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Fred Hammond Presents: In Case You Missed It...And Then Some

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AllMusic Review by Jonathan Widran

One of the most dynamic musical evangelical lights in modern gospel takes a funky and inspired Quincy Jones turn on this unique project. Hammond wrote or co-wrote the songs and produced or co-produced (and co-executive produced) the multi-faceted recording, which seems geared towards introducing great young singers to the masses. He also plays live bass throughout. Hopefully some of the solid singers here will find this a gateway to a solo career -- particularly Jonathan Dunn, whose vocal on "My Deliverer" has the kind of urgency lacking on some of the other slick, soulful ballads here. Other voices worth noting are the Singletons (who sizzle on "Pour Out Your Holy Spirit"), Darrin Patterson, and Bridgette Campbell (the anthemic "Yeah Yeah"). Still on a project that Hammond designed for the talents of others, it seems strange that truly the most remarkable tune is "Let Me Tell It," an emotional experience/duet by Hammond and Keith Staten. Many other songs come close, but that tune has more spirit, energy, and conviction than most of the 17 tracks here (including several interludes). Some of the quieter ballads would be nice quiet storm tunes if you took out "Jesus" and substituted a romantic lover. And it's doubtful Hammond really would want that sort of reaction. Still worthwhile to hear the great talent involved.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Charles Laster, Jr. / Candace Laster-Jones / Charles Laster / Marvin McQuitty / Tommie Walker 05:03 Amazon
2 Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Jonathan Dunn / Darius Fentress / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marvin McQuitty 05:26 Amazon
3 Radical for Christ / PamKenyon David / M. Donald / Darius Fentress / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Marvin McQuitty / Tommie Walker 05:12 Amazon
4 Marcus Cole / Fred Hammond / Frederick J. Purifoy II / Frederick Purifoy II / Brad Pratt / Brian J Pratt / Deith Staten / Keith Staten 00:59 Amazon
5 Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marvin McQuitty / Darrin Patterson / Darrin Peterson / Tommie Walker 01:28 Amazon
6 PamKenyon Donald / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marsha Johns / Marvin McQuitty / Keith Staten / Tommie Walker 05:25 Amazon
7 Radical for Christ / Motor Ci / Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Noel Hall / Marvin McQuitty / Tiffany Palmer / JoAnn Rosario / Duawne Starling 05:39 Amazon
8 Motor City Mass Choir / Radical for Christ / Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Hanes / Marvin McQuitty / JoAnn Rosario 05:38 Amazon
9 Chester Dixon / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marvin McQuitty / Ryan Robertson / Tia Robertson / Singleton / The Singletons / Tommie Walker 05:38 Amazon
10 Darryl "Major D" Dixon / PamKenyon Donald / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marsha Johns / Bryan Pratt / Keith Staten / Kieth Staten / Ke Wilson 04:58 Amazon
11 Sonny Hall And His Ozark Boys / Marcus Cole / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Frederick J. Purifoy II / Frederick Purifoy II / Brian J Pratt / Bryan Pratt / Keith Staten / Tommie Walker 01:14 Amazon
12 Bridgette Campbell / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Frederick Purifoy II / Bryan Pratt / Tommie Walker / Daniel Weatherspoon 04:08 Amazon
13 PamKenyon Donald / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marsha Johns / Candace Laster-Jones / Tiffany Palmer / Darrin Patterson / Duawne Starling 03:21 Amazon
14 Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Marvin McQuitty / Shea Norman / Kayla Parker 00:43 Amazon
15 Darryl "Major D" Dixon / Randolph Ellis / Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marvin McQuitty / Resurrection / Marvin Thompson / Tommie Walker 06:17 Amazon
16 Lisa Scott Bailey / Darryl "Major D" Dixon / PamKenyon Donald / Noel Hall / Luther "Mano" Hanes / Marvin McQuitty / Lisa Scott-Bailey / Howard Smith / Tommie Walker 05:18 Amazon
17 Noel Hall / Fred Hammond / Donald Hayes 05:25 Amazon
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