JGM Pick of the Week: March 21, 2016

Songs_for_the_World_to_Sing“Step Out on Water”
Johnny B. Williams
From the CD Songs for the World to Sing
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/johnnybwilliams22

“Step Out on Water” was one of JGM’s picks when we reviewed Johnny B. Williams’ album, Songs for the World to Sing, in April 2014. So rather than reinvent the wheel, here is what we wrote about the song nearly two years ago:

“While Williams is comfortable in all gospel genres, he dazzles in the traditional arena. Perhaps neo-traditional would be a more accurate description, as the Swan Silvertones’ influenced “Step Out on Water” is fixed in the quartet style–Williams’s voice is multi-tracked so he IS the quartet—but its relaxed, finger-popping tempo borrows just as liberally from jazz-inspired contemporary gospel.”

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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