Lord More Personal
HI, My name is Joseph E. Bowden. I am an independent gospel artist that was born and raised in Washington,D.C. where I attended school and church. I am proud to say that I am a product of a very religious and caring family. During the early stages of my life there were three people that really inspired me a lot. That was My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, my mother, and my grandfather, the late Rev. Harvey Bowden, Pastor of the West Union Baptist Church located in Weldon, North Carolina. My grandfather was a great preacher and a great gospel singer who passed his talents down to my mother who was also a great gospel singer. The late Mrs. Mary M.Williams was the president of a female gospel group known as the Angelette Gospel Singers. My mother was the inspiration behind me ending up singing gospel. She saw the potential that was instilled in me to become a singer at the age of ten years old and asked a sweet lady named Ms. Esther Bell who was the director of the youth choir if I could join. After joining the choir, Ms. Bell taught me a lot of the basic fundamentals of singing background and lead gospel. I sung with the youth choir until I became twelve. Later, I took interest in singing duwops which was a name we used for R&B during that time. I and four other fellow classmates at the school I attended got together everyday during lunch hour and sung songs by Frankie Lyman and the Teenagers, the Marcels, the Everly Brothers, the Dells, and other groups. My bio could be long enough to write a book, but to make a long story short, three of my classmates along with myself formed a group named the Infernos. We tried our best to become R&B recording artists, but never got the opportunity. Later, I joined a R&B group known as the Apollo Brothers. We recorded one 45 record entitled Shacking Up in 1973, which was a great record but never received the recognition it deserved. I decided to leave the group and get married to the wonderful wife I am still with today after twenty five years, who has also been a great inspiration in my life. After helping my wife raise our six children and retiring from my job due to a disability after 37 and a half years, I went back to my original calling and recorded a gospel album entitled Lord More Personal by Joseph. The contents of this CD is relating to the ups and downs I went through in my life. But by the grace of God I am still here. I truly pray that the testimony from this CD will reach out and help those who can relate to the same issues that I experienced. I am here to let you know that God did not bring you this far to let you go now. Isn't God great. I pray this CD will be a blessing to you. Thank you for your purchase and may God continue to smile down on you. Be Blessed, Joseph.