Derrick Doc Pearson, Al Johnson - It's Alright: Derrick Doc Pearson Featuring Al Johnson Audio Samples Available

It's Alright: Derrick Doc Pearson Featuring Al Johnson by Derrick Doc Pearson, Al Johnson

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, R&B, Independent, Top Rated
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The late soul singer Al Johnson with gospel songs provided by Derrick Pearson.

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  1. 1. It's Alright
  2. 2. Sweeter Than The Day Before
  3. 3. Better Way
  4. 4. I Cry Unto Thee
  5. 5. God Is My Friend
  6. 6. Trust In The Word
  7. 7. The Stone Has Been Rolled Away
  8. 8. Very Soon
  9. 9. Jesus Keeps Loving Me
  10. 10. Please Don't Cry
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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Al Johnson once enjoyed R&B hits fronting the Unifics while "I'm Back For More" that had Al duetting with Jean Carne back in 1980 is considered by some a soul classic. Later Johnson sang bvs for acts like Roberta Flack and Pebo Bryson. But alongside his mainstream career Al demonstrated his Christian faith contributing vocals for Jeff Majors 'Sacred' series. He also recorded many demo vocals for songwriter, producer and friend Derrick Doc Pearson. These vocals now form the basis of this hugely enjoyable and unexpected release. Al went to be with the Lord in 2013 and these recordings are a fitting tribute to a singer who despite his R&B success remained largely unknown to the gospel community. Most of the tracks here are modern R&B gospel with slinky grooves and clever programming while the more hymn-like "I Cry Unto Thee" shows that his rich, soulful tenor was particularly effective when emoting songs of faith and devotion. My particular favourite is "God Is My Friend" with a delicious groove and smooth harmonies although many of the songs, all written by Derrick Pearson, deserve to be heard on gospel radio, and with their crisp, tight production, more adventurous R&B stations as well.

Style: R&B
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 151754
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: I Am Music IAM0062014
Items: 1
Release Date: 2014

The late soul singer Al Johnson with gospel songs provided by Derrick Pearson.

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For more information about Derrick Doc Pearson, Al Johnson, check the Derrick Doc Pearson, Al Johnson Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)

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