The Canton Spirituals mark their return to the Malaco Music Group family with the release of the new full length album Keep Knocking. (Available In Stores & Online December 3, 2013)
The debut single & title track, “Keep Knocking” continues The Canton Spirituals signature sound with its foot stomping, bass thumping, knee slapping, down home infectious groove. First listen, and your body begins to involuntary juke.
The Canton Spirituals has an unique sound like no other in the history of Quartet Gospel music. With their smooth but powerful harmonies, this quartet pioneered an urban sound that mixed R&B style with Traditional Gospel, Imported From Mississippi. Founded in the mid 1940’s by Harvey Watkins, Sr, this quartet, now led by Harvey Watkins, Jr is still considered the undisputed Kings of Quartet Gospel music today. Their recording career is highly decorated with two Grammy Nominations, nine Stellar Awards Nominations, four Dove Nominations, Soul Train Awards Nominations and Gold Records.
Produced by award winning songwriter / producer Stan Jones, writer of “He Has His Hands On You” for eight time Grammy nominee Marvin Sapp, writer and producer of Brian Courtney Wilson’s “All I Need” that spent 92 weeks on the Billboard Hot Gospel Song charts breaking the all-time record for the longest running current single ever in the history of the Billboard Gospel charts, and who was also the producer of The Canton Spirituals successful previous release on RCA Inspiration (formerly Verity), Driven, Keep Knocking promises to be their most successful release to date.
100’s of Gospel & Urban radio stations that program Gospel around the country has already begun to spin the single, “Keep Knocking” and has received over 6,000 views in 1st week on youtube.