The Essential 3.0

Fred Hammond

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The Essential 3.0 Review

by Steve Leggett

The 3.0 series collects the biggest hits and songs from major pop artists along with select album tracks and live performances on two discs with a third, shorter bonus disc of additional tracks added in, which means, in the case here, one gets a pretty fair survey of Fred Hammond's recording career. Hammond has done as much as any to establish a fresh sound for contemporary gospel through his work as choir leader, as a bass player for the Winans, as founder and member of the group Commissioned, and through his solo career where he crafted a unique urban praise & worship gospel style. All his representative tracks are here, including “I Want My Destiny,” “Give Me a Clean Heart,” “Every Time I Think,” and others, making this a nice and in-depth portrait of his musical ministry.