Monday, October 11, 2010

Memorial Service Set For Albertina Walker

CHICAGO (AP) - A memorial service and a concert have been planned for the "Queen of Gospel" Albertina Walker, who died last week in Chicago.

The Rev. L. Bernard Jakes says a public viewing of Walker's body will take place Thursday at West Point Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago. A concert in her honor will be held late Thursday at Apostolic Church of God in Chicago.

Walker's memorial service will be held Friday at West Point Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Walker died Friday of respiratory failure at age 81. She formed the Caravans gospel group as a young woman and was a protege of famed singer Mahalia Jackson.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Watch The Soul Seekers On BET's Bobby Jones Gospel This Sunday

The Malaco Music Group invites you to watch BET’s Bobby Jones Gospel this Sunday, October 10, 2010 to see Stellar Award Winning Quartet Super Group The Soul Seekers perform their Billboard Gospel Chart hit single “It’s All God” & “Come On Jesus” from her upcoming “Soul Seekers II” CD in stores November 16, 2010. (Check your local listings)

Set your VCR’s, DVR’s or TIVO’s!!!

Be prepared to have a good old fashion hand clapping, foot stomping good time!!!

Sad news from the world of gospel music, Albertina Walker, known as the "Queen of Gospel" has died.

Walker was born in Chicago in 1929. She had been in the hospital since Aug. 29, the day she celebrated her 81st birthday.

She started to sing for the children's choir of the West Point Baptist Church when she was just 4 years old.

By age 22 she had organized the Caravans, her gospel group.

She is known for a long list of songs including Lord Remember Me, Walk Around Heaven and Lord Keep Me Day by Day.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Los Angeles, CA — My Block Records, helmed by hit making producer Warryn Campbell, officially announces its distribution deal with Malaco Music Group. The first release in this new partnership will by the new CD from the Soul Seekers – “Soul Seekers II”.

“Malaco Gospel was founded on and continues its dedication to Quartet music, so it is an honor and privilege to have The Soul Seekers as a part of the Malaco Group family. There is a special uniqueness about this group of guys that resonates not only within the Gospel industry community but among Gospel music fans who wouldn’t normally listen to Quartet music,” says D.A. Johnson, Executive Director/Malaco Gospel Division.

The Soul Seekers are one of the most celebrated groups in Gospel music, and their new CD – Soul Seekers II – will be released on November 16.

Comprised of Teddy Campbell, Warryn Campbell, Nisan Stewart, John "Jubu" Smith, Gerald Haddon, Charlie Bereal, Craig Brockman and Eric Seats, the Soul Seekers is a veritable eight-member super group of hit making producers and award-winning musicians who together create a timeless expression of church music that appeals to fans of both traditional and contemporary Gospel. According to Warryn Campbell, the group is a “musical bridge between the past, present and future.”

“We are music’s next generation, but we are deliberate about maintaining a thread of Gospel’s roots in our music” says Campbell. “I feel very fortunate to be in business with Malaco, a label whose music I grew up on, and hope that our first release – Soul Seekers II – is as warmly received as our debut CD was.”

“Malaco houses the largest and oldest Gospel catalog in the world and we have always stayed true to the traditional quartet music. The Soul Seekers are the hot new quartet group that the industry is closely watching. Malaco views The Soul Seekers as the New Ambassadors of quartet music and look forward to helping the take quartet music to the mainstream states,” says Tommy Couch Jr. VP/Malaco Music Group

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