The Grace Thrillers - Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)

Sunday 1st December 1996
The Grace Thrillers - Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)
The Grace Thrillers - Can't Even Walk (Without You Holding My Hand)

STYLE: Reggae
RATING 4 4 4 4
LABEL: Grace Thrillers 012

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

First the history lesson. The Grace Thrillers are a veteran group from Jamaica who for many a long year have flown a flag for JA gospel music even undertaking several unpublicised visits to the UK. Somewhere in the Cummings' archive I have an old vinyl offering 'Jesus You've Been Good To Me' which was dominated by seriously out-of-tune guitars. I'm pleased to report that on this 1994 offering they've overcome tuning problems but by the drastic remedy of largely dropping guitars altogether. In fact, the backings are largely provided by producer Ashley Cooper's computer and his competent but lumpen programming probably explains the lack of fire in the proceedings. Overall, the sounds and tempos are staid easy listening. There are occasional sparks, the calypso-based "Amen" and the ska-tinged "Tell Me The Story" but even here the programming and obvious girl harmonies keep the atmosphere luke warm. Anyone looking for pioneering reggae gospel will have to look elsewhere.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Elsa Green in Kingston @ 23:05 on Apr 6 2012

I became aware of the grace thrillers at age12 and thanks be to god I am now 40 and still loving them,though they have been through many trials they still love the lord,

Posted by Pastor Earl Robinson in Newark Delaware @ 03:15 on Jul 18 2010

The Grace Thrillers are a legendary group that blesses my soul. Indeed they are not singing only because they have angelic voices, but they sing from the heart to the ear of God. They are lovely...I hope and pray that they would get back together with the original group. I have met a few of them personal: Shirley, Oh my gosh! she is for keeps...her voice is melodeous. I would like to get a few of their older songs on CDs.

Posted by C Jenkins in Canada @ 13:05 on Jun 30 2010

Does anyone know the words to this song and where i cna find it. It goes something like this:

Somehow his love will never let me go
Somehow he loves me better than i know
Somehow, some day when life is o'er
I'll dwell with him forevermore

Bishop Dunn from England (Apostolic) use to sing it almost every time he got up to preach

Posted by Alicia in St. Catherine @ 02:46 on Jun 13 2010

Could someone please send me the lyrics of the song Known only to him by The Grace Thrillers

Posted by Andrea in St. Catherine Jamaica @ 19:31 on Jun 9 2010

Can I get the lyrics for the song There is Hope, There is Hope in the Lord, There is Hope in KIng Jesus, There is Hope in God, please?

Posted by Jodi in Arizona @ 21:57 on Apr 30 2010

Hi everyone,
I am trying to find the Artist, lyrics and where i can find this song to purchase or download.
The words go "there is hope, there is hope in the Lord, there is hope in king jesus, hope in God"
I believe it was jcdc gospel song but i am not sure

Posted by Sylvia Barrett in St. Catherine Jamaica @ 21:41 on Apr 6 2010

This site is wonderful and a real Blessing. I have been searching for the words of I am Persuaded for ages.
thanks a lot.

Posted by Krystaal in Florida USA @ 16:27 on Apr 3 2010

Hi. I would like the lyrics to the song nd if possible find out how I can get the track to sing along to for a solo on solo night at my church. The song starts "God I love you, God I need you" the last part of each verse ends "so will you find a way, just to stay right, stay right close to me" and the chorus is " For my Jesus i love you, my dear Jesus...I need you. Will you find a way, just to stay..etc:"

Posted by gail young in Hamilton Ont @ 04:34 on Apr 1 2010

You are the best group i ever heard and i just love to heard you i know when i,m down i just go and listen to you keep up the good work and may god bless you and keep you in his care i wish you would come to Hamilton ont. i would like to see you and your group.maybe some day i will see you.

Posted by Del Jackson in Wilmington, Ohio @ 12:54 on Mar 22 2010

I heard this song for the first time last evening at church services. I was overwhelmed by the lyrics and deep meaning of each word. The lady played the guitar and sang very solemnly. It has immediatly become one of my favorites and I have been listening to southern, coun try and bluegrass gospel most of my 80 years.

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