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Album Review

One gets the suspicion that Dottie Peoples would respectfully disagree if someone used the term "Contemporary Christian Music" to describe her work in her presence. Unlike the CCM crowd, whose work is basically mainstream pop music with vaguely religious-themed lyrics, Dottie Peoples performs straight-up, full-throated gospel in the Southern black tradition. On her 11th album (not counting compilations), Peoples does dip a toe into CCM's pool with the title track, a dramatic and modern R&B-styled ballad that with secular lyrics could be a smash for the likes of Toni Braxton, and the closing "Thank You," which takes its cues from the slinky funk groove of Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)." On the other ten tracks, however, this onetime protégée of the great Shirley Caesar stays in the church, delivering one powerful example of old-fashioned gospel after another, alternating between call-and-response rave-ups and more reflective balladry.


Born: Dayton, OH

Genre: Christian & Gospel

Years Active: '90s, '00s

One of the most honored gospel vocalists of the 1990s, Dottie Peoples debuted with two 1991 cassette albums, Is It Worth It All? and Surely God Is Able, then broke out with her 1993 LP Live, which caused her to be nominated for a Stellar Award for Best Female Solo Performance: Traditional. Her next effort, On Time God, won her four Stellar Awards -- for Traditional Female Vocalist, Traditional Choir, Album of the Year, and Song of the Year (the title track). She also won the prestigious Vision Award...
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