Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Kirk Franklin & The Family VS Kenny Bobien & Friends – Why We Sing

Kirk Franklin & The Family – Why We Sing – (Gospo Centric Records)
Fort Worth, TX-born Kirk Franklin went straight to fame along with The Family, a 17-voice choir which he put together, makin’ the buzz in the Gospel circuit with their 1993 released eponymous debut-album. Opening it, ‘Why We Sing’ stands as one of their signature cuts, helping them to spend alomst two years in the charts and selling over a million units…
Kenny Bobien & Friends – Why We Sing (Underground Mix) (Equip Records)
Unfortunately released on an transient label back in 1997, although included the year after on the vol. 1 of the ‘Body & Soul’ compilations, this cover version of Kirk Franklin & The Family‘s classic ‘Why We Sing’ got given a new, exciting and vibrant dimension by the likes of falsetto singer Kenny Bobien and his friends (including Eddie Stockley and the late K.T. Brooks…) with production work by the likes of Christina Hayes and George Sykes III. A performance which stands as one of his best ever of the likes…
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