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Bassist, Engineer Went to be with the Lord

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2014-11-16

Marty and I have had the neatest friendship with our Friend, Bassist, and our Engineer BJ Marchand. After a long battle with ill health, messing with his heart and lungs and legs (Me too) BJK passed away two weeks ago Saturday. He rose the Victory Banner for real and is with the Lord for real and is now riding with the Lord! Knowing BJ, He probably convinced the Lord to ride Harleys... You can hear BJ in everyone of Marty's and my songs on our Indie Gospel Pages. and the dream that we all had of having a #1 song came true last year when "Come Back 2 Chronicles 7:14" was #1 for the 2013 year. He will be and is already, sorely missed. Here is a picture of BJ and I working on a song in the Control Room of the Studio... JB

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To the membership:

E. (Ed) Pettersen has been with IGA (Indie Gospel Artists) for a few years. Not to be confused with another Ed Pettersen (also a professional musician), who just joined us. Actually the new Ed bought the legal rights to the name which is why long time member Ed goes by E. Pettersen (confused yet- lol).

Ed (E.) has had several #1 songs on the IGA Chart and he had the #3 song of the 2013 year in "Baggage Claim". With all that, he was instrumental in helping put together the Project: "The Sound of Hope" which was IGA's offerring of a compilation of Songs from various artists in IGA which he was one of the artists on the album, in fact it slipped in as being the theme song of the Project was "Your Love" done by E. Pettersen.

And Now, currently, he has the #3 song on the November Chart with "The Gift Of Love". I received a short message from Ed tonight (11-4-14) and here is the short message from him ..... I've been called to audition for America's Got Talent on Thursday at the Richmond Coliseum. "

So guys, Let's lift Ed up in prayer for the Lord to use him mightily on such a program as "America's Got Talent" So that God can get the Glory! Amen? Here is Ed's facebook page so you can stop by and let him know we are praying for his audition.

https://www.facebook.com/ed.pettersen?fref=ts ;

In Him, JB

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Done posting the Top 20 comments in the Text window- some notes

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2014-11-03

Finally I can say that the posing of the November Top 20 Songs of the month is done and so are the comments to the songs.

Congratulations to our member George Wells who wrote our #1 song this month "No Faith In Fear" sung by Billy Droze. Written by: Alvia Sandberg and George Wells. What a neat song guys. perfect.

Also Dont forget to vote tomorrow, please, If you dont vote it is actually a vote for the other guy, so please vote.

Hey our "Blast from The Past" is a special one. it was #12 on the Top 20 Songs for the year 2013...

21. "I Wanna Go Home" By 2LiveByGrace I have always loved the intro to this song, ever since I first heard it a couple years ago. What is unique to this song is the way Greg captures the heart of the Prodigal Son. He was able to really express the heart of the Son, and the heart of God at the sametime. It was number 12 for the year 2013. and so this is the "Blast from the Past" from the Indie Artists Top 20 archives. Listen and enjoy. You will see why this song has been a staple here at Indie Gospel Artists. and to 2LiveByGrace ... I pray many blessings over you folks as you contine to minister and bless others for the Lord in His fields.

Remeber, if you have a new album, song please do not hestitate to let me know so I can scope it out and hopefully put it on the Honorable Mentions List. Blessings to all of you, don't forget to vote, and Bless someone around you today. Amen... JB

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Indie Gospel Artists Top 20 for the Month of Nov is up and running

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2014-11-01

Our New #1 Song is "No Fear In Faith" ...

Congratulations to Geo Wells who turned 84, he wrote the song that is now #1.. Billy Droze performs the song It is really good. Recorded by Billy Droze. Written by: Alvia Sandberg and George Wells

Also we have a few new songs on the chart a couple that have been on the chart a while gettin ready to leave after several months. Our "Blast From the Past" is "I Wanna go Home" by 2 Live By Grace. You will be blessed by it.. it is #21 Special ...

Enjoy this coming month.. and I am sorry I havent been myu usuall self for a couple of weeks, but My wife's and my dear friend BJ Marchan went to be with the Lord 2 weeks ago today. He is sorely missed.

