James Banfield


 "The Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart by JB is official! 1 Jan 2016! ... these are the artists in the Indie Gospel Network that have songs loaded on their pages that you can hear. You can also "background" the Indie Gospel Top 20 playlist while surfing as well ... pretty cool.. thank You all for your prayers! Enjoy listening to Indie Gospel;s Top 20 Chart!  In Him, James


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If you missed the Annual Top 25?

By James Banfield, 2018-12-08
If you missed the Annual Top 25?

It will be on again Sun at 3pp to 4:30 and then again the next Fri-Sat-Sun at 3Pm-4:30 also.. join me in the Main chat room when its playing.... James 

Top Artists of 2018

By James Banfield, 2018-11-27
Top Artists of 2018

The Following Artists have made it to the Top 25 Songs of the Year - 2018 They are in no sequencial order   just there in alpha order but they are there ... Congrats to all of you!  JB

Joesph Beggs
Andrew Kwon
Arthur Rolalnd
Bruce Moss
Debbie Bergone
Dee Smith
Doug Spencer
E. Petersen
Eva Sabiniano
Everett Adam,s
Giving Back
Glenda Jackson
Hearts of Faith
Jim Sheldon
Joe Wamsley
John Lord
Kelly Matthews
Laurie Marks Vincent
Laurie Marks Vincent
Laurie Marks Vincent
Mark Anthony Brown
Randy Ward
Rebbeca Griffttis
Ulysses Brown

Indie Gospel Top 25 Songs for the year 2018

By James Banfield, 2018-11-29
Indie Gospel Top 25 Songs for the year 2018

Can you believe that we made it through another Year of Indie Gospel Top 20 songs... there were 54 individual songs that entered into the Mix from Jan - Nov that means we had 2-3 songs that were new on every chart throughout the year. Some of those songs held their place on the chart for almost 12 months... that's incredible. in fact the highest scoring top 3 songs were only 8 points apart and each one did it in 10 months... My personal favorite made it to #6  Nov Top 3 owned my Laura Marks Vincent I doubted if they would even make it to the Top 25.. They did..  So let's get on with the Top 25 Songs of the year.. Coming in at

25  Secret Sins by Dee Smith... I remember when this came out .. He was steppin' on a few toes for sure... 

24  Shabat Shalom  by Bruce Moss definitely in the Jewish tradition flavor 

23  Watching Over Me  by Eva Sabiniano I hope you have the bass turned up... Great Song catchy Nice beat. beautiful singing Tempo 

22.  He Said Live by Randy Ward  This song made it on the Top 25 in only 5 months... It's the lyrics .. of course the heart of the one who singing counts a little bit.. I think he loves the Lord...  :)  for sure... 

21.  Blood of Calvary  by Whayes 4 ... you know what is fun?  being able to stop the song and go back and just listen to the harmonies that this group pulls off. I remeber back in April when I first heard it.. I played it 3 times... right now.. Im working on the 2nd time... :).. Yeah this song is that good and it only made it to #21.. incredible... Great Song folks..really good

20.  He Saved My Soul  by Giving Back  REmindsme of the beginnings of the Folk Gospel age in the 70's  I always loved that sound and genre.

19.  Mid-night  Hour  by  Arthur Rowland  I didnt figure that this song would make it all .. even on the chart but .. its snappy .. love the bass movement.  Arthur.. love it..... :)

18  I 'll Follow Jesus  by  Glenda Jackson... Love the build up in the orchestration. Piano is  doing a nice job of supporting her..very nicely done

17.  and 16.  Everyday Miracle by Laurie Marks Vincent.. WOW! When I heard this song Laurie sent me a note and asked me to give a listen.. .. I did.. ooops  I got lost in it... The lead in with the intro of the song works so perfect you would have thought it was a designed segue.. nope it just happen that way.. Jehovah Jireh .. He is indeed our Healer... Oh BTW .. She has a tremendous ministry!  Check it out on her Website... just go to her Indie Gospel Page  its there... Love the ending.. 

15.  Stand still and Know He is God  by  Ulysses Brown  Different... I like the sound effects he uses with the simple piano.. 

