George Nooks’ Bio (@Tadsrecord)

From day one singer George Nooks has proven that when it comes on to his talent, he is multifaceted. It started in the early years of his career when he managed to score hits under two different names.

Most artistes find it difficult enough to make that connection under one moniker, but for George Nooks he pulled it off with his birth name and under his moniker Prince Mohammed – with songs such as Forty Legs, Bubbling and the very popular JC Lodge combination Someone Loves You Honey.

Fast forward to the 2000 and Nooks has once again shown that he cannot be boxed in where his talent is concerned. After chalking up one hit after another with his smooth voice delivering perennial favorites such as Left With A Broken Heart, Hero, Since I Fell For You, Riding For A Fall and the Chilites cover Homely Girl, Nooks turned his attention to gospel and the connection was instant!

Fast forward to 2021 and the impressive trail he has made since he stamped his mark with God Is Standing By to gospel classic covers including Ride Out Your Storm, I Must Tell Jesus, God Is Always There For Me and so many others which sees him being a top request for church as well as secular events.

How does he do it?

It’s all about love is what the artist will tell you as he says love for his mother and grandmother saw him honoring her last request that he sings the songs of Zion. His only regret is that she never lived to listen the first track he did for her, but in his heart he believes she knows.

Whether gospel or the feel good love songs for his many fans, George Nooks who got his first break in 1974 as a deejay on Discomix recording the covers of an artiste he held in high regard and admiration Dennis Brown’s Money In My Pocket and How Could I Leave.

Nooks has over the years since he first broke out on the scene continued recording albums such as Today and other singles.

As 2021 winds down Nooks has shown that there is no slowing down where his career is concerned. COVID-19 pandemic might have put a dent in live shows and slowed down the entertainment sector a bit, but when it comes on to getting a positive voice out there…there is no slowing down.

His latest album on the TAD’S imprint has shown that – Through It All – is an album for the times with tracks such as You Are God, He’ll Do It Again, Where Do I Go and God of the Mountain.

Commenting on the album, Nooks said it speaks to his life, the times and just to anyone who is looking for hope and encouragement.

Israel & New Breed’s Album Will Be Released On Oct. 22nd (@ihoughton)

Project LA: Alive In Los Angeles, the upcoming album from Israel & New Breed, will be officially released on October 22, 2021. In anticipation of the record’s release, District 11 Entertainment has already shared a couple of the songs and videos.

The tracks that have already been shared are Broken People, which features DOE and Coritos De Corazon, done with Adrienne Houghton and Aaron Moses. Click here to pre-order Project LA: Alive In Los Angeles from Apple Music.

1Sound United To Host Fundraiser & Album Release On Oct. 30

On Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1Sound United will present Kevin Adams & Voices Of Praise live at Revival Time Tabernacle (4340 Dufferin Street) in Toronto, Ontario. This event will double as both a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards an educational institution with a Christ centered perspective; and an album release.

The album, titled For The Kingdom, was released in mid July of this year via the 1Sound United music label. Click here for tickets and additional information.

George Nooks’ New Album “Through It All” Is Out Now! (@Tadsrecord)

Through it All … If ever there was a time when such words were on point it is now. Through the challenges of the pandemic and other testing events our anchor in God has brought us through. George Nooks’ new album Through It All is a timely gem to musically quell our weary hearts and souls. Nooks is known for choosing some classic songs and presenting them in a manner that gives listeners a soothing feel and transcendent lyrics to rock and mediate on.

George Nooks has always enjoyed hearing joyful noises to the Lord. Since he was a boy going to the Mount Carmel Apostolic Church in his hometown of King Weston in rural Jamaica. 

The singer, who has made a name belting out gospel songs like God is Standing By and Ride Out Your Storm, continues his inspirational journey with Through it All, his latest album which is being distributed by Tad’s Record Inc. It contains 13 songs including the title track as well as gospel standards such as Amazing Grace, I Surrender All and a spiritual interpretation of The Stylistics‘ You Make Me Feel Brand New.

“From I was little I listened to some of these songs in church. My grandmother was the mother of the church and I used to be there with her all the time,”Nooks recalled. 
Though his initial hit songs like Tribal War and Fortyleg Dread made him a dancehall star in the late 1970s, Nooks erupted in 2000 with God is Standing By, a foot-stomping reggae cover of a soul song originally done by Al Green in the early 1970’s. 

Nooks has released a series of gospel hits since then. And even though he periodically dabbles in secular music, he says it is important to keep things clean. “I don’t do derogatory songs. I never did any song I couldn’t go into the church and sing.”

Through it All is exclusively produced by George Nooks for Tad’s Record Inc. It is available worldwide.

We have come to expect nothing less of George Nooks and yet again he has surpassed our expectations with this remarkable album. This album is dedicated to all persons yearning for spiritual upliftment.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN & DOWNLOAD “THROUGH IT ALL”

Terry Linen & Dipmatik’s “Rooted & Grounded” Enjoying Heavy Radio Rotation

At the beginning of September Jamaican recording artists Terry Linen and Dipmatik released their collaborative single, Rooted & Grounded. This is a remake of Dian Barnett‘s (formerly of the Grace Thrillers) hit song that was published in April, 2016.

Linen and Dipmatik‘s version, which is officially classified as dancehall-gospel, is upbeat, catchy and extremely lively. Because of its bouncy rhythm and hardcore style it has been well received by lovers of both genres: dancehall and gospel. Additionally, radio stations – both secular and Faith-based – have been giving the song very good rotation; and it has even been featured on numerous new media music platforms.

Paul Patmore, the producer of Rooted & Grounded, has stated that he is immensely pleased with the roll out, and as a result, will be recording other artists on the rhythm. That being said, the upcoming compilation, which will be titled Rooted & Grounded Riddim, will feature new music from Jodian Pantry, Little Hero and Tony CurtisPatmore is hoping to have the full project ready before the end of the year.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD “ROOTED & GROUNDED”

Reach Records Releases Andy Mineo’s New Album “Never Land II” (@AndyMineo @reachrecords)

Never Land II, the new album from American Christian hip-hop artist Andy Mineo is out now (official release date: September 17). It has fourteen-tracks and features collaborations with Lecrae, INK, Joseph Solomon, Chandler Moore, Wordsplayed, Taylor Hill and JVKE.

Never Land II comes to us courtesy of Reach Records and Mineo‘s own imprint, Miner League. Click here to stream and download it from your preferred music platform.

The Official Video For Derrick Scott’s “Hello Jesus” Is Out Now! (@DerrickScottMu1)

Reggae-Gospel singer Derrick Scott has just released the official video for his latest single, Hello Jesus

Much like the lyrics in the song, the visuals for Hello Jesus shows various images of persons going through extreme life challenges. Some of the issues highlighted are: dealing with the loss of a loved one, surviving isolation caused by the pandemic and coping with the turmoil and impact of war. Scott and his team are using this video to convey a message of hope in Christ Jesus.

Derrick’s performance scenes were shot in Florida, which is where he is based; while the editing was done by Maria Jackson in Kingston, Jamaica.

CLICK HERE OR ON THE IMAGE ABOVE TO WATCH THE VIDEO