The New sTop 20 is posted and I will get to the song write ups as soon as I can.... Blessings to you all.. JB

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James Banfield's Top 10 Songs for the week of 9/26 - 10/02/10 - READY

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2010-09-25
WE have a new list now, songs have changed position, new songs on the list, a new Artist of the Week, A New Bullet Song of the Week, and a new category ... Honorable Mention Song of the week.

Our New number 1 song is George Bongo's "Walk With Me" while Barry Winslow's Alpha & Omega dropped to #2. "Safe and Secure" by Trumpet Winds of Sound moved up to #3 and "A Mother's Love" by Liz Clarke moved up to #4. Barry Winslow's "Nothing Without You" moved up to #5, While One of Many Branches" by Mike Abrams dropped down to #6. "Oh Lord" by Gary Weldon Sr. entered the Top 10 chart at #7 at #8 is Someone Like You by James Graham. At #9 entering into the chart was last weeks Bullet Song of the Week "Up On Calvary".
And Finally at number 10 is James Ieipi "Yea O" which has been one of my favorites for about 3 months..
Well done James Ieipi...

Enjoy the songs that are on the list. The Artist of the Week is Jeff Leavitt a praise and worship leader. His style is a bit different, but the heart of worship is there....

The Bullet Song of the Week is "I will Depend on You" by Vince Brown... this song is really good. check it out..

Our new category "Honorable Mention Song of the Week" belongs to Jessica Elam. She just joined IndieGospelArtists and that song of hers .. "I Thank God for the Little Things" just touches the heart.

Have a good week in the Lord to all of you...

James Banfield
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Top 10 Songs For the week of 10/3 - 10/09

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2010-10-02
WE have a new #1 one song this Week. It is The Trumpet Wind of Sounds "Safe and Secure"... what a beautiful song. It touches the heart for sure. Barry Winslow's Nothing without You" jumped up to #2, while George Bongo's "Walk With Me" is #3. Gary Wheldon's "Oh Lord" is at #4 while Barry Winslow's "Alpha & Omega" dropped to #5.
Vince Brown's "I Depend On You" Debuted at #6 which is a very high ranking indeed for a debuting song. At #7 "Up On Calvary" by Ray Perkins. This song is really good with just a guitar and voice, the lyrics and Ray's voice just blend into each other.. beautiful... At #8 is Liz Clarke's "A Mother's Love" and coming into the chart for the first time is Jessica Patrick Elam's "I Thank God for the Little Things". This song seems to have caught on with those who listening to the songs on IndieGospelArtists... Congratulations to all the artists for making the Top 10 list.

Our Artist of the Week is Christophe Pierre, Our Bullet Song of the Week is "Jesus is the Rock" by Barry Winslow and our Honorable Mention Song of the week is "Why Do I " by Jack Hoover...

All in all this week has a great list... Blessings to all. James Banfield
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James Banfield's Top 10 Songs for the Week of 10/10 - 10/16

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2010-10-09
This weeks Top Ten includes two songs that hit the chart and a couple of songs that fell off. (Such is the way of the Song Chart) The Two that fell off the chart were Alpha & Omega by Barry Winslow .. This song is definitely a keeper and it was on the chart for 4 weeks, since the chart was started. It was number 1 for two weeks in a row. The other song was A Mother's Love by Liz Clarke, a beautiful song dedicated to her mother and the love her mother had for her. With that being said, here we go on This weeks TOP TEN.

This weeks #10 song is "One of Many Branches" by Mike Abrams. It was at #8 last week. Mike is working on his music ministry and is getting into the live concerts. We wish him the best in serving the Lord.
This weeks #9 Song is "Up on Calvary" by Ray Perkins. It was #7 last week.
Our number #8 Song is "Why Do I" by Jack Hoover. Last week it was the Honorable Mention song and so it debuts at #8....
Our number #7 Song is "Walk With me" by George Bongo. It was number #3 last week. If you haven't heard this yet you need to check it out for sure.
Our number #6 Song is "Jesus is the Rock" by Barry Winslow. It was the Bullet Song last week.. This song has the potential to not only go all the way to number #1 here on the Top Ten ... But I believe if given the chance It could really hit the BillBoard Top 25 nationally.. Its that good.... it is the highest debuting song on the list this week
Our number #5 Song is "Safe and Secure" by Great Winds of Sounds of Trumpets. Our #1 song last week dropped to #5 this week. It is a very good song. It strikes the heart and leads you into knowing the Lord is there... AS Victor said in an email to me... "was written in response to the suffering of victims of major natural
disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina, the earthquake in

