Whatcha Lookin' 4

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Whatcha Lookin' 4
Whatcha Lookin' 4.jpg
Live album by Kirk Franklin & The Family
Released April 30, 1996
Recorded 1995–1996
Genre Gospel
Label GospoCentric Records
Producer Kirk Franklin
Buster & Shavoni
Kirk Franklin & The Family chronology
Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas
(1995)Kirk Franklin & the Family Christmas1995
Whatcha Lookin' 4
(1996)
God's Property
(1997)God's Property1997
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 is an American Gospel music album released in April 30, 1996 by Kirk Franklin & the Family on GospoCentric Records.

Background[edit]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 is the third album released by Kirk Franklin. It is also the third and final album by Franklin in collaboration with The Family Choir. It also features backup by God's Property. The U.S. release on GospoCentric Records occurred on April 30, 1996 (1996-04-30).

All the songs on the album were written and produced by Franklin except "Anything 4 U" (produced by Buster & Shavoni) and "When I Think About Jesus", (Public domain, arrangement by Franklin).

Kirk Franklin & The Family: Kirk Franklin, Jeannette Johnson, Keisha Grandy, Terri Pace, Stephanie Glynn, Demetrice "De" Clinkscale, Dalon Collins, David Mann, Darrell Blair, Byron Cole, Jon "J.D." Drummond, Yolanda McDonald, Sheila "Mother" Brice, Tamela Mann, Theresa Young, Carrie "Mousey" Young Davis, Farrell single Mannings


Track listing[edit]

# Title Time Vocalist(s) Notes[2]
1. Savior More than Life 6:44 Lead Vocals: Keisha Grandy Acoustic Guitar: Bryan James
2. Whatcha Lookin' 4 4:25 Lead Vocals: Darrell Blair, Dalon Collins, Tamela Mann, Kirk Franklin;
Background Vocals: God's Property
3. Melodies from Heaven 4:34 All Vocals: Kirk Franklin & The Family
4. Conquerors 8:24 Lead Vocals: Dalon Collins Percussion Programming: Lawrence Robinson
5. Don't Take Your Joy Away 6:35 Lead Vocals: Tamela Mann
6. When I Think About Jesus 1:38
7. Mama's Song 4:16 Lead Vocals: Kirk Franklin
8. Jesus Paid it All 5:04 Lead Vocals: Kirk Franklin, Darrell Blair, Dalon Collins
9. I Love You Jesus 7:25 Lead Vocals: Teresa Young, Stephanie Glynn, Sheila Brice
10. Washed Away 5:20 Lead Vocals: Jeannette Johnson, Carrie Young-Davis
11. Where the Spirit Is 4:03 Lead Vocals: Jon Drummond
12. Let Me Touch You 5:26 Lead Vocals: Dalon Collins
13. Anything 4 U 5:08 Lead Vocals: David Mann, Yolanda McDonald, DemeTrice Clinkscale, Darrell Blair Music Programming & Synth Drums: Buster & Shavoni
Recording Engineers: Bob Tucker (Basic Tracks); Louis "Buster" Brown (Overdubs)
14. Whatcha Lookin' 4 (remix) 4:36 Lead Vocals: Kirk Franklin, Dalon Collins, David Mann, Tamela Mann Trumpet: Lawrence Robinson
Mixed by Craig Burbridge, Dalon Collins, Tamela Mann, David Mann, Chris Simpson,
15. Melodies from Heaven (skate remix) 4:18 Lead Vocals: Kirk Franklin Mixed by Craig Burbridge

Certifications and Chart success[edit]

The album was certified Gold on August 16, 1996 (1996-08-16) and Platinum on May 28, 1997 (1997-05-28).[3]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 was #1 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums Chart and Top Contemporary Christian Chart in 1996. That same year the album reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart and #23 on the Billboard 200 Chart.

Personnel[edit]

  • Kirk Franklin - Piano & Synths
  • Erick Morgan - Drums
  • Jerome Harmon - Hammond C-3 & Synths
  • Bobby Sparks - Grand Piano, Synths, Hammond Organ, Minimoog, Prophet 5
  • Jerome Allen - Bass
  • Anthony Thomas - Guitar
  • Charlie Paaklari - Audio Mixing
  • Buster & Shavoni - Audio Mixing
  • Malcolm Harper - Recording Engineer (tracks 1-12, 14-15)
  • Gordon Garrison - Assistant Recording Engineer (tracks 1-12, 14-15)
  • Greg Klinginsmith - Assistant Recording Engineer (tracks 1-12, 14-15)

Awards[edit]

Awards Wins[edit]

Whatcha Lookin' 4 won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album in 1997.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Kirk Franklin & The Family. "Whatcha Lookin' 4 (CD, Album)". Gospo Centric Records. 1996. https://www.discogs.com/Kirk-Franklin-The-Family-Whatcha-Lookin-4/release/7811704
  3. ^ RIAA website