Fred Hammond Presents: In Case You Missed It...And Then Some

Fred Hammond Presents: In Case You Missed It...And Then Some

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The Bible says, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord," and award-winning gospel artist Fred Hammond never misses an opportunity to do just that. On In Case You Missed It and Then Some... Hammond borrows a page from the multivoice projects of visionary choir director Kirk Franklin and introduces listeners to the up-and-coming gospel

Overview

The Bible says, "Make a joyful noise unto the Lord," and award-winning gospel artist Fred Hammond never misses an opportunity to do just that. On In Case You Missed It and Then Some... Hammond borrows a page from the multivoice projects of visionary choir director Kirk Franklin and introduces listeners to the up-and-coming gospel talent on his record label. Throughout the disc, these new artists make their mentor proud. Highlights include the lush, guitar-tinged ballad "Heart of Mine," featuring newcomer Darrin Patterson's poignant vocals; the funky, handclap-inspiring "Pour Out Your Holy Spirit," featuring the family singing group the Singletons; and a stirring rendition of "Save Me Now" -- a classic from Hammond's former group, Commissioned -- by powerful vocalists Howard Smith and Lisa Scott-Bailey. Although Hammond is only featured on a handful of songs, including a revamped version of Commissioned's "Let Me Tell It," which reunites him with former bandmate Keith Staten, In Case You Missed It.... doesn't disappoint. Whether he's belting out his own spirit-filled hymns or fostering the careers of fledgling talent, Hammond always inspires listeners to lift every voice and sing.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jonathan Widran
One of the most dynamic musical evangelical lights in modern gospel takes a funky and inspired Quincy Jones turn on this unique project. Hammond wrote or co-wrote the songs and produced or co-produced (and co-executive produced) the multi-faceted recording, which seems geared towards introducing great young singers to the masses. He also plays live bass throughout. Hopefully some of the solid singers here will find this a gateway to a solo career -- particularly Jonathan Dunn, whose vocal on "My Deliverer" has the kind of urgency lacking on some of the other slick, soulful ballads here. Other voices worth noting are the Singletons (who sizzle on "Pour Out Your Holy Spirit"), Darrin Patterson, and Bridgette Campbell (the anthemic "Yeah Yeah"). Still on a project that Hammond designed for the talents of others, it seems strange that truly the most remarkable tune is "Let Me Tell It," an emotional experience/duet by Hammond and Keith Staten. Many other songs come close, but that tune has more spirit, energy, and conviction than most of the 17 tracks here (including several interludes). Some of the quieter ballads would be nice quiet storm tunes if you took out "Jesus" and substituted a romantic lover. And it's doubtful Hammond really would want that sort of reaction. Still worthwhile to hear the great talent involved.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/06/2001
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0012414315427
catalogNumber:
43154

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Performance Credits

Keith Staten   Vocals
Howard Smith   Vocals
Robert Evans   Background Vocals
Stephanie Hall   Background Vocals
Fred Hammond   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals
Donald Hayes   Track Performer
Charles Laster   Track Performer
Kayla Parker   Background Vocals
Mark Walker   Background Vocals
Duawne Starling   Vocals
Darryl "Major D" Dixon   Electric Guitar
Noel Hall   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Motor City Mass Choir   Choir, Chorus
Tommie Walker   Keyboards
Clifton Brockington   Trumpet
Marvin McQuitty   Drums
Cynthia Pasley   Background Vocals
Frederick Purifoy   Vocals,Background Vocals
Pamkenyon Donald   Track Performer
Lisa Scott Bailey   Vocals
JoAnn Rosario   Vocals
Mark Luckey   Background Vocals
Marvin Thompson   Trombone
Resa Bell   Background Vocals
Tiffany Palmer   Vocals
Radical for Christ   Choir, Chorus
Marsha Johns   Background Vocals
Kathy Harris   Background Vocals
Marcus Cole   Vocals
Yoshawandala Parker   Background Vocals
Bryan Pratt   Vocals,Background Vocals
Randolph Ellis   Tenor Saxophone
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Keyboards
Shea Norman   Vocals
PamKenyon David   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Chester Dixon   Electric Guitar,Track Performer
Hanes   Track Performer
Candace Laster-Jones   Vocals,Track Performer
Motor Ci   Track Performer
Darrin Patterson   Background Vocals,Track Performer
Brad Pratt   Track Performer
Ryan Robertson   Vocals,Track Performer
Tia Robertson   Vocals,Track Performer
Singleton   Track Performer
Ke Wilson   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Fred Hammond   Executive Producer,Artwork,Vocal Arrangements,drum programming,Vocal Producer
Ray Hammond   Engineer,Executive Producer
Daniel Weatherspoon   Producer
Ken Wilson   Producer,Engineer
Noel Hall   Producer,drum programming
Tommie Walker   Arranger,Programming,Producer,drum programming
JoAnn Rosario   translation
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Producer
PamKenyon David   Producer,Vocal Producer

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