The Very Best of Walter Hawkins & the Hawkins Family
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Twenty-Six gorgeous tracks from Walter Hawkins & the Hawkins Family appear on this wonderful double-disc set, each CD containing 13 songs. As with the work of older brother Edwin Hawkins the family here combines inspiration with soaring pop power that is both relentless and irresistible. "Changed" is swimming in a sea of vocals and rhythm, a mood changing event that starts off this journey through Hawkins extensive catalog of music. Outside of a cover of Jessy Dixon's "God Is Standing By," Edwin Hawkins' "What Is This?" and a co-write between the brothers, "I Love You Lord," the other 23 tracks are composed solely by Walter. There are many standouts and the sounds shift from song to song with a perfect balance of Christianity and pop sensibilities that never get in the way of each other. Just listen to the show-stopping "Goin' Up Yonder" and see if you aren't pulled into another dimension by the performance's depth and majesty. As Doris Troy's Rainbow Testament effectively fused pop and gospel, this best-of collection, neatly compiled by Mick Lloyd, delivers a satisfying overview of Bishop Hawkins' work, praising the higher power while entertaining and motivating.
Born: May 18, 1949 in Oakland, CA
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s
Top Albums and Songs by Walter Hawkins
||Going Up Yonder||House of Gospel Anthology: The 70's Vol. 1||5:09||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Jesus Is Waiting||Love Alive IV||4:47||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||What Is This?||Classic Gold: The Hawkins Family||6:07||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Be Grateful||Gospel Legacy||7:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Metropolis||Psychemagik Presents: Magik Sunrise||6:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Goin' Up Yonder||Love Alive||9:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Changed||Love Alive||7:56||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Goin' Up Yonder||Mega 3 Collection||9:54||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||I Love the Lord||Love Alive||6:15||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Never Alone||Love Alive II||7:48||$0.99||View In iTunes|