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Total Freedom by Jessy Dixon

Cross Rhythms Rating: 6/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Gospel
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Some well known songs covered with a blues/gospel feel by the veteran.

Condition: Used - Very Good

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  1. 1. Forty Acres And A Mule
  2. 2. Steal Away
  3. 3. We Still Have Work To Do
  4. 4. Wade In The Water
  5. 5. Swing Low
  6. 6. A Brighter Day
  7. 7. Open Our Eyes
  8. 8. Let My People Go
  9. 9. Let Freedom Ring
  10. 10. Get Away Jordan
  11. 11. Stand Up For Freedom
  12. 12. I Ain't Got Time To Die
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6/10

Reviewed by Paul Poulton

Top notch material has been gathered for Jessy's stand for freedom. The album was inspired by his visit to Mombassa where he saw the infamous 49 steps that people were forced to negotiate on their way to the slave ships that would take them forever from their homeland in Kenya. The songs are strong and a number of them familiar to those who know the spirituals made famous in the previous century. Why they should be spongy is not plain to me, Jessy has a soft voice granted, but the instrumentation is soft in the middle, we have live drums but they don't cut like they should. The general feel of the album is blues/gospel which is great and I particularly love better than Mars Bars when I'm on a long walk, so although I can and do enjoy all these fine songs the recording of them is amiss. Which is a strange thing indeed in these days of hi-fi studios and recording equipment. Why the wool? This should be a nine square album, but the recording/production leaves it as a six.

Style: Gospel
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 80654
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Gospel Ambassador 8204552
Items: 1
Release Date: 26 Jun 2009

Some well known songs covered with a blues/gospel feel by the veteran.

A powerful gospel/blues release from Jessy Dixon which deals with themes of injustice and faith.

Jessy Dixon's latest release Total Freedom is reflective of the change that has come about in the election of Barack Obama as president of the USA. The songs reach back to the time of Harriet Tubman, when Jessy sings ‘Let My People Go’ and ‘Forty Acres and A Mule’, and embraces the hope of the present when he sings ‘A Brighter Day’ and ‘We Still Have Work To Do.’ These are just some of the remarkable songs of faith on this inspiring project. This is Jessy's first CD that acknowledges the social issues of our time as well as his faith.

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For more information about Jessy Dixon, check the Jessy Dixon Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Patricia Ofori attah in London at 11:27 on Jan 17 2013

Thank God for my brother Jessy Dixon, he give'sme joy in my hart when I listen to his songs and I'd do so every day home and at work, I know that God place his son on this earth to give us joy in our harts and love for each other, yes he was special indeed. My gran daughter call him Moses, she will say nannie please can you put on Moses she like the song Moses take your shoes off. Yes my brother singing in heaven with the angles, I never met him on earth but show to meet him in heaven and I will be singing with him and all the saints. BROTHER JESSY GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL IN JESUS NAME.















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