“I Know a Man Named Jesus” – Shawn Brown & Da Boyz

Shawn Brown and da boyz“I Know a Man Named Jesus”
Shawn Brown & Da Boyz
4 Winds Records (2015)

To a spanking backbeat and driving mid-tempo groove, Shawn Brown & Da Boyz of East St. Louis, Illinois, declare to their live audience that they know a man “who will make a way.”

The answer to the rhetorical question is “Jesus,” and Brown and the group hammer home the point by exhorting “Jesus” back and forth during the song’s vamp. Their call-and-response akin to a preacher and his congregation, Shawn Brown & Da Boyz go old school on this neo-traditional composition.

The quartet’s live CD, A License to Drive, is scheduled for release this year on the Malaco imprint 4 Winds Records.

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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