Follow the Star

Follow the Star

by T.D. Jakes
     
 

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Bishop T. D. Jakes is known for bringing in some of gospel's most famous voices for releases that combine uplifting worship and powerful preaching. On this, Jakes's first Christmas project, we're treated to the amazing talents of Beverly Crawford, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Mary Mary, Kirk Whalum, and the Blind Boys of Alabama for an inspirational look at the holidays.… See more details below

Overview

Bishop T. D. Jakes is known for bringing in some of gospel's most famous voices for releases that combine uplifting worship and powerful preaching. On this, Jakes's first Christmas project, we're treated to the amazing talents of Beverly Crawford, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Mary Mary, Kirk Whalum, and the Blind Boys of Alabama for an inspirational look at the holidays. Some of these recordings are culled from other projects, but everything fits together here, from the R&B-pop of "Follow the Star" and "Joy to the World" to the funked-up gospel of "Born in Bethlehem" to the Katinas' boy-band harmonies on "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The best holiday albums place the fun and joy of the season within a deeper spiritual context, and Follow the Star does that admirably.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
Follow the Star contains 13 traditional songs of the holiday season based on personal favorites of Bishop T.D. Jakes. Alongside three tracks by Jakes -- "From Our House, to Your House," "Away in a Manger" (with Angie Winans), and "Follow the Star" (with Dorinda Clark-Cole) -- are beautiful versions of "The First Noel" (Aaron Neville) and "Born in Bethlehem" (Blind Boys of Alabama and Mavis Staples). This is a recommended disc especially for those seeking reflective moments during the busy holiday season.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/10/2007
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227997472
catalogNumber:
247228

Tracks

  1. Follow the Star  - T.D. Jakes
  2. Joy to the World  - Beverly Crawford
  3. Go Tell It  - T.D. Jakes
  4. Gift of Love  - T.D. Jakes
  5. O Holy Night  - Smokie Norful
  6. Silent Night (Noche de Paz)  -  Trio de Hoy
  7. Away in the Manger  - T.D. Jakes
  8. O Come All Ye Faithful  - Darwin Hobbs
  9. Born in Bethleham  -  Five Blind Boys of Alabama
  10. The First Noel  - Aaron Neville
  11. From Our House, to Your House  - T.D. Jakes
  12. O, Little Town of Bethlehem  -  Katinas
  13. 3 Wise Men Medley: What Child Is This/Hallelujah to the King/Angels We  -  Cook, Dixon & Young

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

T.D. Jakes   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Narrator,Spoken Word,Lead
Thomas Young   Vocals
Lloyd Barry   Conductor
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Dorinda Clark-Cole   Vocals
Victor Trent Cook   Vocals
Mark Douthit   Flute,Horn,Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan DuBose   Guitar
Steven Ford   Piano,Keyboards
Barry Green   Horn
Mike Haynes   Trumpet,Horn
Paul Jackson   Guitar
John Jarvis   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Doug Moffet   Flute,Horn,Baritone Saxophone
Morgan   Bass
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Steve Patrick   Trumpet,Horn,Piccolo Trumpet
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone
Angie Winans   Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Debra Winans   Background Vocals
Reggie Young   Electric Guitar
Vic C.   Multi Instruments
Beverly Crawford   Vocals,Lead
J.D. Blair   Drums
Ced C   Multi Instruments
Sharon Moore-Caldwell   Background Vocals
Gina & Mike Thurston   Vocals
Maurice Fitzgerald   Bass
Tina Watson   Vocals
Joey Woolfalk   Guitar
Blue Miller   Acoustic Guitar
Smokie Norful   Piano,Vocals,Lead
Cynthia Pasley   Background Vocals
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Darwin Hobbs   Vocals,Lead
Mark Beckett   Percussion,Drums
Annette "Queenie" Lennox   Vocals
Carlos Pennell   Guitar
LeAnne Palmore   Background Vocals
Jamar Jones   Keyboards
Jim Gray   Conductor
Melinda Doolittle   Background Vocals
Alex Moran   Bass
Jennifer Kummer   French Horn
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Beth Beeson   French Horn
Charlotte Horton   Vocals
Ternae Jordan   Background Vocals
Moiba Mustapha   Background Vocals
Steve "Supe" White   Drums
Teresa Verge   Background Vocals
Jesus Velez   Guitar
Jessie Gonzalez   Guitar
Orlando Gonzalez   Drums
Dexter Jakes   Vocals
Darcey Stewart   Background Vocals
Chris Morris   Keyboards
Ralph Pace   Drums
Sheri Jones-Moffett   Vocals
Jaylan Caldwell   Voices
Victor Trent Cook   Vocals
Trio de Hoy   Vocals
Rodrick Dixon   Vocals

Technical Credits

Richard Smallwood   Composer
Aaron Neville   Arranger
Thomas Young   Vocal Arrangements
Ronn Huff   String Arrangements
Franz Gruber   Composer
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Horn Conductor,String Conductor
Barry Beckett   Producer
Cedric Caldwell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Victor Caldwell   Arranger,Composer,Producer
John Chelew   Arranger,Producer
Victor Trent Cook   Vocal Arrangements
Milton Davis   Engineer,Vocal Producer
Steven Ford   Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Digital Editing,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements
Pete Greene   Engineer
Jim Hammerly   Producer,Vocal Arrangements
D. Lawrence   Arranger,Producer
Ken Love   Mastering
Mike Poole   Engineer
Angie Winans   Arranger,Composer
Vic C.   Engineer
Craig Bauer   Engineer
Ced C   Engineer,Instrumentation
Ken Pennell   Executive Producer
T.D. Jakes   Executive Producer,Introduction
Matthew Beckett   Engineer
Katinas   Arranger,Producer
James Bevelle   Engineer,Special Computer Editing
Smokie Norful   Arranger
Frederick Oakeley   Composer
John Francis Wade   Composer
Bob Williams   Engineer
Jamar Jones   drum programming
Jim Gray   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Horn Conductor,String Conductor
Warryn Campbell   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Goldsmith   Arranger
Tom Petroski   Engineer,Digital Editing
Traditional   Composer
Blind Boys of Alabama   Arranger
Bryan Graban   Engineer
Ari Raskin   Engineer
Steve "Supe" White   Programming
Jessie Gonzalez   Arranger
Bryan Grayban   Engineer
Thomas M. Petroski   Engineer,Digital Editing
Erica Campbell   Composer
Tina Campbell   Composer
Victor Trent Cook   Vocal Arrangements
Lewis Redner   Composer
Rodrick Dixon   Vocal Arrangements

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