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A Gospel Tribute to President Barack Obama

  • 1. This Is Your Cue - Benita Washington
    2. Send Me to the Nations - Israel Houghton
    3. King Inside of Me - Donnie McClurkin
    4. Changes - William Murphy Sr.
    5. Curtain S Raised, The - Kelly Price/Shirley Murdock
    6. Path in the Sea, A - Potter's House Mass Choir
    7. I'm Gonna Make It - Jerard Woods
    8. Change - Juanita Bynum/Myron Williams
    9. Brothers & Friends - Michael O'Brien/Micah Stampley
    10. Closing In - Dottie Peoples
    11. Still Here - The Williams Brothers
    12. Signs of the Times - Marvin Winans/Michael McDonald/Vanessa Bell Armstrong
    13. [Untitled]
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    15. [Untitled]
    16. [Untitled]
    17. [Untitled]
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 8125

  • Credits
    ProducerMarc Harris; Myron Williams; Victor Caldwell; Cedric Caldwell
    EngineerMalcolm H. Harper, Jr.; Shane Gue; Gerard Hairston; Matt Cole; Robert W. "JoJo" Hill; Myron Williams; Ralph Cacciurri; Ron Benner

    Personnel: Dana Reed, Jonathan DuBose, Jr., Andrew Ramsey, Paul Jackson, Jr. (guitar); Jim Horn, Barry Green (brass); Michael Bereal (piano, keyboards); Myron Williams (organ); Marc Harris (keyboards); Marcus Finnie, Kemmerin Blalark, Jeremy Haynes (drums); Ralph Forrest (drum programming); Michael "Mookie" Taylor (percussion programming); Cyndy Paisley, Darcey Stewart, Jr., Tamiko Johnson, Kelly Price, Melinda Doolittle, Ann McCrary, Shirley Murdock, Benita Washington, Gayle Mayes (background vocals).
    Audio Mixer: Ralph Cacciurri.
    Recording information: Dogwood Recording Studio, Conyers, GA; Recording Studio, Nashville, TN.
    While the gospel community might be expected to rejoice at the election of Barack Obama as president in 2008, that election occurred against the backdrop of numerous difficulties, notably a failing economy and ongoing military commitments, that may have sobered even the new president's most ardent supporters. That may help explain the unusually solemn tone of this album, released five months into his administration, mixing excerpts from Obama's speeches with gospel performances. Early on, in such tracks as Benita Washington's "This Is Your Cue" and Israel Houghton's "Send Me to the Nations," the auspicious nature of Obama's ascendency is suggested, but after he is heard making his famous call for change, William Murphy answers with "Changes," in which he notes that it isn't as easy as all that: "In order to change, you gotta go through some changes." And so it goes, as the gospel singers reflect on the hardships that have brought the faithful and the country to this crossroads, and Obama is heard acknowledging the problems, despite his optimistic sense that things can improve, repeating his catch phrase, "Yes, we can." Even he, however, can tick off the challenges, as he does in "Signs of the Times Narration," after which Marvin L. Winans, Michael McDonald, and Vanessa Bell Armstrong contribute "Signs of the Times," a funky look at what's wrong in the style of the Temptations' "Ball of Confusion." Obama gets the last word, pledging to make things right. But this is not a starry-eyed celebration of the new president so much as a sober look at what he and the nation face, politically and spiritually. ~ William Ruhlmann

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  • Genre: Gospel
  • Label: ATF 8125
  • Distributor: n/a
  • Analog/Digital: n/a
  • Mono/Stereo: Stereo
  • UPC: 829569812523
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