Custom made TruSoul compilations. More info soon ...
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What I'm Listening To:
Fred Hammond - Free To Worship
Joy Enriquez - "Been So Good"
COMPILATIONS ... 1 song or more by a variety of
REISSUES ... Old albums re-leased as new, usually
with better sound quality
One of the best gifts to a mobile D.J. is the
reissue. This is when a record label has the vision to re-release projects that are out of print and/or hard to find. And
as you can tell by the above list, Compendia Music is taking full advantage of their vast Light Music catalog --one of the
most treasured catalogs in the music industry.
At a Gotee Records meet and greet back in 2000, members of the band, The
Katinas, expressed how important Light Records was to them growing up; that if it had the Light Records logo on it, they knew
they had to have it.
Light featured some of the first major recordings of artists like, The Winans, The Hawkins Family
and Commissioned. The label also boasted one shot projects by Pattie Howard (of The Andrae Crouch Singers) --which featured
EL DEBARGE and ROSE STONE-- and Parkes Stewart, the much loved songwriter of some of Commissioned's greatest classics.
one flaw is that, though some of the original artwork is reproduced, the liner notes/credits are condensed. As well, the original
recording dates are not printed anywhere on the reissues. Which means that, unless you know your music really well, some projects
might seem to be released in 2003 when they were actually recorded in 1986. So if this is important to you, like it is to
me, you'll have to do some research.
SOUND-A-LIKES ... When a Christian artist reminds
you of an "important" to the culture Mainstream artist
D'ANGELO/DAVID HOLLISTER = Montrel Darrett
II MEN = Commissioned
N'SYNC/BACKSTREET BOYS = True Vibe/ Plus One
CHRISTINA AGUILARA = Stacie Orrico/ Rachel Lampa
BRITNEY SPEARS = Kelli Williams/ ZoeGirl/ Tammy Trent
JANET JACKSON = Deleon Richards
NORAH JONES/DIANA KRALL
= Angie Winans
BABYFACE/R KELLY = Ray Bady/Christopher Lewis
TONY RICH = The Wordd
HOWARD HEWETT/MICHAEL JACKSON
= Howard Hewett/ Troy Johnson
JILL SCOTT = Lisa McClendon
DESTINY'S CHILD/MACY GRAY = Michelle Williams
CHILD/BRANDY = Out Of Eden
LUCY PEARL = Spiritual Pieces
EMINEM = KJ52/ Fiti Futuristic
LIL' KIM = Ayeesha
It would be much easier for Christian music to flourish if labels weren't
so squeamish about booking artists in Mainstream venues (i.e. soundtracks, magazines, clubs, etc.). Just ask the artists
who've been able to go above and beyond the expected: Smokie Norful, Kirk Franklin, The Winans Family, Mary Mary, Donnie McClurkin,
Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams, Out Of Eden, GRITS etc.
Furthermore, if you own a mall, store or other public venue and aren't playing jammin' Christian
music on your overhead system, you're missing a great opportunity to witness, as well as promote your favorite artists.