Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
All the Bases
Genres: Pop, Christian, Gospel
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The Boy is BAD
Quentin J Brown | Decatur, Georgia United States | 06/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"O'landa comes in with his usual remake mastery in "God Specializes." This was like chocolate chocolate chip ice cream for my soul because I could never get into this hymn as a kid. However, when the Associates stepped in with their overwhelming joy about all the things God could do, all the things He "specialized in" I couldn't help but bounce to work with my walkman blasting. Then he cheated me with "I Yield" where right when I felt the Spirit taking over the song begins to fade, but thats OK O'landa I will find out what REALLY happened at that recording. Now, when I heard "Hold On" I was taken away by the POWER that the tenors displayed. Being a tenor myself this song became an instant favorite. I memorized this scripture because of this song, and after learning it I couldn't but to mutter over what True faith was. This song also shows us just how high the choir can go. I have to give them their props though because not one section dropped out in any of the three key changes. Then their is "We Praise You". This is one song that showed me that this group knows how to get into the Holy of Holies. This song humbles you as it reminds you that we are mear clay, and exault Him as the Trinity, and the tell of how all things praise his name, and then cresendos into a work of simple praise that is sure to touch your soul and beckon you into His presence. Finally there is the all powerful "God has it All in Control". The word painting in the song jumps at you in the verying begining as the bass plays a dotted quarter note and the choir blows in singing in chest voice that God has it all in control. The register itself is enough to convince one that God is in control. The soloist minister with the same passion and belief. Her heart is definately in this work. There is a key change in the middle the accents the first two verses, and the original chorus, and just when you can't see past the tears in you eyesm and you think the song has faded away the sopranos and altos come in very softly and very sweetly in unison telling you that he can calm your angry seas, and he is there to take care of your every need. Using their every vocal skill by the anointing of God they swell up with skill and technique that show God has everything, even that last note held for an unknown count, in control. This CD is a must add to the collection of you music ministers out there. God show Himself in the music of this Choir. Not many people know about the power that God invested in these vessels, but let me be one of the first to tell it. The annointing is on this work. Buy it."
HE GAVE IS BEST FOR THE BEST
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was deeply saddened to hear of O'landa's death. I was a sacred traditional music listener until I heard the CD "All the Bases". I was moved by the spirit when I listened to the 6th track "We Praise You". I guess I never knew that you could put that much feeling into music. O'landa was able to get the very best from his chorus and this recording is a great example of that."
Great CD from a great gospel singer.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well, I think that that O'landa has once again provided a good source for all those church choirs to look upon. At Ebenezer (the church I go to) we really love to sing. So this CD is really a help for us. Although O'landa is deceased I'm sure he is really enjoying the reviews. Oh yeah, that song I've Gotta Feelin is da bomb. *s*"