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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Marvin Sapp insists he is a preacher who sings rather than a singer who preaches, but regardless of his sense of self-identity in such matters, it is his strong and soulful vocals that make his albums work far more than the praise & worship themes and lyrics he favors. What he says, obviously, comes into play for his many fans on the contemporary gospel scene (and there are enough of those fans so that Here I Am debuted higher in the Billboard charts than any gospel album in the past 50 years), but he's not conveying concepts that are exactly startling revelations in this field. No, it's that voice that carries the day: a strong, husky, impassioned, and -- above all ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
Marvin Sapp insists he is a preacher who sings rather than a singer who preaches, but regardless of his sense of self-identity in such matters, it is his strong and soulful vocals that make his albums work far more than the praise & worship themes and lyrics he favors. What he says, obviously, comes into play for his many fans on the contemporary gospel scene (and there are enough of those fans so that Here I Am debuted higher in the Billboard charts than any gospel album in the past 50 years), but he's not conveying concepts that are exactly startling revelations in this field. No, it's that voice that carries the day: a strong, husky, impassioned, and -- above all else -- undeniably soulful vehicle that blasts through these busy arrangements like an alto sax. The songs themselves are fairly interchangeable, with a backup choir and full trap kit mixed high in most of them, giving each the feel of tremendous energy. Toss in Sapp's assertive vocals and you've got some rockin' preaching going on, but in the end, it's really how Sapp says things more than what he says that is left in one's memory. Here I Am (recorded live in 2009) is a bit more uptempo and diverse than Sapp's previous album, Thirsty, but it's cut from the same cloth, opening with the very danceable "I Came" and following with similar energy through to the gorgeous praise ballad "The Best in Me," arguably the best track here. He may be a preacher who sings, but it's the singing that truly resonates, and on "The Best in Me," Sapp puts the whole package together.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/16/2010
  • Label: Verity
  • UPC: 886975315628
  • Catalog Number: 753156
  • Sales rank: 27,808

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Came (Intro.) (1:38)
  2. 2 I Came (4:25)
  3. 3 Keep Holding On (4:57)
  4. 4 Fresh Wind (6:19)
  5. 5 Comfort Zone (4:34)
  6. 6 Wait (5:11)
  7. 7 He Has His Hands On You (6:31)
  8. 8 Don't Count Me Out (5:37)
  9. 9 The Best in Me (8:34)
  10. 10 Here I Am (5:48)
  11. 11 Praise You Forever (6:29)
  12. 12 More Than a Conqueror (5:34)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marvin Sapp Primary Artist
Javier Solís Percussion
Aaron Lindsey Keyboards
The Nashville String Machine Strings
Caltomeesh West Background Vocals
Chelsea West Background Vocals
Rick Watford Guitar
Calvin Rodgers Drums
Myron Butler Background Vocals
Bruce Vanderveen Alto Saxophone
Parris Bowens Keyboards
Derrick Ray Bass
Dan Duncan Trumpet
Deonis "Pumah" Cook Background Vocals
Tommy Proulx Tenor Saxophone
Mike Martz Trumpet
Buddy Strong Keyboards
Jamil Freeman Background Vocals
Aisha Cleaver Background Vocals
Joe Mark Wells Trombone
Technical Credits
Danny Duncan Engineer
Lloyd Barry String Arrangements
Aaron Lindsey Composer
Jerry Vines Composer
Marvin Sapp Composer, Executive Producer
Myron Butler Director
Dana Sorey Composer
Vlado Meller Mastering
MaLinda Sapp Executive Producer
Bruce Vanderveen Horn Arrangements
Terrance Jones overdub engineer
Jason Hendrickson Composer
Kenny Black Composer
Jason Nelson Composer
Travis Neuman Monitor Mixer
Cliff Rosenberg Live Mixing
James "Jazzy" Jordan Executive Producer
Aaron Camper Composer
Jonathan Dunn Composer
Daniel Moore II Composer
Israel Ruiz Stage Manager
Arron W. Lindsey Producer
Denise Trotman Art Direction
Joyal McNeil grooming
Big Bob Terry Composer
Christopher B. Lewis Composer
Emanuewell Clay grooming
Donella Harris Composer
Jarmone Davis Composer
Keith Cistrunk Composer
Ted Winn Composer
Shakira Jones Composer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Here I am Marvin Sapp CD

    I have always been a fan of Marvin Sapp but this CD of brand new music is more than I expected. The sound quality, the lyrics, the content are first class. The musical content is very relevant to the times. The songs provide hope, encouragement and an escape from current problems and situations. They are a great reminder of God's love and His sovereign plan for each one of us. You can hear the passion of the artist as he draws from his own personal experiences and the faithfulness of God to fulfill all of His promises. I would recommend this product to those who love contemporary gospel or to those who want to broaden their musical interests. An outstanding project!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Here I Am by Marvin Sapp

    This CD is awesome! I listen to it everyday while at work. Very inspirational and upbeat.

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    Posted April 23, 2010

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