- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 1994
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Gospel singer Dorothy Norwood was a member of The Chimes and The Caravans who took off on her own to became a solo act in the 1960s. (She later formed her own group, The Dorothy Norwood Singers). The owner of a big, booming voice, Norwood is heard to great advantage in this collection, which features her hit, "There's Got To Be Rain In Your Life (To Appreciate The Sunshine)".
- 1.Trouble Young Man
- 2.There's Got To Be Rain In Your Life (To Appreciate The Sunshine)
- 3.Time Is Winding Up
- 4.Way Out Jesus
- 5.Big Boat Ride
- 6.You Can Do It
- 7.Take It To Jesus
- 8.Jesus Is The Answer
- 9.What A Beautiful World This Could Be
- 10.Mama Loves Her Children
- 11.Let Your Feet Down Easy
- 12.Get Aboard The Soul Train
Personnel: Dorothy Norwood (vocals).
Liner Note Author: Mark Marymont.
Looking for classic-sounding gospel in which the quality of the instrumental work is as fine as the singing is impassioned? This fine best-of is one such album. Nimble, Steely Dan-like guitar fills (with occasional wah-wah touches), funky percussion, tight and tasteful horns, and minimal strings create a grooving background over which Norwood sings her praises of the divine. Norwood's voice can be breathy like Dionne Warwick's or sweet-toned, light, and vibrato-rich like Sarah Vaughn's. "Way Out Jesus" is perhaps the best example of her range, and is one of the album's most uplifting tracks. Other standouts include the funky "Big Boat Ride," the slow and devotional "Take It to Jesus," the gently wrought "Jesus Is the Way," and the soupy "What a Beautiful World This Could Be."
Includes liner notes by Mark Marymount.