Anointed Testimonials Compilation
DayTime Music Group is a Maryland based organization created to harness the current market success of it's principals (Darryl Pearson and Jonathan Lesane) and focus it's unique musical identity and sound to bring about change in the secular music marketplace. The exceptional roster of talent, the high standard for excellence and quality, and a production/management team with over 30 years of combined experience in the recording industry has positioned DayTime for success. The work contained on this CD represents hours of prayer, years of dedication, and a commitment to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ through song. We, DayTime Music Group, feel an intense urgency to launch our record label with an excellent work for the Kingdom of our lord and savior Jesus Christ. As we find ourselves dedicated to music ministry, there shall be no Gospel Recording Artist amongst us, but rather ministers of the gospel who also make records. Here is a brief insight into the mission of each ministry represented here in 'Anointed Testimonials Compilation 1.' PRODIGAL SON Biography As the wayward son realized the only way to live was to come home to his father, so it is with the Baltimore, MD duo known as Prodigal Son. Darryl 'Day' Pearson and Samuel Johnson have dedicated their collective musical gifts for the building of God's Kingdom and the winning of souls for Jesus Christ. One often identifies success by the strength of an individuals resume'. Just a mere glance at Day's resume'/discography would floor an unsuspecting reader. Having written, produced, and played on many of the R&B mainstays- Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Jodeci, K-ci & JoJo, Dru Hill, Total, Usher, Mya... you get the picture, Day has left an impressive mark on the Billboard charts. He has gone a long way from his humble beginning with his cousin Sam and their long stint with the gospel group Nicholas. Sam and Day were the bassist and guitarist respectively for the traveling ministry from 1981 to 1986. Like the famed prodigal son however, the two found themselves away from everything they had grown to know. Day was recruited by the group Jodeci, and left his gospel roots. 'I would never mix my affections,' says Day. 'While I was doing secular music, I would not confuse my love for GOD by doing gospel music at the same time.' Sam on the other hand was recruited by a 'crack cocaine' addiction. His addiction lasted for 13 years. Prodigal Son feels nothing has given the peace and happiness they now know, save the joy of serving GOD and working for the Kingdom of Christ. Both gentleman now use their world experiences as the basis for the haunting lyrics that speak of the struggles and temptations of the world from an urban outlook. Those same songs however speak of God's saving grace. The cleverness and intrigue that Day used in his R&B productions can now be found in Prodigal Son's songs. Come On Home, a song about prodigal sons in general, tells the listener regardless of the place (or mess) you find yourself in...just come on home. The groove rivals many of the hit songs Day has had on mainstream radio. Prodigal Son's hope is to have their songs reach the many who would not hear the messages given by traditional gospel songs. Using the same skills that propelled the R&B songstress Mya from an unknown artist to a multiplatinum new artist, Day feels that with God's anointing he will be able to reach the millions he has touched with his secular work. 'We are not gospel artist or gospel entertainers, we are ministers of music,' says Sam, who is the minister of music for New Harvest Ministries, Baltimore, MD. REFORMATION Biography One choir director, a minister of music, and two praise and worship leaders comprise the vocal group Reformation. Macheeste Malloy, Eric Bailey, Derryl Barrett, and John Taylor are men with the divine gift of voice, a chosen direction, and the determination to become more than the next 'gospel singing' group. The four have been singing for all who would listen since teens in the mid 1980's. The native Marylanders have ministered throughout their home state and in many of the larger East Coast cities. While their roots are firmly planted in the urban church, their focus has become rooted in a desire to take songs that God has placed on their hearts to the masses. Reformation has appeared on programs with Candi Staton (TBN Cable's 'Say Yes'), Vanessa Bell, Carlton Pearson, The Williams Brothers, Trinitee-5-7, and Marvin Sapp. Eric performed as a keyboardist, and background vocalist on a mini tour with the gospel group Commissioned. The musical styling of the group resembles an infusion of several musical influences- Stevie Wonder; Earth, Wind & Fire; John P. Kee; Commissioned; Take 6; Boyz II Men; Babyface; and Brian McKnight. Due to great chemistry brought on by years of familiarity, the group has a unique sound all it's own. Reformation's sound incorporates the finest of today's contemporary sound, but still allows the members to maintain the integrity of their ministry. Their ministry of song is one of restoration and reconciliation. Their purpose is to bring the news of revival to those who have been lost in traditional religious lifestyle; a lifestyle which often leaves those who claim to be followers of GOD captive to their day-to -day circumstances. Their songs are all mini sermons and reaffirms Refomation's desire to impact generations with spiritually charged messages of hope through a personal commitment to change. Don't Wanna Think About It tells of the loneliness and despair one would feel with no GOD in his/her life. As Reformation sings, you will find yourself captured by the sweet melodies, carried to a place of peace and rest in your life, and taken on a journey to the presence of GOD. X Generation X Generation is a community based choir under the direction of Stevie Johnson. Presently X Generation can be found doing outreach ministry in hospitals, prisons, churches, and at local and regional civic events. David King David was said to be a man after God's own heart, and the group David shares that same desire. Michelle Edmund (featured on 'Look At Me Now') and David Johnson seek to use their gift of music to minister to those who prepare to read, hear, and obey the word of God. LeRoy LeRoy Gordon has a ministry intended to bridge ethnicity, territories, even genres. A native of Jamaica, LeRoy wants the worshiper to know, 'It is okay to enjoy having God as the center of your life.' He ministers with music that appeals to all cultures, yet is very native to him. LeRoy has a true world outreach, having lived in many countries, never losing his desire to obey the will of God.