Sunday, December 13, 2009

Forever Jones - Get Ready

Forever Jones
Get Ready
EMI Gospel (release scheduled for early 2010)
www.emigospel.com

In gospel music, family groups are as plentiful as singing preachers and go back just as far. Most gospel artists will tell you that their first singing experience was with their siblings, whether professionally, for their home church, or harmonizing in the living room. And as far as a family band, the Ross Family of Chicago formed a mini combo of young Rosses who, as the eponymously named Instrumentals, recorded jazzy versions of gospels and hymns in the 1960s.

Continuing in this tradition is Forever Jones, a self-proclaimed “family band” of musicians and vocalists whose debut CD on EMI Gospel, Get Ready, is scheduled for release in early 2010. Their singles, “He Wants It All” and the title track are already available digitally.

The group is comprised of parents DeWitt III and Kim Jones with their children D'Jeniele', Dominique, DeWitt IV, Judah and Mya. Kim and Mya are the lead singers while the rest of the family plays the instruments and contributes background vocals.

Get Ready is a superb debut. “He Wants It All” is a lovely poppish, piano-led gospel ballad, characteristic of Forever Jones’ way with a good melody, as is “Time to Believe,” “Adoration,” and “All the Way.” The family is equally capable of hard hitting, funky bass thumping, sweaty energy, as “This is the Day,” the disco-flavored title track, and the country-church gospel waltz “Bless the Lord” demonstrate. “Privilege” might well be the Jones’ anthem, as it articulates the importance of being part of a loving family.

Like the Murrills, introduced by Donald Lawrence about this time two years ago, Forever Jones has a bright, cheery sound fueled by strong singers, tight musicianship, and plenty of production savvy.

The year 2010 may well be a year to keep up with the Forever Joneses.

Five of Five Stars

gPod Picks: “He Wants It All,” “Get Ready,” “Time to Believe,” “All the Way.”

8 comments:

Neal and Judy said...

What an example of a Godly family! Wow, the parents did a great job. I'm sure the kids are not perfect but they sure give me hope about my own kids. Raise them in the way that they should go. Great Job! Not to mention the music is anointed.

Anonymous said...

I read somewhere...someone's daddy died in the Jones family! Please don't say it is the father of this lovely & blessed family?!! OMG my heart is breaking right now...yes Dewitt Jones is saved and did love the Lord..but oh my if this news is true...wow. God Bless the Jones' family...I pray your grief not overwhelm you. He's in Heaven!! And if it's not Dewitt Jones...thank you Jesus! That man of God is a light to men everywhere!! His testimony is a true blessing!

TRICEH said...

I love this song. When I hear it, all I can think of is worship, pure, authentic, humble, reverent, worship. Thank God for this anointed family and for songwriters who do not care about the fortune and fame, yet about pure worship. God is Awesome. I can feel the anointing in the voice of this young woman. It leads me to tears. The message, the passion, the voice, this has the Wow factor.

Anonymous said...

hi jones family i see blessing of GOD ,WATCH YOUR FAMILY ON TBN LAST NIGHT YOU REALLY BESSSED ME . I LOST MY DAUGHTER TO MURDER JANURARY FIRST THIS YEAR 2010.GOD IS ABLE TO DO MORE THAN WE CAN EVEN CONCEIVE. THANK FOR YOUR SONGS OF IN COURAGEMENT. nothing but GOD bev

Rahkeiah French said...

Wow and double Wow, I am just blown Jones Family!!!!Rahkeiah French

pamela magona said...

I watched this musicial family on TBN,I felt like God was talking to me.I am South Africa and like their music very much.pam South Africa

Anonymous said...

This group is such a blessing to me. I really see the hand of God on their lives, I know the parents are truly proud and they have every right to be!! God bless you!!

R.Jones said...

Wow you guys are blessed please stay together and keep each other up in prayer I love the singing and the closeness of the family you guys are awesome.