Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Label: EMI Gospel (EGS)
Plug in the subwoofer for this floorboard-shaking alliance of R&B and urban gospel vocal assistance. Landing between Robert Randolph, Kirk Franklin and Donnie McClurkin, the selection perfectly balances radio-types and straight churchgoing tunes. The "Jesu" arrangement has a surprising twist before ending on a traditional sound with "The Promise."