There's A Story Behind My Praise
The Texas native joins up with industry veterans such as Marquis Egerton and David Blakely to finesse 13 studio-recorded songs, accompanied by an assembled crew of vocalists.
Highlights of the project include Traylor's redo of Thomas Dorsey's classic "Don't Know Why" (perhaps most famously sung by Bessie Griffin), and V. Michael McKay's encouraging "Your Time", with its softly rendered ballad format and Blakely's piano work.
Traylor herself writes on the album, offering up "It's Already Yours", a cut that begins acappella and quickly turns into a meld of extemporaneous praise and sermonette. On the title cut, Traylor co-writes with Blakely to tell her testimony in keyboard-blessed balladry.
Other songs not to miss are Malcolm Williams' bumpin' "No Credit", Derrick Starks' "Call Jesus" and Egerton's melodic "Redemption".
Call this a project for the ages you can count on it to add quality to your traditional collection.
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— reviewed by Stan North —
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