Doctor-Doctor - Sing "The Songs That Mama'nem Used To Sang"

Published Monday 29th December 2008
Doctor-Doctor - Sing "The Songs That Mama'nem Used To Sang"
Doctor-Doctor - Sing

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 49276-14622
LABEL: Independent
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Matthew Cordle

This CD is from the husband and wife team of Rev Dr Marvel Lang and Rev Dr
Allean Varnado and consists primarily of old hymns from the 1800s, "the songs our ancestors sang, morning, noon and night while in the cotton fields and in the wars, songs of deliverance, songs of Zion." The aim of the CD is to bring some of these old standards to light again for personal worship, and although a couple are still in older hymn books today (Fanny Crosby's "Pass Me Not O Gentle Saviour" and William Cowper's "There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood") the rest are a mixture of traditional spirituals (such as "Jesus Is On The Main Line") and, rather oddly considering the title, one modern song written by Marvel Lang, "You Can't Make Me Take His Name Down", a firm declaration of the stand that some Christians in America are currently having to take against authorities who want to rid the public display of Jesus' name. There are only eight tracks on the CD lasting a total of 36 minutes and although the music is pleasant enough the renditions here are not particularly inspiring, rather lacklustre in fact.

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