Being that he's a jack of all musical trades (songwriter, singer, producer, master of ceremonies, radio show host, choral leader, and the list goes on), anything marked as a "James Fortune Presents" release is sure to feature a who's who of gospel music. Kingdom Music, Vol. 1 certainly is star-studded, with Isaac Carree (debuting the ballad "We Call for You"), Cheryl Fortune (James' wife with her single "Running to You"), and Tye Tribbett (performing the James Fortune & FIYA hit "Holy Is Our God") making this marquee shine bright. Vashawn Mitchell is here too, with a re-recording of her hit "My Worship Is for Real," while Fortune's own smash "I Believe" is included in a version so significantly remixed that it gets the qualifier "Part 2." Fortune fans will appreciate all the different sounds and styles, while Fortune newcomers can get on the fast track to fandom with this wide-reaching sampler.
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AllMusic Review by David Jeffries