The Water I Give

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
One gets the suspicion that Dottie Peoples would respectfully disagree if someone used the term "Contemporary Christian Music" to describe her work in her presence. Unlike the CCM crowd, whose work is basically mainstream pop music with vaguely religious-themed lyrics, Dottie Peoples performs straight-up, full-throated gospel in the Southern black tradition. On her 11th album not counting compilations, Peoples does dip a toe into CCM's pool with the title track, a dramatic and modern R&B-styled ballad that with secular lyrics could be a smash for the likes of Toni Braxton, and the closing "Thank You," which takes its cues from the slinky funk groove of Sly & the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
One gets the suspicion that Dottie Peoples would respectfully disagree if someone used the term "Contemporary Christian Music" to describe her work in her presence. Unlike the CCM crowd, whose work is basically mainstream pop music with vaguely religious-themed lyrics, Dottie Peoples performs straight-up, full-throated gospel in the Southern black tradition. On her 11th album not counting compilations, Peoples does dip a toe into CCM's pool with the title track, a dramatic and modern R&B-styled ballad that with secular lyrics could be a smash for the likes of Toni Braxton, and the closing "Thank You," which takes its cues from the slinky funk groove of Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin." On the other ten tracks, however, this onetime protégée of the great Shirley Caesar stays in the church, delivering one powerful example of old-fashioned gospel after another, alternating between call-and-response rave-ups and more reflective balladry.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2003
  • Label: Atlanta Int'l
  • UPC: 089921028621
  • Catalog Number: 10286
  • Sales rank: 122,811

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 He'll Give You Everything (4:05)
  2. 2 The Water I Give (5:28)
  3. 3 He Got Up (4:09)
  4. 4 Hallelujah Jesus (6:30)
  5. 5 Still Running (3:40)
  6. 6 Grace and Mercy (5:16)
  7. 7 Seek Ye First (4:07)
  8. 8 I Can Win (4:44)
  9. 9 Where He Leads Me (3:59)
  10. 10 Let Jesus Lead You (4:36)
  11. 11 Praise Him (4:42)
  12. 12 Thank You (5:22)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Dottie Peoples Primary Artist, Vocals
Barbara Tucker Soprano
Keith Ellis Alto
Tonya Martin Soprano
David Walker Choir Director
Sterling Holloman Guitar
Joseph Adams Drums
James Best Organ, Keyboards
Derrick Cooper Organ, Keyboards
Nzinga Benton Alto
Technical Credits
Randy Kling Mastering
Dottie Peoples Arranger, Composer, Producer, Audio Production
John Croslan II Composer
Alan Freeman Executive Producer
Sterling Holloman Composer
Rev. Frank Ray Jr. Composer
Eddie Robinson Composer
Public Domain Composer
Chad Kling Mastering
Andrew McCory Art Direction
Ron Benner Engineer
Tracy Milton Creative Consultant
Derwin Jackson Composer
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