Eddie Reddic – Above All

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Above All
Reddic Records (2014)
Available at CD Universe

By Bob Marovich

Above All, the third album from Houston, Texas, native Eddie Reddic, ties traditional lyrics to contemporary sounds and resourceful arrangements.

For example, Reddic gives the church classic “I’m a Soldier” a deep, funky treatment, while “Lead Me to the Rock” flows with a modern flair. Another congregational favorite, “What He’s Done For Me,” puts a heightened praise break-style tempo to a quartet sensibility. All eight of the songs on the album contain flavors of jazz, R&B, and contemporary gospel.

What Eddie Reddic demonstrates above all on Above All is his dexterity as a multi-instrumentalist. In addition to arranging, writing, and singing on the album, Reddic at one time or another contributes electric and acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards, and drum programming. His voice is multi-tracked on “God Is Real” and “Lead Me to the Rock.” No surprise here: Reddic is adroit at the mixer and produced the album.

Three of Five Stars

Pick: “What He’s Done For Me”

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.

5 comments

  1. The Above All project is awesome. To God be the glory. This cd is good from start to finish. All songs I believe were carefully chosen. May God continue to bless you.

  2. I was referred to you by Bishop Eddie Reddic.
    I would love to talk to you about helping me to get my cd entitled “Show Me the Way” out in a very big way. Thanks!

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