GREGOTA GOSPEL MUSIC
The Future of Music Is Here
"Where Music and the Soul Rejoice".
Raising the music bar, Gregota Gospel label has signed an amazing catalog of artists and music since its inception in 2000. The music that Gregota Gospel represents speak not only to a new generation of fans, but tap into the old-school era. The Virginia-based Record Label prides itself on working with the brightest musical talents. Check out their various music catalogue of artists below, and get in touch if you want to know more.
A LOOK AT GREGOTA GOSPEL
Making the Music
Music can change your mood, paint your experiences, and color your memories. Gregota Gospel believes that the right music can have a powerful influence, and since its establishment in 2000, it understand that music means different things to different people. They built their business on that exact premise, with the goal of supporting musical talent the world would never forget.
Gregota Music LLC was founded in 1985 by Hayward Gregory Sr. Throughout the years, Gregota Music started to ascend into the music industry scene in 2000. Gregota Music LLC joined ASCAP, BMI, and The National Music Publishing Association as a music publisher in 2003, Gregota Music acquired several music catalogs for its company. Some of the catalogs consist of "Clarence Fountain & The 5 Boys of Alabama", Greg Kelly works of "Slim & The Supreme Angels", Dwight Fields of the "Manhattans", Willie Johnson of the "Morning Stars of Savannah Ga", Arika Kane and other musical works. Gregota Music Publishing also licensed music out to major record labels such as Capitol Records, Philadelphia International Record/The Right Stuff (Gamble and Huff), Compendia Music Group, Light Records, BMG Music, Summit Cross Records, EMI, House of Blues and many others. Beside running a publishing company, Gregota Music signed distribution deals with leading christian music distributor "Central South Distribution, Inc., and Alliant Music Group to release several "Clarence Fountain and The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama albums. Gregota Music LLC is a small company dedicated in bringing good music of all genre and the protection of writers musical rights.
HAYWOOD GREGORY II- Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist, Composer & Producer
Haywood Gregory, a native of Savannah GA., began singing in churches and public schools at the age of seven, and it had been merely a few years before he became a professional singer at the age of fourteen. Some of his many accolades include having performed with Morgan Freeman, The Blind Boys of Alabama and The Soul Stirrers (1988) in the Broadway hit play "GOSPEL AT COLONUS" at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in New York City, touring throughout the United States and Europe performing at various festivals such as the Newport Jazz Festival (RI), the 36th Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), and the 20th Savannah Jazz Festival (GA)., and numerous appearances on the Joe Franklin Show. Haywood made his big screen movie debut, singing in the hit movie "THE KING OF NEW YORK" starring Christopher Walken. Haywood has recorded on numerous albums, some include the 1997 "LAST CONCERT CD" with Eddie Harris and Bernard Purdie in Cologne Germany, the Killer Joe CD, "SCENE OF THE CRIME", distributed by BMG Music, and HAYWOOD and JEANNIE GREGORY "SWINGING WITH THE ROMERO BROTHERS". Haywood has shared center stage with such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Carl Perkins, Dion, Bruce Willis, Freddie Jackson, Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Lionel Hampton, Bobby Watson, Buddy Guy, The Oak Ridge Boys, Otis Blackwell, Ronnie Dove, Issac Hayes, George Coleman, BB King, The Drifters, The Marvelettes, The Blues Jumpers, and many more great stars. Haywood is a patriot, who has been awarded two resolutions from the New Jersey General Assembly, and the New Jersey State Senate for being a world class musician and family man. In 2007, Haywood was nominated at the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards as a producer for Traditional Gospel Album and Traditional Recorded Gospel Song of the Year for The Blind Boys of Alabama album entitled "Rare Classics".
HAYWARD GREGORY III - Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter, Producer and Recording Engineer
Hayward Gregory III, a native of Savannah GA, began playing guitar at the age of 4. By age 13, Hayward utilized his skills as a freelance guitarist for local churches and performed with various gospel groups.
As a guitarist, Hayward performed on stage as a lead and bass guitarist for the Echoes of Harmony of Jersey City, NJ as well as a bass man with his father at various gospel and blues venues to include the 20th Savannah Jazz Festival in Savannah (GA). Hayward has also shared the stage with several major gospel artists such as The Blind Boys of Alabama, Shirley Caesar, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, The Violinaires , The Dixie Hummingbirds, and The Jackson Southernaire to name a few. In (2005) and (2014) respectively,
Hayward produced/co-produced several self-released albums off the Gregota label, releasing “THE HAYWOOD GREGORY COLLECTION VOL. 1&2”, “RARE CLASSIC RECORDINGS” (2005), RARE CLASSIC (2006), “FAITH MOVES MOUNTAINS (2010)” Clarence Fountain & The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama with Sam Butler; and “SHADEZ OF DA BLUZ” (2012), Haywood Gregory guest starring Jeannie C. Gregory.
In 2007, Hayward was nominated at the 38th Annual GMA Dove Awards as a producer for Traditional Gospel Album and Traditional Recorded Gospel Song of the Year for The Blind Boys of Alabama album entitled "Rare Classics". Hayward collaborates and network with various record labels and distributors on different
projects, such as Compendia Music Group, The Right Stuff aka Philadelphia International Records (Gamble and Huff), Alliant Music Group and Central South Distribution. Hayward achieved his “Associate Degree
in Social Science” from Tidewater Community College in Norfolk Va. (2015) and a “Bachelor Degree in Music Production” from Full Sail University in Winter Park, Fl. (2018)
CLASSIC GOSPEL RELEASE
Gospel Legend - The Very Best of Clarence Fountain
The 5 Blind Boys of Alabama
Now available at all digital music outlets
CLARENCE FOUNTAIN & THE FIVE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Gregota Gospel is known for releasing vintage gospel singles and albums people love. The album, "I'm Journeying On" is one of Clarence Fountain's best catalog releases which we hope will soothe your soul.
I'M JOURNEYING ON
This album is dedicated to the legendary Clarence Fountain, who passed away on June 3, 2018 at the age of 88. This pioneer singer has won five Grammys and received the Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement award as the leader and co-founder of the gospel group "The Five Blind Boys of Alabama". This is one of the most sincere releases in the history of Gregota Gospel. That’s saying a lot considering some of the incredibly successful past recordings of this well-respected Record Label. So much has gone into the creation and thought process surrounding this release, and Gregota Gospel is proud to be associated with such a wonderful project.
GREGOTA GOSPEL ALBUM RELEASES
THE 5 BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA
Gregota Golden Gospel