Friday, April 19, 2013

Kevin Vasser’s “Only You Can Deliver” F/ Dewayne Woods Available Online Everywhere April 23, 2013

Jackson, MS - Malaco Music Group is proud to announce the release of Kevin Vasser’s single, “Only You Can Deliver” featuring DeWayne Woods online, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 via ITunes, Amazon and wherever digital music is sold. Expect a full project (Untitled) from Kevin Vasser Summer/Fall of 2013.  D.A. Johnson, Executive Director – Gospel Division, Malaco Music Group states,” From the very moment I heard Kevin’s anointed voice singing “Only You Can Deliver,” I knew that this was a special song and it would touch the hearts of millions.”

That sentiment seems to be shared around the industry with Gospel’s most coveted artists and industry professionals:
“Kevin Vasser has proved with his new single, Only You Can Deliver f/ DeWayne Woods, that he is one of the most promising songwriters/artists to hit the gospel scene. This song is sure to impact lives!”

Donald Lawrence

“Kevin Vasser's "Only You Can Deliver" is such a timely song. This heartfelt cry reminds us that only HE can deliver.”

 Bishop Hezekiah Walker

“Kevin Vasser’s “Only You Can Deliver” is a smoker”

Tracey Artis
I Hear Music In The Air

With this project produced by Kevin Vasser and his Music Director Phil Feaster, of the Fred Hammond production team, it has all the ingredients to be his career defining album, but more importantly it has the music to encourage the nations.

About Kevin Vasser

Kevin Vasser is the Director of Worship and Arts at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago (Pastor Charles Jenkins, Pastor). Kevin started his singing career with the singing group Youth Edition, which was comprised of his eldest brother and two cousins. Youth Edition’s introduction to the music industry was catapulted by the hit song “Anything Is Possible” written and produced by the amazing song writer/producer Percy Bady. The group won the WGCI Radio station competition singing gospel music going up against R&B and hip hop acts. During that time Elroy Smith, was the Operations Manager of WGCI FM/AM-Chicago, now Operations Manager of WRNB/WPPZ Philadelphia and Inspiration Format Director for Radio One, and was a major reason the song had the success that it did. From there Kevin was lead to start a solo career.


(Jackson, MS) - Internationally acclaimed songwriter George Henry Jackson passed away Sunday, April 14, 2013.

Born in Indianola, MS on March 12, 1945, to Otis and Letha Jackson, George moved with his family in 1950 to Greenville, MS, grew up there, and dedicated his life to Christ at an early age.

George spent his teen years listening as the radio played records by the fabulous gospel groups and soul singers who frequented the Mississippi River Delta towns.  George always had a song on his mind.  His career in music began in the early 60's as an active vocalist and songwriter in Memphis, where he made his home for the next 26 years.
In 1969, George’s reputation as a songwriter caught the attention of Rick Hall at Fame Records in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, and he was signed as a Fame songwriter. George’s first of many Gold Records as a songwriter, “One Bad Apple” by The Osmonds, came soon after his arrival at Fame.

After five years with Fame, George moved across town to another Muscle Shoals music mecca, Muscle Shoals Sound, where he continued to turn out great hit songs at a phenomenal pace.  One of George’s MSS demo recordings actually became his biggest hit ever: Bob Seger’s 1979 rock classic, “Old Time Rock & Roll”.   Another of George’s MSS songs “Down Home Blues” by Z. Z. Hill, released by Malaco Records in 1982, became the best known blues song of the 80's and Malaco’s biggest hit. “Unlock Your Mind” recorded by the Staple Singers and “The Only Way Is Up” recorded by Otis Clay and Yazz & The Plastic Population were two of George’s other MSS songs to reach the top of the music charts.

George signed as a writer for Malaco Records in 1983 where he continued     writing hit songs for Blues and Soul icons Z. Z. Hill, Denise LaSalle, Little Milton, Latimore, Johnnie Taylor, Bobby “Blue” Bland, and Shirley Brown. George also enjoyed success with songs recorded by Christina Aguilera, Luther Ingram, Clarence Carter, Wilson Pickett, Joss Stone, Ike & Tina Turner, Billy Swan, Millie Jackson, Etta James, James Brown, Candy Staton and many others.

George made his home in Jackson, Mississippi since 1991.  He is survived by his son, George, Jr., grandson Alex Jackson, granddaughter, Kazia Jackson, sisters Ruby Franklin and Elzina Williams, and Uncle Appienola Anderson.  He is preceded in death by brothers Otis Jr., William Marshall, Douglas Ward, sister Emma Tyler and grandson Akeem Jackson.
George Jackson’s legion of fans worldwide mourn his passing and treasure his uplifting spirit and the immeasurable joy so many find in the words of his songs.   One of George’s timeless gospel songs says best what his last wish might be.... ”Lord, Remember Me”.

Services will be held Saturday, April 20.  Visitation will be at 10:00 AM and the service will follow at 11:00 AM, at Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home, 3580 Robinson Road, with burial at Garden Memorial Cemetery, 8001 Highway 49N, Jackson, MS.