Monday, March 10, 2014

Quartet Pioneer, Father of D.A. Johnson (Malaco) Passes

Jackson, MS - Quartet Pioneer and father of D.A. Johnson (Executive Director, Gospel Division Malaco Music Group), Willie Connell Johnson passed on Thursday March 6, 2014, at his home, surrounded by family in Jamaica, NY.

Willie Connell Johnson, born in Sumter, SC, founder of The Mighty Brooklyn Skyways, a quartet that enjoyed such hits as, “Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven (But Nobody Really Wants To Die),” “May The Work I’ve Done Speak For Me,” and “Unbelievable Man,” all with Peacock Records. In the seventies, The Skyways recorded three albums with Savoy Records now wholly owned by the Malaco Music Group. Willie Johnson was honored when he was invited to participate in the historic recording of the 3 CD / 3 DVD Box Set of "Gospel Legends" released exclusively for television in 2005.
D.A. Johnson brought the family legacy full circle by signing with Savoy / Malaco Records in 1999.
 Please keep the entire Johnson family and friends in prayer.

The funeral arrangements are as follows:

Date:     Friday March 14, 2014

Viewing: 5pm-7pm

Service:  7pm

Venue:  Holy Nazarene Deliverance Ministry
              237 Ralph Ave.  Brooklyn, NY 11233

Funeral Home: James H. Willie Funeral Home Inc.
                           918 Gates Ave.  Brooklyn, NY 11221
                           (P) 718-875-1036
                           (F) 718-875-4082

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


Jackson, MS  – Powerhouse teen singer and evangelist, Jekalyn Carr's 2nd radio single "They Said, But God Said" has hit the Top 20 this week on both the Billboard & Mediabase Top Gospel radio airplay charts and is now available on iTunes and Online Digital Outlets everywhere.
At such a young age, Jekalyn Carr has already gained a wide range of international attention with more than 3 million views on YouTube of her debut single, "Greater Is Coming," the recent collaboration performance on the 2014 Stellar Awards with Erica Campbell, Lexi and Latice Crawford, TBN, The Word Network, “Atlanta Live” and as a special musical guest at international televangelist Benny Hinn’s crusades.  Most recently, Jekalyn was featured on as one of the Top 15 Gospel artists to watch in 2014 also JET Magazine as one of the “Top 10 New Faces You Need to Know.” The 16-year-old singer was the youngest and the only teen on JET’s exclusive list of “young, gifted and black” professionals at the top of their field and under 40 years old.

The album "Greater Is Coming" is available @ Walmart also Online @ Amazon, iTunes and wherever music is sold.

For more information on Jeklayn, go to

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