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Album Review

Time for Healing signaled the departure of producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis from the Sounds of Blackness camp. Sounds of Blackness — and particularly group leader Gary Hines — also abandon the new jack swing motifs of previous albums in favor of a more urban approach. Given the album's 1997 release date, this isn't surprising — new jack swing had overstayed its course by this point. The new, more urban-sounding Sounds of Blackness isn't afraid to collaborate with rapper Craig Mack on "Spirit," interpolate Roger Troutman on "Hold On (Change Is Comin')," and take liberties with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's "Love Train."

Customer Reviews

Don't Stop Listening to the Sounds of Blackness

The Sounds of Blackness never stops making music so that people can enjoy it they just keep making legends of gospel music!

Great Gospel

I have always enjoyed Sounds of Blackness. They're music is encouraging and just enjoyable to listen to. Definitely worth buying.

Grew up listening to The Sounds of Blackness

Love their music!!


Formed: 1969 in St. Paul, MN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sounds of Blackness, a 40-person choir and ten-piece orchestra led by Gary Hines, combined traditional African music with urban soul to become one of the most distinctive and popular contemporary gospel groups. Over the course of their career, the group...
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