JGM Pick of the Week: July 5, 2021

“Ain’t Nobody Like Jesus”
Ron Rawls
Red Torch Music (release date: June 15, 2021)
www.rawlsmusic.com

By Robert M. Marovich

Ron Rawls may be best known as the music director for Christian artist Mandisa; he worked on her Grammy and Dove Award-winning album, Overcomer (2013). On “Ain’t Nobody Like Jesus,” a bracing pop-flavored ode of gratitude to Jesus, Rawls shows his stuff as a solo artist.

Its funky chorus evokes jams from the likes of John Legend and Bruno Mars. Fundamentally the song is a call-and-response between Rawls and the background vocalists, but the superb musicians and Rawls’ staccato delivery and production finesse take it to another level. It is his fifth single as a solo artist. Marvelous.

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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