Chevelle Franklyn - His Way

Published Monday 2nd April 2007
Chevelle Franklyn - His Way
Chevelle Franklyn - His Way

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21220-11888
LABEL: N.O.W. nowcd002
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by George Luke

I remember the first time I met Chevelle Franklin. It was in the offices of Island Records 11 years ago, when the local rag I wrote for back then dispatched me to interview the directors of the film Dancehall Queen, as well as Chevelle and Beenie Man, who had both contributed to the film's soundtrack. Halfway through my interview with her and Beenie Man, an extremely jet-lagged Beenie asked if he could take a nap. and promptly fell asleep in front of us! I met Chevelle again nine years later. This time she was outside the Houses of Parliament with thousands of other demonstrators, holding a placard condemning the Government's proposed (and subsequently defeated) Religious Hatred Bill. Neither of those stories bears any relevance to this album - but as I'm reviewing a Chevelle Franklin album, I might as well share my Chevelle Franklin stories! Actually, now I think about it, those stories do have some relevance, as they show the two essential components that make this album what it is: Chevelle's talent as a reggae singer, and the Christian faith she discovered in a rather dramatic style back in 1998 (two years after the Beenie Man incident, if you're interested). This is her second gospel album, and it's full of joy and bouncy basslines in equal measure. Chevelle's love for God shines through on tracks like "Love Can", "King Jesus" and "Jesus I Love You", and the tropical vibes never stop. Highly recommended.

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Reader Comments

Posted by MILES in WESTCOAST @ 12:39 on May 26 2009

hey Chevelle , i met you at that conferance where Pst Moses Gabriel were preacing that night ,im his son inlaw also a piano player i never had the change 2 talk to you proper i listened 2 your cd in Durban o my word its realy amazing, you realy a blessing i wish i can play 4 you 1day very soon trust me it will happen God will Allow that stay blessed


Posted by William Fortuin in Cape Town S.A @ 12:55 on Nov 25 2008

We had this youth evening in Kuilsriver the other night where Chevelle were the guest artist. You are blessed Chevelle. I;v neve experienced Gospel reggae like that.Praise!!!!!

Posted by Matheka in Nairobi, Kenya @ 12:39 on Oct 13 2008

Although you came to perform in concert in Kenya a few years back,and I missed that concert,your music has always captivated me so much. I feel closer to God when I listen or sing along to your great songs,both worship and dance. May God bless you so much and May He continue to inspire you to write and sing more great music. Thank you and God bless you. Karibu tena Kenya.

Posted by CAROL in DUBAI @ 10:20 on Dec 23 2007

its almost 2 years since i heard her music coz its not available here in dubai and i was so happy. is there a place they are available in Dubai

Posted by velma newell in united kingdom @ 18:56 on Nov 16 2007

chevelle your songs are soinprirational, if a'm so proud of you what can i say about the lord, keep on doing his work may god bles you always.

Posted by cindy charlemagne in brooklyn @ 17:49 on Mar 12 2007

This woman of God is truly blessed and anointed when i first listen to this album "his way" my heart was truly encouraged, this cd is jus truly an amazing one after"joy". Chevelle reading ur testimony jus brought so much encouragement to ma heart makes me know that there's no time to turn back but move forward. I thank God for saving you and blessing you with this wonderful gift and that is to sing unto his name. Stay sweet in christ.

Posted by DDL in New York @ 21:25 on Nov 15 2006

This album reminded me of the Buju ablum several years ago in which all of the songs could've been a Number 1 hit...Excellent Album - I listen to it every day to/from work and plan to give it to a couple of my close friends for Christmas. Great work Chevelle!!!

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