Mighty Wind

Mighty Wind

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by Andraé Crouch
     
 

Mighty Wind marks the 40th anniversary of Andraé Crouch in gospel music, a milestone that bears witness to a trailblazing run that took church-friendly choir music beyond the walls of the church. It's been more than eight years since Crouch released an album of original material, but Mighty Wind is not just another recorded product from the legendarySee more details below

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Mighty Wind marks the 40th anniversary of Andraé Crouch in gospel music, a milestone that bears witness to a trailblazing run that took church-friendly choir music beyond the walls of the church. It's been more than eight years since Crouch released an album of original material, but Mighty Wind is not just another recorded product from the legendary artist, it's an event, which explains why he pulled all the stops to make it as grand and memorable as possible. As an architect of early contemporary gospel music, Crouch is a consummate choirmaster, songwriter, and arranger -- he leaves no stone unturned in this reverent extravaganza, a gala so elegant and well put together it's hard to reconcile what was recorded live and what was a studio concoction. In the hands of less skillful practitioners, an album the scope of Mighty Wind would've fallen apart under its own weight, but Crouch keep all participants in check -- guests Marvin Winans, Fred Hammond, Karen Clark-Sheard, Crystal Lewis, Marcus Cole, and the various backing choirs and singers all stick to the program with finesse and comportment, only getting festive ("Thank You for Everything") or dramatic ("We Give You Glory") when the songs call for it. Oh, the songs: they're the main reason for Crouch's stature in the contemporary gospel pantheon, and here they're still as classy and delicately constructed as ever -- melodic treats with a timelessness and restraint that are trademark Crouch. It's a graceful, pop-sensitive sound, occasionally anchored in the classic R&B that characterized some of his solo work ("Yes Lord," "Come Home"). This stylishness is interrupted ever so slightly by the forced salsa recasting of the Crouch classic "Jesus Is Lord," which didn't really need the added Latin syncopation -- the tune is a classic as is. But that's a minor qualm: Mighty Wind is mighty fine, a fitting capstone to four decades of some the most enduring repertoire contemporary gospel has seen, as well as a great introduction for those who are yet to hear an album from this founding father of contemporary church music.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/30/2006
Label:
Verity
UPC:
0828767364520
catalogNumber:
73645
Rank:
59557

Tracks

  1. Introduction/I Was Glad  - Andraé Crouch
  2. I Was Glad (Reprise)  - Andraé Crouch
  3. All Because of Jesus  - Andraé Crouch
  4. All Because of Jesus (Reprise)  - Andraé Crouch
  5. Jesus Is Lord  - Andraé Crouch
  6. I Will Bless the Lord  - Andraé Crouch
  7. Bless the Lord  - Andraé Crouch
  8. O Give Thanks  - Andraé Crouch
  9. We Give You Glory  - Andraé Crouch
  10. Come Home  - Andraé Crouch
  11. Holy  - Andraé Crouch
  12. Holy  - Andraé Crouch
  13. Yes, Lord  - Andraé Crouch
  14. Mighty Wind  - Andraé Crouch

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Andraé Crouch   Primary Artist,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch   Background Vocals
Gerald Albright   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Chester Thompson   Drums
Tata Vega   Vocals,Background Vocals
Crystal Lewis   Vocals
Fletch Wiley   Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Howard McCrary   Background Vocals
Oskar Cartaya   Bass
Karen Clark-Sheard   Vocals
Pedro Eustache   Flute,Saxophone
Dan Fornero   Trumpet
Rickey Grundy   Keyboards
Fred Hammond   Vocals
Ray Herrmann   Saxophone
Pattie Howard   Background Vocals
Kim Hutchcroft   Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
James McCrary   Background Vocals
Linda McCrary-Campbell   Background Vocals
Kristle Murden   Background Vocals
Greg Phillinganes   Piano
Nicole Potts   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michito Sánchez   Percussion
Arturo Velasco   Trombone
Carl Wheeler   Organ
Marvin Winans   Vocals
Crystal Pounds   Background Vocals
Maurice Fitzgerald   Bass
Will Kennedy   Drums
Melonie Daniels   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Ad-Libs
Steve Baxter   Trombone
Carolyn Griffey   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Dell Abrams   Drums
Marvin Thompson   Trombone
Danah Lewis   Background Vocals
Markita Knight   Choir, Chorus
James Cheeks   Alto Saxophone
Marcus Cole   Vocals
Ingrid Rossario   Vocals
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Choir, Chorus,Keyboard Overdubs,Key Bass
Carol Dennis   Background Vocals
Toya Smith Adams   Choir, Chorus,Vocal Ad-Libs
Tachina Danielle   Vocals
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Daniel Johnson   Vocals,Background Vocals
Lauren Evans   Tambourine,Vocals
Danny Graham   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Errol Cooney   Guitar
Howard Smith   Vocals
Alice Jean   Background Vocals
Lawrence Beamen   Vocals
Nena Lockhart   Choir, Chorus
Sue Merriett   Background Vocals
Mighty Wind Choir   Background Vocals
Verdine Parker   Background Vocals
Chamara Pittman   Choir, Chorus
Gustavo Ramirez   Piano
Alberto Salis   Percussion
San Diego Mass Choir   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Ricky Watford "Bishop"   Acoustic Guitar
Mo'Horns   Horn

Technical Credits

Gerald Albright   Horn Arrangements
Andraé Crouch   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer
Doug Rider   Engineer
Eddy Schreyer   Mastering
Ramon Hervey   Executive Producer,Management
Marvin Thompson   Horn Arrangements
Max Siegel   Executive Producer
Luther "Mano" Hanes   Arranger,Producer
Dylan Koski Budabin   Engineer
Darius Fentress   Engineer
Gwenael Barre   Engineer
Hector Delgado   Engineer
Paris Holland   Engineer
Anthony "AJ" Jefferies   Engineer,Pro-Tools
John Morabito   Engineer,Art Direction,Cover Photo
Alberto Sailis   Arranger
Alberto Salis   rhythm arrangement,Percussion Arrangement
Brian Woodring   Engineer

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