Single Review: Albert Jamison & the New York State Mass Choir

“Show Yourself Mighty”
Albert Jamison Presents the New York State Mass Choir
From the Light Records CD Show Yourself Mighty 2007

Chairman of the Gospel Music Workshop of America and former leader of the Grammy-nominated Triboro Mass Choir, Bishop Albert Jamison is back on the gospel charts with “Show Yourself Mighty.”

The title track of Jamison’s CD, “Show Yourself Mighty” is a light, mid-tempo inspirational piece that features a sweet-and-sour combination of leads via the husky voice of Jamison and sweet tenor of Darrell Cunningham. The melody and lyrics are simple, and the choir does an effective job backing the two singers as they vamp their way to the coda.

Bishop Jamison’s catalog has songs much stronger than “Show Yourself Mighty” –“Where Do We Go From Here?” comes to mind — but the single will do well because choirs and groups will find it easy to learn and incorporate into their own repertories.

About Bob Marovich

Bob Marovich is a gospel music historian, author, and radio host. Founder of Journal of Gospel Music blog (formally The Black Gospel Blog) and producer of the Gospel Memories Radio Show.

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