Le'Andria Johnson - The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson Deluxe Cross Rhythms Radio Airplay Audio Samples Available

The Awakening of Le'Andria Johnson Deluxe by Le'Andria Johnson

Cross Rhythms Rating: 9/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Gospel, Album, Chart, Top Rated, Airplay
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The debut album and follow-up EP packaged together from the prize-winning singer.

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  1. 1. It's Gonna Be Alright
  2. 2. Cast The First Stone
  3. 3. Make Him Like You
  4. 4. New Reasons
  5. 5. Jesus
  6. 6. Struggle Not
  7. 7. He Was There
  8. 8. Let It Go
  9. 9. Sunday Best Medley
  10. 10. Sooner Or Later
  11. 11. He First Loved Me (Feat. Michael Johnson)
  12. 12. I Shall Leap
  13. 13. Overtaken
  14. 14. Sunday Best Medley
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Reviewed by Andy Cooper

It's been quite a season for Le'Andria Johnson: a homeless single mother from Orlando, Florida, entering the TV gospel talent search Sunday Best, winning it, releasing an album and gaining a Grammy award for best gospel performance! This deluxe edition compiles her debut album and first EP, including a few medleys from the TV show. It's hardly surprising that there are many uplifting and thankful lyrics about overcoming: "I Shall Leap", "Struggle Not" and "It's Gonna Be Alright". But her vocal performance is quite extraordinary: she can truly wail and cry like Aretha Franklin or Shirley Caesar, and add a contemporary edge: I'm sure she could stir even the thickest, coldest porridge with her tonsils alone! And she also brings soul and honesty like Mary J Blige or Beverley Knight. The backing arrangements, with choir and classic keyboard sounds, are constructed to please traditional gospel and R&B fans alike, with extra bass emphasis and strong urban beats. "Sooner Or Later" is a great example of old school arrangements meeting modern production techniques. Apart from Le'Andria not always knowing when to quieten down and show a more subtle side, the whole package is very convincing indeed.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 124134
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Music World 879645009613
Items: 1
Release Date: 2011

The debut album and follow-up EP packaged together from the prize-winning singer.

For more information about Le'Andria Johnson, check the Le'Andria Johnson Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by a.b. in pennsylvania at 04:55 on Feb 3 2013

i pray to God that she plays aretha in her bio movie... or at least play mahalia in HER movie.. she's perfect for BOTH roles.

You peeps MUST look at her "To God Be The Glory" vid from waco, tx on youtube!!

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