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Ralph Carmichael & Friends Live by Ralph Carmichael & Friends

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Jazz, CD, Live, Album, Recommended, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Here And Now I Believe
  2. 2. The Savior Is Waiting
  3. 3. Love
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8/10

Reviewed by Jane Benson

This is an album which was recorded on the campus of Southern California College in Costa Mesa at the 1977 Alumni Homecoming Celebration as SCC is Ralph's Alma Mater class of 1947. Ralph is a legend in his own time including lengthy associations with ministries as diverse as Billy Graham and Andrae Crouch. Here he returns to his "big band1 roots with a great sound and it brought to mind the days of romance and intimacy. There are many styles of music contained on this album from folk rock to Spiritual and with this variety it makes it a very exciting happening due to the excellence of the musicians along with the special arrangements. It kicks off with "Here And Now" sung by Larnelle Harris. Straight away you know you are into something different and quite exciting. The fact that you can hear the audience participation also adds a rich atmosphere to a very special occasion. I gave first place to "Come On Home" (track seven). This was about the prodigal son's return and sung with such joy and celebration, which is the way I know God feels about us. The old spiritual "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen" is another track which greatly impressed me. The musical arrangement of the alto and tenor sax along with the keyboards, breath box and horn section on this track certainly make that very special ingredient that says, "Hey, listen to this, something really creative is happening." The only thing that I was slightly disappointed with was some of the lyrics were outdated which took something away from an otherwise outstanding album.

Style: Jazz
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 7659
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Brentwood CD50026
Release Date: 08 Dec 1997
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MOR / Soft Pop 12 inch vinyl

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Posted by Pat Patterson in Sacramento CA at 06:19 on Jul 27 2008

I love "Ralph Carmichael and Friends Live"! Its very exciting!


Posted by Louis Plank in Forest, Ohio at 16:07 on Jul 8 2009

I believe that Ralph Carmichael is the best arranger I have ever heard. I'm a retired musician (low brass, keyboards), and I've played Big Band charts all my life. Would have loved to play in his bands. Wish I could tell him personally how I feel.
Thanks,
Lou Plank















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