Wednesday, July 26, 2017

He Done It All Me-Rev.J C.Jenkins-Sharper Brothers Recording Artist

Rev. J.C. Jenkins Don’t You Forget to Remember Sharp Records
By Bob Marovich lead vocals of Rev. J. C. Jenkins, is a nod to the deep
southern soul quartet sound of the 1970s and 1980s. The major seventh Northern
Soul harmonies combined with Jenkins’ pulpit-hued raspy lead vocals are most
evident on “He’s Done It All for Me,” the opening track on the group’s Sharp
Records album, Don’t You Forget to Remember. The song’s recounting of biblical
miracles establishes the premise that if He did it then, He will do it now. Or,
as Jenkins declares, “God never done nobody wrong.” Leaving one’s troubles at
the doorstep of Jesus is also the theme of “Straighten it Out” and of a funky
remake of the classic gospel quartet handclapper, “Let Me Lean on You.” The
title track is decent, although the more than one minute introduction leaves
the listener wondering at first whether it will be an instrumental track. The
production quality suffers a bit from background hiss, and the simple, stripped
down CD info provides no information on the group other than its national booking
contact info and Reverb Nation website. What we learn at Reverb Nation is that
the quartet hails from Gadsden, Alabama, and that 50 percent of the sales of
the album will go to the charity Keep a Child Alive. One thing is for sure:
these guys can sing. Don’t You Forget to Remember is reminiscent of the 1970s
and 1980s DIY projects that gave quartets like the Sounds of Joy an aural
business card to promote their live programs and radio appearances. Three of
Five Stars Pick: “He’s Done It All For Me”

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