Pastor Keith C Smith - Old Time Churchin: Let's Have Church

Monday 1st September 2003
Pastor Keith C Smith - Old Time Churchin: Let's Have Church
Pastor Keith C Smith - Old Time Churchin: Let's Have Church

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 5 5 5 5 5
LABEL: Meek MR4019
FORMAT: CD Mini-album

Reviewed by Trevor Kirk

Pastor Keith, who on the evidence of the cover of this CD has a natty line in check jackets, is one of the old school of gospel singers, giving it plenty of welly at every opportunity. His record company is the Meek Recording & Publishing Co of Chicago and anything less meek than this 50 minute offering would be hard to imagine – heaven to the initiated, to others, an exhausting and not very easy listen. Every track is characterised by vocal pyrotechnics that verge for me on the painful, and what it’s doing to the guy’s larynx is too hideous to contemplate; but those who are deeper into the genre than I would probably love it. You pays yer money...

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Reader Comments

Posted by robin in north carolina @ 01:19 on Mar 14 2006

can you download his cd on the net? if so where

Posted by Michael in Dallas @ 17:46 on Dec 22 2005

May I also add that I am 16 and agree with PraisinJ, our music is difficult to critique because of our motive to sing. So, you can ask me to help you with the "criticism" of gospel music.

Posted by Michael in Dallas @ 17:44 on Dec 22 2005

You must be crazy to give this album that kind of rating, but then again, you stated that you are not that deep into gospel. Hence, you get some reprieve for that, but as far as the album, it is the epitomy of the definition of gospel music.

Posted by PraisinJ in Pocomoke @ 15:51 on Sep 29 2005

I feel the same way that Church Lady feels and I'm only 18 and this album is quite excellent and I love the Gospel. I believe that you guys don't look at music the same music as all.yuo think that Gods music can be criticed but its merely an expression of praise. Think about that.

Posted by Church Lady in Monroe @ 17:06 on Aug 25 2005

I think your review expresses a very limited appreciation for 'old school' gospel. I would not trust your opinion on any music after reading your thoughts.

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