Haiti, trapped coal miners, and other images of dispair and hopelessness served up by the newsmedia" It is a touching song.. please give it a listen if you havent already
Our Number #4 Song is "I Depend of You" by Vince Brown. I Depend of You climbed up to #4 from our #6 position.
Our Number #3 Song is "I Thank God for the Little Things"" by Jessica Patrick Elam. This song is skyrocketing up the Charts. From out of nowhere to the week before last being Honorable Mention, to #10 to #3! Wow! ... Something about this song grows on you. The down home flavor, the Tennessee sound, the dobro parts in harmony, it just gets to you.. Great Song Jessica... I noticed also that its up there in the list on IndieGospelArtists as well.
Our Number #2 Song "Oh Lord" by Gary Weldon Sr. was #4 last week.. It is a good song. You can hear Gary's love for the Lord, his dedication, his reverence to the Lord through this song... give it a listen...
Our Number #1 Song is "Nothing Without You" by Barry Winslow... being #2 last week it takes over #1 spot this Week. Barry is a pro. His presentation on his songs are always topnotch. Everyone of his songs are tops.

Our Artist of the week is a very tight group from Grand Blanc, MI. "The Gospel According to 4Given" Wow.. their harmonies are great! Check them out.

The Bullet Song of the Week is a wonderful change of pace. "Walking Through the Door with Jesus" by Shawn Mafia. Shawn is from Joshua Tree, CA and this song just 'gets ya to smilin' Can't help it..

The Honorable Mention Song of the Week is "Good Morning Jesus" by St. Aladin. as I mentioned before the use of harmony in th is song's chorus is great. You will like the song....

Blessings to all of you
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JB's Top Ten Songs for week of 10/17 - 10/23

By James Banfield's Top 20 Songs, 2010-10-16
After being on the chart since the chart's inception Mike Abrams song "One of many Branches" fell off. This song is as good as it gets and I highly recommend that you all get his album. Up on Calvary by Ray Perkins also left our top ten list. With that being said we have two new songs on the top ten with some changes in position.

Our #10 song Good Morning Jesus by St. Aladin made the list after being the Honorable Mention Song last week.
Our #9 song Walk With Me by George Bongo dropped down from #7 It has been on the chart for 6 Weeks.
Our #8 song Safe and Secure by Great Winds of Sound Trumpets dropped from #5. It has been on the chart for
6 weeks too.
Our #7 song Walking to the Door With Jesus by Shawn Mafia debuted the chart from last weeks Bullet Song
Our #6 song I Than God For the Little Things by Jessica Patrick Elam was #3 last week
Our #5 song "Why Do I " by Jack Hoover is a great songs. Its been on the chart for 3weeks. great song Jack!
Our #4 song "Jesus is the Rock" by Barry Winslow. Every once in awhile a song comes along that nails you in its opening sequence. "Jesus is the Rock" does just that. You are into it almost immediately. Like I said last week, If This song got some serious airplay on the Christian Radio Stations it would make to the top 20 of the National Charts. Bar none.
Our #3 song "I Depoend of You" by Vince Brown is a good flowing song with great lyrics. it climbed up from #4 and has been on the charts only 4 weeks.
Our #2 song and number #1 songs didn't change. Oh Lord by Gary Weldon is #2 and "Nothing With You" By Barry Winslow is #1. Gary is also our Artist of the week. Gary Weldon's song Oh Lord has been onthe charts for 4 weeks while Nothing without you has been on the chart 5 weeks....

This week Artist of the week is Gary Weldon Sr. check out his page yuo will enjoy all of his songs.

The Bullet Song of the week is a song by Gary Weldon Sr. All About You not only is song great but I like the ending. Good job Gary...

Our Honorable Mention song of the week is by AFC - Praise called "My Testimony" This song has really tight harmonies... really tight.. these guys are great!!

There you have it, another "James Banfield's Top Ten Song list ready to go. You all hae a great week in he Lord. Blessings James

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