7:40pm, it was time to give special praise to the Lord with some heavenly funk
music, provided by New York's own CLOUD 9 (the spiritual counterpart to the
secular band NAPPYHEAD FUNK ARMY). The first song, "Spiritual
Revolution" set the funk mark pretty high (this live version surpassed the
studio version by miles) with some righteous bass riffs by Mark Bass and
searing lead guitar soloing by John Willis! The background vocals of Sherri
Harrington, Angela Workman and Judy Yates (original Nappyhead funkster)
were......HEAVENLY!! The second song, "I'll Be There", was a more
mellower funk tune with some good spacy synthesizer work by Darryle Johnson and
passionate lead vocals by Zack Roberson. "Spiritual Purpose" (a great
contemporary gospel funk tune) started out with a rock guitar intro and
featured heavy-duty lead guitar blessings by John!! "Crying For The World
(World Jam)" was a piece of techno music, thanks to the "techo"
organ by Darryle, powerful drumming by Darryl Foster, and electronic drumwork
by Eric Jay Pierce and Zack Roberson!! "One of Us" featured some
passionate lead vocal work by Zack and fiery guitarisms by John! Some of the
God-worshippers were allowed to join the band onstage for the song
"God" (originally, a Nappyhead tune)....it was just as funky as it
was one year ago with the Nappyhead Funk Army. At 8:45pm, "CHURCH"
Mark Bass, Zack Roberson, Sherri Harrington & Judy Yates!!
By the way, Zack......I thank the Lord for blessing you to go forth with THIS form of music.....I know somebody's got to do it!
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