Just as I Am (Yolanda Adams album)

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Just as I Am
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Studio album by Yolanda Adams
Released 1987 (#SOG 163)
Genre Gospel
Length 33:55
Label Nine Records, Sound of Gospel
Producer Thomas Whitfield, Lamar Brantley
Yolanda Adams chronology
Just as I Am (1987) Through the Storm
(1991)

Just as I Am is the debut album by gospel singer Yolanda Adams, released in 1987 on the Sound of Gospel label and produced by Thomas Whitfield, who also worked with singer Vanessa Bell Armstrong on early 1980s gospel releases. Though original pressings of the vinyl and cassette release are difficult to find, the album has since been re-released on CD along with another catalog album from Sound of Gospel by Wanda Nero Butler entitled New Born Soul.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Am"
    (Michael McKay) — (3:20)
  2. "Restore Me"
    (Thomas Whitfield) — (4:01)
  3. "Signs of the Time"
    (Jonathan DuBose) — (3:43)
  4. "Just as I Am"
    (Thomas Whitfield) — (3:43)
  5. "Come and Go with Me"
    (Thomas Whitfield, Gregory Troy) — (4:30)
  6. "Wash Me"
    (Carl Preacher, Thomas Whitfield) — (5:55)
  7. "If You Can Take It/You Can Make It"
    (Thomas Whitfield, Yolanda Adams) — (4:16)
  8. "Deliverance"
    (Yolanda Adams, Thomas Whitfield) — (4:11)

Chart positions[edit]

Charts Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Top Gospel Albums 8

Personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Thomas Whitfield and Lanar Brantley
  • Executive Producer: Armen Boladian
  • Thomas Whitfield — keyboards, Baldwin & Yamaha pianos; string and synthesizer arrangements and overdubs; all vocal and instrumental arrangements
  • Earl J. Wright — synthesizer overdubs; string arrangements programming
  • Lanar Brantley — bass guitar; instrumental arrangements; exclusive drum programming and arrangements
  • Jonathan DuBose — lead & rhythm guitars; bass section on "Deliverance"
  • Larry Fratangelo — percussions exclusively
  • Raphael Merriweather Jr. — percussion overdubs
  • Walter L. Stevenson Jr. — vocal overdubs and tambourine on "Deliverance" (see YouTube page for artist's artistic portfolio)
  • Singers — Sandy Hudson, Michael Fletcher, Doretha Carter, Renee Thomas, Larry D. Edwards, Juliette Cooper, Gwen Morton, Ron Kelley, Valerie Hancox, Larry McMurtry, Thomas Whitfield

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