Classics: BeBe Winans – Thank You (MAW Mix) (Atlantic)
“Here and now my heart’s proclamation. You are awesome and true. You’ve been better to me than I’ve been to myself. Always give thanks to you, to you. Right now I wanna thank you for all that you’ve done for me, Right now I wanna thank you for taking good care of me. Right now I wanna thank you for all that you mean to me, Right now, right now, yeah, said right now. No doubt about it, I can’t live without your love…”
Kenny Bobien‘s ‘Father’. But also Voices‘ ‘Can U See The Light’. Not to mention Darryl D’Bonneau‘s ‘Miracles’… As many masterpieces that pretty much illustrate the deep connection between Gospel and House Music. With BeBe Winans‘ ‘Thank You’ brilliantly adding itself to the list as a matter of fact. This with remixes courtesy of Masters At Work. All in all most likely leavin’ an impression of timelessness at the end. And even more when comin’ to remember most of them saw the light by the second half of the 90’s. In other words, some 20 years + ago.
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A six-time Grammy Award winner, Benjamin ‘BeBe’ Winans is the seventh child and youngest male of the the Detroit-based first family of Gospel music.
A multi-talented artist, BeBe is known as an inspirational and popular R&B vocalist, songwriter, and producer. Meanwhile he also produces and hosts his own radio show – Greenleaf – on Sunday mornings (09:00am ET / 07:00am PT) on the Heart & Soul Channel (68) on Sirius/XM Radio Networks. And he eventually acted along with friend Denzel Washington on ‘The Manchurian Candidate’ back in 2003. Then starred on Broadway’s Oprah Winfrey Presents The Color Purple with Chaka Khan amongst his credits.
Teaming with his younger sister, Priscilla ‘CeCe’, the duo first began crossing lines. This as “adopted children” of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker on the PTL television show. Their first tour, on which Whitney Houston proclaimed herself their “sister” and sang background for the siblings, set the tone for a very special career.
BeBe & CeCe Winans are the first true Christian crossover artists to hit the mainstream. From ‘The Arsenio Hall Show’ to ‘Good Morning America’. Not to mention the ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’… They have taken their message and presented it in a way that touched, moved and inspired wide audiences.
BeBe and CeCe are the first brother and sister to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They eventually moved forward to pursue their own solo endeavors in 1995. And together, they have nine successful gold and platinum recordings. Meanwhile some of you might remember of the outstanding ‘Heaven’. In other words, the title track of their 1988 album of the likes. A gem which stands among our all times favs here on IDMW…
BeBe has made himself quite a reputation for his jaw dropping performances. With his sisters, brothers and on his own. On his 7 solo albums to date. But also on his guest performances with friends, he has achieved an iconic status. He eventually came up with another all time fav of us. This by the likes of the 1998 released ‘Thank You’ as remixed by Masters At Work. With the story goin’ on in 2018. This with the inclusion of Louie Vega‘s remix of ‘He Promised Me’ featuring Tobbi & Tommi and Kiandra Richardson on his ‘NYC Disco – Extended Versions’ compilation for Nervous Records.