Live: Family and Friends

Live: Family and Friends

by Beverly Crawford

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Live: Family and Friends

One of contemporary gospel's most vivacious performers, Beverly Crawford really shines on this live collection, which was recorded at Atlanta's Jackson Memorial Baptist Church. Opening with the sizzling "Higher in the Lord," Crawford keeps up the pace in what is an overwhelmingly warm and upbeat collection that joyfully praises the Lord throughout. Among the friends joining Crawford here are Bobby Jones on the energetic "How I Got Over" and Melvin Williams on one of the collection's few ballads, "I'm Willing to Wait." Crawford's brand of gospel is rooted in tradition, and her lush backing choir keeps even more contemporary compositions like "I'm Willing to Wait" firmly rooted in a traditional gospel sound. Interestingly, Live tones down its audience: There's little indication this is a live concert, save some muted applause between tracks. But Crawford delivers some truly fine performances here, and there's no doubt that she's captured the energy of that evening for posterity.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/10/2007
Label: Rhino
UPC: 0081227997410
catalogNumber: 254908

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Beverly Crawford   Primary Artist
Eric Darken   Organ,Percussion,Overdubs
Terry Baker   Drums
Jamaal Carter   Background Vocals
Mark Douthit   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Barry Green   Trombone
Mike Haynes   Trumpet
Yolanda Howard   Background Vocals
Derrick Lee   Synthesizer,Piano
Ralph Lofton   Overdubs
Steve Patrick   Trumpet
Anthony Harmon   Bass
Bobby Sparks   Organ,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer
Regina McCreary   Background Vocals
Ann McCreary   Background Vocals
Willis   Guitar
Disciples of Christ   Background Vocals
Angela Primm   Background Vocals
Suzanne Young   Background Vocals
Nathan Young   Background Vocals
Lewis Cross   Background Vocals
San Stancil   Background Vocals
Mike Nelson   Track Performer
Latrina Crawford   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Barbara Mitchell   Composer
Lloyd Barry   Horn Arrangements
Sanchez Harley   Producer,String Arrangements,overdub engineer
Derrick Lee   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,String Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Music Direction
Joe Neil   Engineer
Percy Gray   Composer
Beverly Crawford   Composer
Rodney Posey   Composer
Ken Pennell   Executive Producer
T.D. Jakes   Executive Producer
Chris Byrd   Composer
James "Big Jim" Wright   Composer
Clint Brown   Composer
Jeff Ferguson   Composer
Shep Crawford   Composer
Sean Harley   overdub engineer
Prince Yielder   Vocal Arrangements
AyRon Lewis   overdub engineer
Kengi McGowan   Band Technician
Mike Nelson   String Arrangements
Carla Ward   Composer

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