14.  We Will Wait  by Joe Wamsley  I have seen Jjoe's music grow so fast and his son plays the drums really good... AT the beginning His intro is really out of the envelope for Joe and the first time I heard it.. I thought.. "That's Not Joe" oh but it was.. intriguing... WOW!  Of Course.. Im sold! Thank you Joe for sharing the voice the Lord gave you to share His love.. Blessings my friend.. JB

13.  Love so Amazing Laurie Marks Vincent.. Another great song... :)

12.  Child of His Creation by  John Lord  a simple G-C progression.. Jojhon has a way with lyrics... they just stand out..

11.  Speaking of You  by Andrew Kwon ... This young man has a refreshing approach withhis unique voice for singing for the Lord.. At #11 he did it in only 6 months... 

10.  A Love Like that  Hearts of Faith  love their harmonies. their voice blend so..  

9.   Tempered Steel by Rebecca Griffths  Strong, Powerful, but a little harsh hard driving.. I like the way Rebecca does that tempo singing..cool nice lead guitar

8.  A WalkIn the Park  by E. Pettersen With this Season a song like this reminds some of us of the life that was but now just a memory. Ir's life. This song and its lyrics touches the heart...

7.  Give it all You Got by Doug Spencer  Good solid down home hard driving country.... love it..... a little Charlie Daniels in there I suspect 

 From #6 to #1 onlu 20 points separated them from each other.. yes it was that close... 

  6.  Feel The Nails by Mark Anthony Brown watch out for the middle it will get to you .. when they sing Holy Holy Holy... cause it grabs me every time. 

5.  When we see Eternity by Everett Adams  A Good country voice.. the harmonies definitely there ... oh yeah  Very nice Everett... 

4.  Lost in the Sand by Kelly Matthews a young voice with energy.. great lyrics

3.  Did He Ever Think of Home by Jim Sheldon  .. My Friend Jim ?  WE go back almost to the beginning of the Indie Gospel Top 20 ... (It was the Top 10 every week then) And now Jim's on tour in a Tour Bus.. Witnessing for the Lord.. Think of you Jim.. and yes  He did think of Home. With His Father as will we in time.. Blessings my Friend

2.  Faith and Stone  by Debbie Bergone The Intro with the drum and the tambourine on the top of the TopHat. and the bass ... You know something is coming and you there in about 10 seconds.. Debbie's voice is stong crisp and clear ... the story? we all know David and Goliath.. love it Debbie.. Congrats for having the #2 song of the year .... 

1. A Thorn On A Rose by Joseph Beggs   This Song?  Who would have believed .. 11 months on the chart it went up and then down and then back up and up ... Finally hit #1 in Sept.. and here is the #1 song for 2018...  Wow

What I need is for the folks with the Top 10 songs to send their email addy's so I can send them an Award for 2018 suitable for Framing.  Send it to : jban1946@bellsouth.net  sunject Top 10 2018  

Thank You JB



We will be playing non stop the #20 - #4 songs then we have a special treat.. an interview with Laurie Marks Vincent then we'll play the last 3 songs  which ar #1-2-3 on the chart.. that hasnt happened in the 8 years I have been doing the Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart.  So tune in at indiegospel.net and in the upper left corner is the radio just click it and it will begin to play. 

Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart For NOV 2018

By James Banfield, 2018-10-26
    Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart For NOV 2018

This weekend (`10/26-27-28) is the last weekend for the Oct 2018  Weekend play from 3:00pm - 4:30 or so.

Next Fri-Sat-Sun will be the launch of the  Nov Chart. And this one is really Special.. Something happened that has not happened in the 8 years I've been doing this chart.. so I'll Get Started with the countdown right away.. Our Monthly Artist of the Month will be Laurie Marks Vincent. she's kinda been here a few times with some reallt good songs and she was also the into artist to the joint Indie  Gospel Artists "Where the River Runs"  

20.  Angel in the Sky  Deby Kelley a new song entering the chart today

19.  If You Know Him -  E. Pettersen Ed has been with us and also had a song on the Sound of Hope Album and was instrumental in getting a lot done on the project.

