Sounds of Hope

The Sounds of Hope

by Rev. Cecil Williams
     
 

There's a mission to the divine madness found on this swinging gospel disc featuring a huge choir, bright arrangements, and a set list with more than just the typical overdone genre classics. They call it "liberated gospel," after all, and under John Turk's direction, there's a cool, classic swing element in addition to the usual soulful sounds. Glide is one of the…  See more details below

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There's a mission to the divine madness found on this swinging gospel disc featuring a huge choir, bright arrangements, and a set list with more than just the typical overdone genre classics. They call it "liberated gospel," after all, and under John Turk's direction, there's a cool, classic swing element in addition to the usual soulful sounds. Glide is one of the largest and most comprehensive nonprofit human service providers in the Bay Area. Each year they provide a full spectrum of essential services to thousands of homeless families. With such a passionate commitment fueling the music, it's no surprise that some of the disc's best songs were written by Turk -- including the simmering, brass banging "He Is My Best Friend" (which evolves into a handclapping anthem), "Let God Touch You" (a beautiful ballad sung by Vernon Bush), and the rolling bass and bouncy piano-driven "He Took the Next Step" (led by Lila McDonald, who both sings in a deep rich timbre and does a jaunty violin solo). Most of the songs are pretty mainstream in their presentation of the gospel message, but the all-choir boy-girl voice tradeoff folk song "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel" twists an Old Testament story in playful ways. The music is provided by the Change Band and all Glide proceeds go to 52 programs that "provide hope to thousands of people everyday." The music offers the same kind of hope to the gospel listening experience.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/30/2001
Label:
Glide
UPC:
0820350400424
catalogNumber:
4004

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Performance Credits

Rev. Cecil Williams   Primary Artist
Guy Clark   Bass (Vocal)
Jeff Hamilton   Tenor (Vocal)
Paul Robertson   Bass (Vocal)
James Levi   Percussion
Matthew Smith   Bass (Vocal)
Julie Thompson   Tenor (Vocal)
John Turk   Trumpet,Keyboards
Larry Vann   Drums
Chuck Jones   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Tim Landis   Rhythm Guitar
Vincent Mason   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Dave Scott   Trumpet
David Ortega   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Diana Stone   Tenor (Vocal)
Aaron Jones   Bass (Vocal)
John Magee   Bass (Vocal)
Jennifer Russell   Alto
Ron E. Beck   Drums,Soloist
Eileen Murphy   Alto
LZ Love   Alto,Soloist
Jennifer Lucas   Alto
Don E. Beck   Piano
Jackie Jones   Tenor (Vocal),Soloist
Doug Beavers   Trombone
Emma Jean Foster-Fiege   Soprano,Track Performer,Soloist
Michael Walsh   Bass (Vocal)
Alison Lewis   Soprano
Clare Albanese   Alto
Virginia Amistoso   Alto
Jeffrey Adelson   Bass (Vocal)
Elizabeth Aldrich   Tenor (Vocal)
Judith Bang Colb   Alto
Robert White   Tenor (Vocal)
Sheila Sanders   Alto
Ted Seymour   Tenor (Vocal)
Julie Anderson   Alto
Keith Anderson   Tenor (Vocal)
Beau Aranda   Tenor (Vocal)
Robert Armour   Bass (Vocal)
Randall Baird   Tenor (Vocal)
Kyoko Baker   Soprano
Dignan Phoenix Banes   Vocals
Peigin Barrett   Soprano
Joe Behrman   Trombone
Larry Lynch   Tenor (Vocal)
Charles McNeil   Saxophone
Gerald Kirby   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

John Falzarano   Engineer
David Luke   Engineer
Dave Richmond   Engineer
John Turk   Director
Dave Scott   Horn Arrangements
William Levi Dawson   Arranger
Kathy Yore   Engineer
Aaron Jones   Co-Director
William Mitchell   Engineer
John Magee   Contributor
Dave Allen   Cover Photo
Julie Anderson   Co-Director
Larry Lynch   Contributor

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