It happened at the Detroit Opera House on July 10, 2001. The recording for The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship Women’s Mass Choir -the ‘Daughters of the Promise’ – was recorded for the fledgling Tehillah Music Group. Full congregational participation marks the album.
Players that include Ralph Lofton, Guy Robinson, Tony Wilkins and Paul S. Morton Jr. (organ), Terry Baker (drums) and the late Michael Robinson on keyboard throughout, and of course the combined excellence of the vast number of women’s voices in the choir, allowed producer Robinson to create a church masterwork.
Songwriter Mike McCoy contributes the praise invitational, “We’ve Come To Praise Him”, an all-out choir cut with a brassy, uptempo accompaniment. The late Michael Robinson writes the smoothly worshipful “He Is Worthy”, with soloist Kitty Griffin out front. Tehillah’s exec Jerry Q. Parries contributes “I’d Rather Have Jesus”, another brass-filled and piano-propelled rouser featuring Kimberly Maxwell. Power is prominent on the album’s title cut, “Move By Your Spirit”, written by up-and-coming songwriter Donovan Henry. Listen as Vanessa Bell Armstrong joins with Bishop Paul S. Morton in strong duet on the piece, a meld of two of Gospel’s most recognized and loved traditional voices. No surprise here, they take the song and run with it, making it nearly nine minutes of vocal wonder.
Ears turn to First Lady Debra Morton, who writes “You Are So Dear To Me” and also connects vocally with Stephanie Dotson on the slowly unfolding reflection of God’s mercy, grace and love.
Among several other good cuts are Timothy Johnson’s album-concluding, funk-driven, bottom-heavy “Get On Up” with dual lead from sisters Adrianne Lewis and Aundrea Lewis, and Debra Perry’s balladic and highly melodic “Think of His Goodness”, driven by Lydia Wright’s alto splendor.
List Price: $ 55.00
Price: $ 55.00