SoulProsper Radio has made a name for itself playing one of the best collections of gospel music, comprised of independent and mainstream artists. Christmas time is no different and the Stellar Award nominated station has a stellar playlist of today's hottest Christmas music from your favorite gospel artists. The Christmas music playlist is growing with each day, but these ten stand out!
Let's be clear, Ms. Anita Wilson can do no musical wrong! Her breakout hit "Jesus Will" endeared her to listeners everywhere and was the quintessential compliment to her predecessors in Chicago, the birthplace of gospel music. With her sophomore album, "Vintage Worship", Wilson has provided more of the soulful sound now synonymous with her name. "Family Christmas" is Wilson's contribution to Christmas music this year and it does not disappoint! The song is so full of classic soul, you'll throw a Christmas party just to dance to it! Anita Wilson is clearly in a giving mood and has made the song free, for a limited time only!
You can download your copy of "Family Christmas" here.
This Is My Wish
First things first, The Walls Group aren't kids anymore! Who let gospel music's favorite kid group grow up? Well, you'll be glad the kid quartet has grown up. The harmonies are more advanced and their sound is richer than ever. TWG has released a Christmas EP entitled "Sounds of Christmas" which can be heard on Soundcloud. and downloaded for FREE via Amazon Music.
The EP includes an amazing rendition of the Vince Guaraldi classic: "Christmas Time Is Here", the churchy standard "Jesus, Oh What A Wonderful Child" and an original: "This Is My Wish".
Love of Christmas
Crystal Cameron's "Love of Christmas" features Jamaican dancehall and raggae legend Papa San. “Love of Christmas” was birthed from an impromptu writing session ahead of a 2013 live appearance. As a featured guest on the Detective Gomez show (from the "Cheaters" television show), found herself without original Christmas music to perform. That was only until she picked up her guitar and commenced writing. Within mere moments, this holiday smash was birthed.
Want to add "Love of Christmas" or the raggaeton remix to your Christmas playlist? Buy it here.
Born in Bethlehem
With a sound described as "urban gospel", "Born in Bethlehem" has a light rock/adult contemporary sound that millenials and crossover audiences alike will enjoy. The song is short in comparison to most radio singles, but if you want more from Anthony Nelson & The Overcomers, you should grab their single "Broken". Their forthcoming album "Love God Love People" will release soon.
Christmas Is Here
Danetra Moore first graced the mainstream gospel stage on BET Sunday Best. Following a semifinal finish on the show, Moore continued touring with Ledisi and has come into her own as a well established solo artist on the Tyscot Records roster. Her first single "All I Can Do Is Pray" received airplay across the country but with "Christmas Is Here" you experience her soulful voice and broad range. You'll dance to this one, too! Christmas is Here is available at all digital outlets.
Go Tell It
Calvin Bridges has been in a staple on the global gospel scene for decades. It's hard to say which is his biggest hit because he keeps the hits coming. For conversation's sake, it's fair to assert that "I Can Go To God In Prayer" as his biggest hit. He continues to tour the world and record amazing music for all audiences to enjoy. Bridges' "Go Tell It" featuring the Chicago Praise Ensemble is a spin on one of the few Christmas songs that worldwide audiences enjoy and sing with jubilation, each December. "Go Tell It" is available on all digital outlets.
Don't Forget About Jesus
She's probably the hardest working pregnant woman in the industry; and right on time for Christmas, Clareta Haddon-Jackson, husband Tony, son Anthony and daughter Kaydence bring you "A Jackson Family Christmas". The five song EP includes covers of Christmas staples and an original: "Don't Forget About Jesus". Don't miss out on the gift of great music. The full EP is available for FREE download on Clareta Haddon-Jackson's website.
Go Tell It On the Mountain
How about some Christmas gumbo? Summit Worship is serving up a heapin' helping of authentic New Orleans Second Line Jazz with their take on "Go Tell It On the Mountain". Who says telling the world the good news of Jesus can't have a serious backbeat to it?!? Get "Go Tell It To On the Mountain" at your favorite digital outlet, today! Side note: This song could use a little more tuba!Watch the video featuring Michael Georges and a superb sousaphone marching to the beat and telling everyone they meet the good news!
What Child Is This/ O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Nichelle Mungo's voice is simply angelic. She wows audiences in America and abroad, who instantly fall in love with her unique voice and extensive range. Her tender tone is the stuff of legend and she doesn't disappoint with this inspiring medley. Mungo, a Professor at world famous Berklee College of Music has released a Christmas single featuring a melodious medley of two Christmas staples: What Child is This and O Come, O Come Emmanuel, available here.
Hark the Herald
Jessica Rogers can sing, sing, sing! Considering that the Christmas music catalog isn't exactly expanding each year, it's easy to appreciate new arrangements like Rogers' "Hark the Herald". The mid-tempo ballad is complemented by a neo-soul groove, a perfect soundtrack for an evening next to the fireplace on a cold winter night.
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