Tramaine Hawkins - I Never Lost My Praise

Published Thursday 21st June 2007
Tramaine Hawkins - I Never Lost My Praise
Tramaine Hawkins - I Never Lost My Praise

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 22034-12606
LABEL: GospoCentric 828768533222
RELEASE DATE: 2007-03-31
RRP: £14.99

Reviewed by Martin Kendrick

For 20 years Tramanie Hawkins has been at the forefront of the American traditional gospel industry. Renowned for her stunning voice and powerful ministry through song, as well as being the sister of the legendary "Oh Happy Day" writer Edwin Hawkins and being a member of his Edwin Hawkins Singers in the '60s and '70s. Homage to the most famous gospel song of all time comes via an impassioned rendition on this album. Passion is definitely a word you would associate with this recording, having been through five years of illness and struggle, this is Hawkins' way of giving thanks for coming through the other side when it would have been easier to give up. Featuring production and collaboration from Kurt Carr and the great Richard Smallwood this is an album where the live recording bristles with atmosphere. 'I Never Lost My Praise' is an emotional return by one of gospel's greatest musical ministers. Powerful stuff.

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Product Description
Tramaine Hawkins was born to sing. The golden voice which has touched so many lives over the last 20 years rings out again on her latest release, I Never Lost My Praise.
Tramaine’s devoted fans now have a new collection of songs from one of the first ladies of gospel, I Never Lost My Praise resounds with the same passion and prowess that has been the trademark ‘Tramaine Sound’.
Recorded live at Reid Temple and produced by Gospel super-producer Kurt Carr and Hawkins’ son Jamie, Tramaine’s stellar musical back-up on I Never Lost My Praise includes Jamie, Maurice Rogers and Jonathan DuBose.
I Never Lost My Praise has literally been five years in the making. Sidelined by physical concerns and spiritual snares, Tramaine persevered to give us her most intimate and passionate performance yet.

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