JGM Pick of the Week November 15, 2021

Kim Person
KLP Music Enterprise (release date: October 2021)

By Robert M. Marovich

Kim Person gives the Reverend F. C. Barnes’ classic “So Many Wonderful Things” a loping, shoulder-shaking treatment.

Slowing the tempo ever so slightly, Person offers a litany of the many wonderful things about Jesus. Although she gives no specific examples, Person makes it plain that her praise comes from blessings received. “When I call, you’re right on time.” She closes with a flowering of melisma.

It’s gratifying when an artist recycles a favorite song in the gospel music canon, and also gratifying to see an independent artist get recognized with multiple Stellar Award nominations and a solid presence on the national gospel charts.

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.