Dorinda Clark-Cole - Live From Houston: The Rose Of Gospel

Published Sunday 1st July 2007
Dorinda Clark-Cole - Live From Houston: The Rose Of Gospel
Dorinda Clark-Cole - Live From Houston: The Rose Of Gospel

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 13724-9973
LABEL: GospoCentric 828767061122
RRP: £4.99

Reviewed by Steve Norman

One could almost say Dorinda Clark-Cole was famous from the day she was born. As one of five daughters of the internationally renowned gospel choir director and composer, Dr Mattie Moss Clark, she has been singing for a congregation or audience since she was five and recording with her sisters, widely known to gospel fans as the Clark Sisters, since the mid '80s. Dorinda Clark-Cole's second album, 'The Rose Of Gospel', was released in 2005 as a follow up to the self-titled solo debut which won two Stellar Awards and a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award (Best Female Gospel Artist). This live set was produced by Asaph Ward, famous for his work with Kim Burrell who counts Dorinda as well as the Clark Sisters as a direct vocal influence. The freshly-minted 2005 Stellar Award-winning Choir Of The Year, New Direction, served as the choir of the evening and add plenty of soul power to the proceedings. The soulful "Nobody But God" is a timely reminder of the providence of the Almighty whilst "I'm Out And Over" is the mandatory jam track full of life and enthusiasm. If you like traditional gospel with live atmosphere,you will love this.

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Product Description
Powerful vocals, jazzy flair, exquisite musicianship - all the qualities that earned her Female Vocalist of the Year, shine through Dorinda's new 11-song collection.
Recorded live at St Agnes Baptist Church in Houston, producer Asaph Ward sets ever higher standards flawlessly blending music and ministry. Includes: Work 'to do, Everything He promised'.

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