends Of Quaertet Gospel Broadcast.



February 1, 2015 

February is sure to be another great month for gospel quartet music.  Several groups are scheduled to release new projects this month.  Also, one of the major events this month will be the Family Fest in Albany, GA. 


February 1, 2013 

February is the month set aside to “formally” celebrate Black History. Most fans of traditional gospel quartet music actually celebrate Black History every time they play their favorite recording from the past. During this month, take the opportunity to share this aspect of Black History with someone. Tell them about the richness of this music. Tell them about the trails and tribulations the gospel quartet singers from the past had to endure to keep this music alive.

Tell them how
The Caravans, The Swanee Quintet, The Salem Travelers, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Gospelaires, The Pilgrim Travelers, The Swan Silvertones, The Victory Travelers, Clara Ward, The Gospel Harmonettes, and so many others, paved the way for the gospel artists of today.  Don’t miss an opportunity to talk about the History of Gospel Music.  And, for the groups and singers that will be performing (ministering) this month, why not incorporate a song or two from the pioneers of Gospel Quartet Music into your performance (service).  What a great way to educate (or at least enlighten) your audience; and at the same time, you'll be payingng tributes to the Legends Of Quartet Gospel.



January 26, 2015


Ms. Peyton Bailey just release a new project titled Supernatural God. This is a great follow up to her first release I Give You Praise. Ms. Bailey is the God-Daughter of the late legendary Margret Allison. It is obvious from the projects that Ms. Bailey is well rooted in gospel music. Listen to the new project during the New Music Broadcast during the month of February.




January 3, 2015


Once again, the All Gospel Quartet Christmas broadcast was well received by listeners all over the world. We look forward to airing the ALL Gospel Quartet Music Christmas broadcast again during the 2015 Christmas Season. So, if your group has a holiday song or plan to record one this year, send it to us for the next All Gospel Quartet Christmas Music Broadcast.

The Top 25 Gospel Quartet Christmas songs, as rated by the listeners from around the world, from the 2014 broadcast were:

1.  Lord We Praise You – Minister Win Thompkins

2.  This Christmas – Darrell McFadden & The Discciples

3.  He Brought Joy (Christmas) – Lady Betricce Ward & Angelic Voices

4.  Remember Its Christmas Time – Ronald Ferguson & Chosen

5.  12 Days Of Christmas – Keith Wonderboy Johnson & The Spiritual Voices

6.  The Virgin Mary Had One Son – The Staple Singers

7.  Love Is The Greatest Gift Of All – The Evereadys

8.  Christmas Miracle – The Mighty Golden Bells

9.  I'll Never 4get Christmas – The William Singers

10.  Christmas – Darrell McFadden & The Disciples

11.  Celebrate Jesus – The New Joyful Sounds

12.  How Sweet The Name – Doc McKenzie & The Hi-Lites

13.  It's Almost Christmas – Leon Henderson

14.  I Rather Be With You – The New Joyful Sounds

15.  The Christmas Song – The Temptations

16.  The Last Of The Year – The Staple Singers

17.  It's That Time Of Year – Brothers & Sisters, Featuring Elder Troy Jackson

18.  Jesus Is The Reason – Tammy Edwards And The Edwards Singers

19.  Love Comes With Christmas – The Temptations

20.  What A Night Featuring Rev. R. L. Bush – Darrell McFadden & The Disciples

21.  Happy Holiday – Darrell McFadden & The Disciples

22.  The Time Of The Year – Willie Rogers

23.  Born On Christmas Day – The Alabama Gurlz

24.  It's Christmas Time Again – Darrell McFadden & The Discciples

25.  Joy To The World – The Staple Singers



January 1, 2015


January is the month of the American Gospel Quartet Convention. For traditional gospel music lovers, this is the Convention to attend. So, consider attending the Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, January 22 - 23, 2015.  The venue for the 24th Annual American Gospel Quartet Convention is Christ Temple Deliverance Church 2512 Ave. D, Birmingham, Al 35218.



January 1, 2015


We understand that 4-Clouds Records, out of Pennsylvania, is scheduled to begin the year with the release of several Gospel Quartet projects.  We are also expecting a new Compilation CD from 4-Clouds during the first part of the new year.



January 1, 2015


We thank God for allowing us to see this New Year - 2015. And, it is our continued prayer that it is a blessed year for all.

Two Thousand Fourteen (2014) was another year of 'ups and downs' in this genre. The good news is that there were more 'ups" than 'downs.' 


Many saints transitioned into eternal rest last year.  See the video at Gloryland Gospel Blog.

There were many concerts featuring gospel quartet singers during 2014.  And, there were countless anniversaries, banquets, and gathering featuring local, regional, and national gospel quartet singers.

Many gospel quartet groups released new CDs, and in some instances DVDs, last year. A 'bunch' of concert performances from 2014 showed up on YouTube.    And, the  major labels, small labels and independents ensured that there was a continuous supply of new gospel quartet music throughout the year.

Overall, 2014 was a good year for gospel quartet music. And, we look for greater and better things to come from this genre during 2015.



January 1, 2015




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The Mighty Clouds Of Joy - Down Memory Lane Chapter 2

Roscoe Robinson & The Birmingham Blind Boys


The Gospel Imperials - Do It For Me


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1. The Mighty Clouds Of Joy Down Memory Lane Chapter 2 November 4, 2014
2. The Consolers Collection 1952-1962 January 13, 2015
3. Darrell McFadden & The Disciples We Are DMD January 20, 2015
4. The Soul Stirrers Joy in My Soul: The Complete Sar Recordings January 27, 2015

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