18.  Blood of Calvargy - Whayes4 great sounding group...

17.  A Thorn on a Rose - Joesph Beggs .. this song was #1 back in Sept its still hangin in there

16.  Stand Still and Know He is God  -  Ulysses Brown  Ulysses has a different style  takes a little getting used to but I like how he develops a song in his own way..   love it Ulysses.

15.  Rain  -  Shanni Williams #19 last month and it went up 4 spots to #15.... nice

14.  Absent from the Body - Chuck Loudert - What a beat with bass and bass drum... great lyrics as well .. love it

13.  Come Follow Him - Dusty West .. Dusty had a song on here a couple of years ago.. I like this one its starts out simple but it develops... good one Dusty

12.  Did He ever Think of Home? -  Jim Sheldon .. The Positive Cowboy as he is known on the RFD circuit. and now he has another one that hit #1 back in Aug. Talkabout ideas for a song.. this one is definitely unique..

11.  Sometimes -  Wanye Ralph  First time I heard this song .. I thought.. that aint Wayne.. is it? Truly Gospel.. and yeah  I love it.... 

10.  When He was One Cross - Lace Tomus 

09.  Here am I  -  Barry and Teena Winslow .. check uot the lyrics the arrangement and how it goes into the bridge.. wow!

08.  Even So I believe  -  Greg and Linda Smith  good clean vocals strong harmonies they are really blend in the harmonies and tiiming is awesome.. good percussion.. Ij just love the sound ot the two of them

07.  This Heart of mine - Andrew Kwon  For such a young man Andrew is very talented and has a strength in his interrupting the lyrics along with the melody. teh Piano Accompaniment is just perfect with him... Andy you keep it up keep singing for the Lord.. awesome....

06.  Shabbat Shalom -  Bruce Moss  Bruce has been around Indei Gosple for a few years and he keeps putting out great songs... stop by his page and say hi...

05.  A Walk in the Park  -  E. Pettersen  thinking of the days when daddy was  daddy to his little girl . Let Ed take you .."On a Walkinthe Park"

04.  He said LIVE - Randy Ward  Randy maybe disabled but he doesnt let it get him down.. 

And now, the next three songs ?  this is just incredible.. listen to Ken and Laurie Marks Vincent's interview in this slot.. it will be surprizing....

03.  Love So Amazing  -          Laurie Marks Vncent

02  Intro Every day Miracles - Laurie Marks Vincent

01 Everyday Miracles  -          Laurie Marks Vincent... 

8 years and finally it happened! Congratulations Laurie!  WOW

And now... There will not be a DEC 2018 monthly chart instead we are planning a very special show

DATE: NOV 30 Friday at 3pm.. we're hoping to go live! During the month of Nov we will have some of the Artists in the Top 25 songs of the Year call in with something they would like to say .. And then thatwhole show on Friday Nov 30 at 3Pm will play Sat and Sun and throughout the month of Dec. We'll leep you all posted as time gets closer... Can you believe another year has gone by? Blessings to you all  JB   


Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart for OCT 2018

By James Banfield, 2018-10-04
Indie Gospel Top 20 Chart for OCT 2018

Hello out there in Indie Gospel land .... Tomorrow at 3pm- 4:20pm or so we are launching the Top 20 Countdown from #20 to #1 as it will also play on Sat and Sun at 3-4:20pm as well. So let me take this momenet and do a little breakdown on the Top 20 so that you can follow along while the Songs are playing.

20.  Absent from the Body  Chuck Loudert .. a great song done from the heart. I love the lyrics and even though the pros would say "This is a demo" Me? It's the heart ... Chuck ..nice song

19.  Come Follow Him - Dusty West .. Tell it Dusty .. The Words are so true... Jesus Calls you .."Come"  Amen

18.  Here I am - Barry and Teena Winslow .. withall the songs that Barry and Teena have written, I missed this one until now.. love it. easy beat,, and still it has the dynamics.. 

17.  Even so,I believe  - Greg and Linda Smith .. incredible! the harmony, arrangement, the voices,  dont think that the intro doesnt belong there..it does get ready because they will lead you thru a great song and get ready for the acappela key change.. Grreg and Linda.. we are blessed!

