CD Rated: McKameys (Something More)

Rating: 2 1/2 Stars

Label: Horizon Records
Producers: Jeff Collins and Roger Fortner
Website: www.mckameysonline.com

Song Titles: “Oh How Precious Is The Flow,” “Remember The Mountain,” “Oh What A Trade,” “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us,” “Without Him,” “I Believe,” “Look How Big My God Is,” “Something More,” “I’ve Made Up My Mind,” “I’ll Keep Trusting You,” “Between Twelve And Thirty-Three,” and “I Thought You Ought To Know”

Nutshell Analysis: “Lord, I know that you giveth and I know that You take away.” That’s how the chorus begins on “I’ll Keep Trusting You.” Are there any King James English professors out there who want to explain the problem with this phrase? And yes, the McKameys did record “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Stuart Townend. “Ashamed, I hear mah mawking voice, call out among the skaw-fers.” Have mercy… On the positive side of the equation, there’s “Between Twelve And Thirty-Three,” a well written song by Rusty Golden, Jerry Salley, and Jim McBride. I like the simplicity of the rhyme, “Eighteen years are a mystery. His last three years, He made history.”

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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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  1. Daniel J. Mount
    Reply July 15, 06:52 #1 Daniel J. Mount

    I must have thought the CD was a little better than you did–I gave it 3.5 stars.

  2. Trent
    Reply July 15, 22:25 #2 Trent

    I think the review/commentary on this recording and the Julian Saverance recording were both weak and out of character for DBM. This one primarily focuses on the McKameys’ country vernacular while the Saverance review focuses on the artist’s use of “reign” versus “rain” for most of the review. We (the readers) could have used more substantive content on overall impressions of the songs, music, delivery, etc. I’ve not heard either recording. However, I think both reviews were unfair to the artists in picking out one or two elements of the records and zeroing in on them versus giving a more whole-content approach to the CDs.

  3. admin
    Reply July 18, 03:03 #3 admin

    Trent,
    Actually, I’ve been writing these three/four sentence analyses for some time.

    I have committed to posting a rating of every CD that is submitted to me for review. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time or will power to write full length reviews on all of them.

    On any post you see categorized as “CD Rated,” I’m just attempting to point out two or three pertinent features. It’s either that, or no comments at all. I wish I could do more, but this hobby doesn’t generate enough cash for me to quit my real job and write reviews exclusively.

  4. RUSTY GOLDEN
    Reply September 27, 22:31 #4 RUSTY GOLDEN

    DBM…..Just a quick note 2 let you know how much I appreciate the kind words as far as my song ‘BETWEEN 12 & 33″. It all came from an idea I had (the title) about those ‘missing years’ in the life of JESUS. I brought it up to my wonderful cowriters that day and as the song says…the rest was ‘history’. (haha). I hope you like the 2 new singles that have just been released of mine. One is Karen Peck’s version of “I WANT 2 THANK YOU” and the other is the Booth Bros. “WHAT SALVATION’S DONE 4 ME”. Let me know what u think of them.
    Thanks again, Rusty Golden

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