Fred Hammond

Somethin' 'Bout Love

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Detroit vocalist Fred Hammond has danced skillfully on that gloriously blurred line between gospel and sweet soul music for decades, whether solo or with his group Commissioned. Hammond's knack for letting the spirit resound in his vocals has earned him a well-deserved following. The energetic SOMETHIN' 'BOUT LOVE adds to his catalogue of energetic records with a slate of inspired, groove-laden odes to salvation.

Hammond is also a skillful songwriter, co-penning most of the album's tunes, including the deft, intricate single "Celebrate (He Lives)." Brian McKnight and Marvin L. Winans join him for a lustrous trio on the undeniably catchy "Lord We Need Your Love." Hammond's closest musical cousin in the secular world is Stevie Wonder, a connection accentuated when he ably covers Wonder's "Love's in Need." Hammond's records craftily interweave R&B and inspirational music, and SOMETHIN' 'BOUT LOVE continues that tradition.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Fred Hammond 00:21 SpotifyAmazon
2 Fred Hammond 04:05 SpotifyAmazon
3 Fred Hammond 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
4 Fred Hammond 04:43 SpotifyAmazon
5 Fred Hammond feat: Brian McKnight / Marvin Winans 04:43
6 Fred Hammond 00:28
7 Fred Hammond 04:18 SpotifyAmazon
8 Fred Hammond 04:13 SpotifyAmazon
9 Fred Hammond 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
10 Fred Hammond feat: Musiq Soulchild 04:43
11 Fred Hammond 05:39 SpotifyAmazon
12 Fred Hammond 00:27 SpotifyAmazon
13 Fred Hammond 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
14 Fred Hammond 04:11 SpotifyAmazon
15 Fred Hammond 04:16 SpotifyAmazon
16 Fred Hammond 05:04 SpotifyAmazon
17 Fred Hammond 04:42 SpotifyAmazon
18 Fred Hammond 04:54 SpotifyAmazon
19 Fred Hammond 04:00 SpotifyAmazon
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