CD Rated: Mike Crews (Someday Soon)

Rating: 2 ½ Stars

Producers: Johnny Minick and Aaron Minick

Song Titles: “The Coming Of The Lord,” “This Very Day,” “Someday Soon,” “Happiness,” “He’s Coming Back,” “I’m Going There,” “Do You Know My Jesus,” “When He Was On The Cross,” “I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin’,” and “I’d Rather Have Jesus”

This CD includes four original songs written by Mike Crews along with six covers of songs written by Gordon Jensen, Mylon LeFevre, Vep Ellis, Ronny Hinson, Dottie Rambo and George Beverly Shea. Crews is a somewhat stiff singer who hits his pitches well, but lacks the ability to create special moments. He’s most successful on up-tempo songs that feature a conversational tone and relatively short phrases like Rambo’s “I’m Gonna Leave Here Shoutin’.” The original songs on this CD are about the same level of quality as Crews’ singing…none are glaringly bad, but none are particularly unique either. Producer Johnny Minick steps in to sing a solo on the second verse of the title cut.

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David Bruce Murray

David Bruce Murray is a church music director in Ellenboro, NC. He is the author of Murray's Encyclopedia Of Southern Gospel Music and the owner of both SGHistory.com and MusicScribe.com. David plays piano for Southern Sounds Quartet and the Foothills Community Choir.

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