BeBe Live and Up Close

BeBe Live and Up Close

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by BeBe Winans
     
 

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Massively popular black gospel vocalist BeBe Winans followed up his first two solo albums with a live album, BeBe Live and Up Close, released in 2002. The album features several songs that don't appear on Winans' solo albums, including the album-opening "Do You Know Him" as well as other songs like "I Believe," "Love Thing," and "Humpty Dumpty." These songs

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Massively popular black gospel vocalist BeBe Winans followed up his first two solo albums with a live album, BeBe Live and Up Close, released in 2002. The album features several songs that don't appear on Winans' solo albums, including the album-opening "Do You Know Him" as well as other songs like "I Believe," "Love Thing," and "Humpty Dumpty." These songs make BeBe Live and Up Close somewhat more than just another live album. While most live albums tend to have a function similar to best-ofs, this one features few of Winans' best-known songs in favor of previously unreleased songs. Therefore, ardent fans should consider treating BeBe Live and Up Close just like another studio album, since many of the featured songs are exclusive to this album. However, there are some of Winans' more popular songs here, such as the 15-minute medley featuring Debra Winans Lowe, BeBe's sister. The medley includes four songs from BeBe's days with CeCe: "Heaven," "Meantime," "Celebrate New Life," and "Lost Without You." In addition, BeBe Live and Up Close ends climactically when Stephanie Mills joins Winans for a performance of "Born for This." Overall, this isn't the career-spanning best-of live performance that you might expect from someone with as much success as Winans, but rather it's a mixed bag, featuring new songs as well as old songs but not too many popular songs, leaving room instead for the less familiar material.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/05/2002
Label:
Motown
UPC:
0044001670527
catalogNumber:
016705

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

BeBe Winans   Primary Artist,Background Vocals
Stephanie Mills   Track Performer
Sekou Bunch   Bass
Margaret Byars   Track Performer
Allen Hinds   Guitar
Herman Jackson   Keyboards
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Tollak Ollestad   Harmonica,Keyboards
Kayla Parker   Background Vocals
Kevin Ricard   Percussion
John Jubu Smith   Guitar
Debra Winans   Track Performer
Eric Dawkins   Background Vocals
Byron Cage   Background Vocals
Margaret Bell-Byars   Vocals,Background Vocals
Debbie Winans-Lowe   Vocals
Kim Hanson   Keyboards
Jubu   Guitar

Technical Credits

Bill Plummer   Engineer
Herman Jackson   Arranger
Ricky Lawson   Producer
Kedar Massenburg   Producer
Dennis Moody   overdub engineer
Kayla Parker   Vocal Arrangements
BeBe Winans   Arranger,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Annalee Valencia   Art Direction
Evan Lamberg   Producer
Warryn Campbell   Programming,Producer
Chris Rakestraw   Programming

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BeBe Live and Up Close 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was my first BeBe CD I bought. I absolutely love it!!! I never realized that there are so many different types of gospel music out there to fit all types of Christians. I keep this CD on repeat. If you don't have this CD get it, it's a must have to go in your gospel library. I've also seen BeBe Live and Up Close on VHS. The video is awesome. Peace and Blessings!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
bebe you are truly and surely a blessing, gods gift to you is what your giving us and it is amazeing, when you sing i feel it in my bones, you are truly and honestly in love with god and singing his message. with your songs you further confirm that their is only one way for gods people to go, and that's up, back home to the creator, bebe you are truly an inspiration, don't get me wrong i am a fan of your whole family, but i see you, and your defineltly a twinkle of gods work. love you bebe
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bebe,your music is so inspiring,it gives gospel music a meaning.it talks to me and i have found hope,faith and Gods abundant love through it.you are so amazing and you definately are Gods gift to me.i have started a collection of all your albums,some were released as i was growing up and couldnt afford to get them but i have set a target to own every song you have ever sung.May God continue to bless you and so tha yu continue to deliver to us.truly a fan....debs