“Praise Tell Ya!”
LaNorris McFadden & P.R.O.O.F.
Conqueror’s Music (release date: May 5, 2023)

By Robert M. Marovich

“Praise Tell Ya!” is an extroverted praise piece with a full-throated P.R.O.O.F. supporting a muscular-voiced LaNorris McFadden. A funky rhythm section and melodramatic keyboards support the company with equal fervor. Overall, the track radiates a ‘90s Hezekiah Walker vibe and comes at the listener like a freight train.

“I can’t tell you all my business,” Elder McFadden exhorts. “If I did, you wouldn’t care.” Instead he lets his “Praise Tell Ya.” It’s a collective nodding of the head, an age-old, and one might say, very southern, way of communicating not by what is said but by what is implied.

Elder McFadden is pastor of Shady Grove Primitive Baptist Church in Tallahassee, Florida.

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Written by : 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.