America America

America America

by BeBe Winans


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BeBe Winans has always been a unifier, bringing people and voices together on his various gospel outings, and with his smooth, sincere vocal style, at his best he touches deep emotional territory. This set isn't gospel, but it's kin to it, consisting of Winans singing traditional American patriotic songs like "America the Beautiful," "Lift Every Voice," "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," and "The Star Spangled Banner" in his soulful tenor. It isn't gospel, but it's the same territory, and Winans approaches it in the same way he has approached his gospel releases. The most striking tracks are the two Winans wrote, the title tune "America America," and the set closer, "Ultimate Sacrifice," dedicated to U.S. Troops. They swell with pride and hope, and are sure to find admirers. Bringing out this collection at the very start of summer in an American election year can hardly be a coincidence. It's soft, smooth, and soothing sincerity might help temper frayed nerves during a time when derisive politics is as common a sound as the chirping of summer crickets.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/19/2012
Label: Razor & Tie
UPC: 0793018336024
catalogNumber: 83360
Rank: 213985

Album Credits

Performance Credits

BeBe Winans   Primary Artist
Keith Thomas   Keyboards
Lloyd Barry   Horn
Daniel Weatherspoon   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Jerard Woods   Background Vocals
Kirk Kirkland   Background Vocals
Elicia Brown   Background Vocals
Jovaun Woods   Background Vocals
Terry White   Background Vocals
Drew Cline   Background Vocals
Marcus Finnie   Drums
Anton Nesbitt   Bass
Angie Primm   Background Vocals
Ryan Caldwell   Saxophone
Angela Cruz   Background Vocals
Kenny Kohlhass   Guitar
Jouvan Woods   Background Vocals
Gale Mayes Stewart   Background Vocals
Aimee Joy Wiemer   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Composer
George M. Cohan   Composer
Keith Thomas   Programming,Producer
Daniel Weatherspoon   Arranger,Programming,Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Vocal Engineer,Bass Engineer,Drum Engineering
Paul Grosso   Art Direction
BeBe Winans   Arranger,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Samuel F. Smith   Composer
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Ron Shapiro   Executive Producer,Management
Paxton Baker   Producer
Benjamin Winans   Composer
James Weldon Johnson   Composer
Tony High   Engineer,Piano Engineer
Julia W. House   Composer

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