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is the debut album released by Kirk Franklin and the Family Kirk Franklin. This is also the debut album by Franklin in collaboration with the vocal ensemble, the Family. It was released on June 29, 1993.
Background information [ edit ]
The album was recorded live on July 25, 1992
Fort Worth, Texas and produced by Rodney Frazier and Arthur Dyer.
at Grace Temple Seventh-day Adventist Church in
All songs on the album were written and arranged by
Kirk Franklin. "Speak To Me" includes partial adaptation of a Stanley Brown/ Hezekiah Walker composition.
Track listing [ edit ]
Why We Sing
Contains re-sung lyrics from " His Eye Is on the Sparrow" performed by Ethel Waters, based on Gospel hymn written by Civilla D. Martin & Charles H. Gabriel
Silver & Gold
Call on the Lord
Teresa Young; Dalon Collins; Yolanda McDonald
He Can Handle It
A Letter from My Friend
The Family Worship Medley
Terri Pace; Nelda Washington; Demetrius Herefort; Darrell Blair;
Speak to Me
Till We Meet Again
Carrie Young-Davis; Ramona White; Duawne Starling
Certification and chart success [ edit ]
The album was certified Platinum on November 14, 1995
Personnel [ edit ]
Vocalists [ edit ]
Elder Jonathan Drummond Dalon Collins
Byron Cole Minister Darrell Blair
Carrie Young-Davis "Mousie"
Tamela Mann Janette Williams
Demetrius "Dee" Hereford
Musicians [ edit ]
Jerome Allen - bass
Eric Morgan - drums
Jerome Harmon, Bobby Sparks - keyboards
Anthony Thomas - bandleader
The album won a
GMA Dove Award for Traditional Gospel Album of the Year at the 24th GMA Dove Awards in 1993.
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