16. Faith and Stone - Debbie Bergone ... this song seems to just hang on its been on the Chart for 11 months .. Debbie I still like it .. nice ...

15.  Rain  -  Shanni Williams .. love the intro .. a young voice ,  different .. still  I like the rawness of it... nice job Shanni ...

14.  Blood of Calvary  -  Whayes4  after 6 months the 4 of them just love singing harmonies... love it.....

13.  Sometimes  -  Wayne Ralph ..  in its 2nd month .. good voice range feeling is there, Blues feeling for our Chart its seems out of place ..but not so.. its the heart that we look for. and Wayne.. you got it! keep singing.... JB

12.  When He was One Cross - Lace Tomas .. is in its 3rd month.. I like the way she did this rendition

11.We Will See Eternity  - Evert Adams  10 months on the chart love his writing and tune structures.. yeah he's had many of songs on this Chart .. Evert We are Blessed

10.  This Heart of Mine - Andrew Kwon . this young man is very talented,Original, and has a touch for the dynamics and Potency. Andy.. Dont stop singing for the Lord...Heis blessing all of us with your voice. Blessings my friend.  JB

09.  Stand still and know He is God -  Ulysses Brown ... in its 3rdmonth Ulysses has been here before.. He's different butyou know I like his material....

08.  Did He Ever Thnk of Home - Jim Sheldon  ..Known as "The Positive Cowboy" on RFD.  JIm is on tour .. visit his website and see where he is now..Hey buddy. Love the wheels as you  tour and sing to God's children. Thank Yo for all the blessings.  JB  (A Fan) 

07  Shabbat Shalom  - Bruce Moss  .. Bruce has been here several times and has had a couple of #1's... this reminds me that we are brothers with the Jew for The Messiah,the Christ    are one and the same, is he not? Thanks Bruce

06 He Said Live  -  Randy Ward .. Randy and I have something in Common we both have to live in these wheelchairs.. but we still get it done! So When Randy sings it comes from the heart! Randy ..love this song... Blessings JB

05. A Thorn On A Rose  - Joesph Beggs .. This song was #1last month. Terrific 

04  Intro to "Every Day Miracles - Laurie Marks Vincent When I first heard this song  I heard her intro to it explaining how it came about. and then like magic it was a Segue! it blended in with the song!  so I tried to keep it that way for it really makes sense.. so #4 in actually the intro to the #3 Song... 

03  Every Day Miracles  -  Laurie Marks Vincent .. you will see what I mean when you hear the song from start to finish... its  great!  hey Laurie.. what this? oh my.. well it's just the way it worked out.. #2 is 

02  Love So Amazing  - Laurie Marks Vincent its been on the chart for 5  months working its way up slowly. but that Everyday Miracles just kinda slipped  on its way up..incredible.. #4-#3-#2 by the same  artist that hasnt been done in 8 years.  

01.  A Walk In The Park  -  E. Pettersen  ..  From his album "Songs from Apt 316"  Woiw  ..this is an incredible song touching ... 

Artist of the month  E. Pettersen ..Congrats Ed..You know I put the "Sound of Hope" album on and I am still  amazed at what our Indie Gospel Writers and Artists were able to do with this project... Folks if you'd like a copy of the album check with Ken Rich at Indie Gospel .. 

Have a Great Month and Blessings to You all ..   JB


Indie Gospel Radio Top 20 Countdown Sun 3PM

By James Banfield, 2018-07-01
Indie Gospel Radio Top 20 Countdown Sun 3PM

Hopefully, everything is lined up for this afternoon at 3-4:30 PM for the July Countdown... it opens very differently... Dont miss it?  30 minutes to go!

My apologies

By James Banfield, 2018-06-29
My apologies

AT the kick off of today's show .. I was expecting one thing and got another.. sorry .. I guess the update on the Top 20 for July... has not been downloaded... Hope fully it will be done when Ken can get to it... Again my Apoloogies.. the Pre-view of July's Top 20 still stands.. as soon as it airs...    James  

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