Jackie Ball - Do You Know Jesus?

Published Monday 5th November 2007
Jackie Ball - Do You Know Jesus?
Jackie Ball - Do You Know Jesus?

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 35516-13334
LABEL: Crown Music Group CRWN3742

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

It was the title cut of this album that grabbed me when I was scouting around on iTunes for new releases. However this thumping piece of R&B gospel with Jackie testifying in fiery fashion owes A LOT to the Clark Sisters "You Brought The Sunshine" as it is propelled along by a similar groove and chord changes. So, fantastic but definitely not original. As for the rest of the album, highlights include the slightly more laid back groove of "Ain't Nobody" and "Tell Him" which both work pretty well. "Let Me Say" is another real standout here and "Don't Be Discouraged" is the best kind of gospel music, ministering straight to the heart with a pick-me-up of a message with both songs featuring a gorgeous, cool, understated groove. Having said all that, there are other tracks here that slide into a morass of undistinguished gospel clich├ęs. Jackie Ball has a good strong voice and a heart to minister but is let down by too many plain ordinary songs that sound too much like something else we've already heard.

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