Junior Fountain and God's Generation
A Whole 'Notha Level
Bridgeport, Connecticut is proving to be a hotbed for Gospel, as Junior Fountain & God's Generation demonstrate on their first full-length CD.Producers: Various
album release date: November, 2001
Fountain founded the non-denominational youth choir in 1996, and has led them into urban territory on the independent A Whole 'Notha Level, with a total of 12 studio tracks.
The album's winning cut is the title track, an uptempo number based on the first couple of verses in Colossians 3: "If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth."
The trio of Fountain, his wife Janeen Fountain, and Deon Kipping (who also produces the track) interpret the catchy melody with ticking rhythms and piano progressing underneath. The song is reprised with extra urban oomph and plenty of ad libs as the project's final cut.
Also on the project is B.B.Jay, who guest flows on the mid-tempo "Living Water". Katrina Pettway and Janeen Fountain trade leads before B.B. drops his characteristic rhymes over instruments by La'Smouve.
Jonathan DuBose Jr. contributes his guitar stylings in several spots, including on "We Lift Holy Hands" from the pen of Danny Eason and Byran Snipes. This extended song begins with Danney Gibbs' organ before Tige Johnson Charity takes solo lead in worship. DuBose adds plenty of gritty edge with guitar solo breaks by the time the eight-minute song winds down.
The expression of praise and glory given to God is all over this project. It is this alone that makes it worthy.
Montee Entertainment Group
reviewed by Stan North —
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