Mary, Mary

Ida Keeling, a 99-year-old great-great-grandmother from New York, recently became the 95-99 age group world record holder in the 100-meter run. Ida finished in 59.8 seconds, becoming the first woman in history to compete in the event in the 95+ age group in an internationally certified race.
Ida, just 4 feet 6 and 83 pounds, started competitive running at age 67 to help deal with grief over losing her two sons in drug-related homicides. Her advice on longevity? “Eat for nutrition, not for taste. Do what you need to do, not what you want to do and don’t leave out your daily exercise. Love yourself.”

In recent weeks Gospel singer, Erica Campbell has received an unexpected amount backlash stemming from a promotional photo taken for her forthcoming March 25 solo debut album, “Help.” And though the Mary Mary songstress posted the glamorous photograph via her personal Instagram account following the announcement of her Grammy Award nomination, various members from the Christian community have deemed the image a bit inappropriate. According to Clutch Magazine, Apostle Stacey Woods of Impact Outreach Ministries, Inc. lashed out at the 41-year-old on Facebook for her form fitting white attire. Yesterday (Dec. 17) Campbell responded to critics during an exclusive interview with Essence.com. And while she admitted that she felt “beautiful,” “confident,” & “strong,” with the support of her family during the photo shoot, she added that the criticism should yield itself a more in depth conversation towards Christianity and sexuality. "This is about confidence and realizing that God made you and that you are beautiful just the way you are," she said. "I think that young girls shouldn't only get sexy images from people who are not proclaiming Jesus. But I am. And I'm cute too." Aside from participating in breathtaking photo shoots, Campbell’s lead single “A Little More Jesus” is up for Best Gospel song at the 56th annual Grammy Awards, set to broadcast live from Los Angeles’ Staples Center January 26 on CBS. Huffington Post 2013

On my show today!
The new Tank album getting many 5 Star reviews on Amazon site: for example..  Wow Tank. After the side project TGT, and its sex soaked songs, it was hard to know what to expect with his new album. I prayed that he would not be afraid to write a record reflecting personal growth and employ a more mature, less electronic musical background. Tank, you did it!
Tank has a taken a quantum leap forward on his new album Stronger. With music industry pressure to write vapid, love-`em and leave' em songs that don't go over the head of the fast food crowd, Tank has opted to write about the challenge of commitment. Half of the songs show a man who, after perhaps playing the field and playing with many hearts, has asked himself, `Can I grow beyond my old self?' Very appropriate for a man at his age and place in life. "If that's what it takes," "Thanking You," "Stronger," "Same way", "Hope this Makes you Love me" are all winners reflecting a man willing to grow and commit even if that means making changes.
As a bonus, Tank doesn't forget to make us dance. "You're My Star" is Tank rejoicing in having found "the one." "Dance with me, " "I Gotta Have It," "Nobody Better" are other invitations to dance, but the slower, more introspective songs are where Tank shines on this album. If an artist does not risk showing growth, despite industry pressure to `stay the same', that artist suffers.
"Stronger" is the next, logical progression of a man who is maturing.

This weeks play list 28-09-2014

Live in B,Ham 30-09-2014
Teena Marie - Da-ja-vu (I've Been Here Before)
Gospel Keynotes - Jesus Has Been Good To Me
Euge Groove - Just My Imagination
J. Poww - Thank You
Donnell Jones - Do What I Gotta Do
Groove Association - Do You Remember
Joe - Love & Sex
Aretha Franklin - Giving Him Something He Can Feel
Harold Melvin & BN - U Know How 2 Make Me Feel
Afi Soul - I'm Gonna Shine
Gwendolyn Collins - Take A Walk With Me

Mary, Mary x 3
1 Walking 2 Love You That Much 3 I Sings

Charlie Wilson - Life Of The Party
Tank - You're A Star
Troi - Never Knew Love
Zushi - Suprise, Suprise
Don-E/Natasha Watts - Big People Tings
Algebra Blessett - U Do It For Me
I Level - In The Sand
Two Tons Of Fun - Never Like This Before
George Benson - Breezin'

Mary, Mary Biography:
Mary Mary is an American contemporary gospel duo, consisting of sisters Erica Atkins-Campbell (born April 29, 1972) and Trecina "Tina" Atkins-Campbell (born May 1, 1974). The duo are often credited along with Kirk Franklin for broadening the fan base of urban contemporary gospel in the 2000s by introducing elements of soul music, hip hop, funk and jazz. Mary Mary broke onto the music scene with their popular song "Shackles (Praise You)"—which is considered one of the pioneering songs of urban contemporary gospel music. The group's name, as stated in an interview is inspired by the two famous Mary's from the Bible; Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, and Mary Magdalene.
Their debut album, Thankful (2000), was certified Platinum. In addition, the duo has released two Gold albums: Incredible (2002) and Mary Mary (2005), both of which have charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums. They have also received four Grammys, among other awards. In 2011, they released their fifth studio album, Something Big.

In March 2012, they premiered their own television series, Mary Mary, on WE tv. A second season premiered in December 2012 and concluded in February 2013. Their most recently released album is their first compilation album, Go Get It (2012), with the hit single of the same name. Then the third season premieres on February 27. More @ Wiki

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