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Keep Living

Keep Living

by Ricky Dillard & New Generation, Ricky Dillard Ricky Dillard & New Generation
Keep Living

Keep Living

by Ricky Dillard & New Generation, Ricky Dillard Ricky Dillard & New Generation


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Like many traditional gospel recordings, Keep Living, credited to Ricky Dillard & New G, combines its old-style trappings with some of the R&B flavor of the 1970s; in this case, Dillard's horn section sometimes shows the influence of Earth, Wind & Fire. The most unusual track, however, is the appropriately named "Strange," a Walter Hawkins composition, which has the vocalese jazz sound of the Manhattan Transfer. But much of the disc is standard-issue black gospel. The gruff-voiced Dillard frequently hands off vocal duties to one of several female vocalists, including Jermia Cannon, Karen Clark-Sheard, Renee Crutchins, and Lavarnga Hubbard. They lead the choir in a series of statements of faith, often to thrilling effect. But except for "Strange," there's nothing unusual about the performance.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/26/2011
Label: Light Records
UPC: 0015095723529
catalogNumber: 7235
Rank: 42098


  1. God Is Great
  2. Keep Living
  3. Destined for Greatness
  4. Speak a Word
  5. He Turned It
  6. The Sweetest Name
  7. He's Been Just That Good
  8. I Am Saved
  9. Strange
  10. Because of the Blood
  11. My Soul Says Yes
  12. He Reigns Forever

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ricky Dillard & New Generation   Primary Artist
Ricky Dillard   Lead
Eric Austin   Choir, Chorus
Karen Clark-Sheard   Lead
Nashville String Machine   Strings
Wanda Rogers   Choir, Chorus
Tony Hayes   Choir, Chorus
Nikki Ross   Choir, Chorus,Lead
Adjournia Jones   Choir, Chorus
Ericka Harper   Choir, Chorus
Derrick Hearne   Bass
Elisha Harris   Choir, Chorus
Lillian Lloyd   Choir, Chorus,Lead
Larry Jones   Choir, Chorus
Jason Wright   Choir, Chorus
Crystal Rucker   Lead
Van Phillips   Choir, Chorus
Quadrius Salters   Piano,Keyboards
Floyd Thomas   Piano,Keyboards
Brent Easton   Drums
Jr. Raymond Holmes   Choir, Chorus
Michael Taylor   Organ
Eric Gates   Choir, Chorus
Jermia Cannon   Choir, Chorus,Lead
Deleon Carr   Choir, Chorus
Mecca Rogers   Choir, Chorus
Ashley Williams   Choir, Chorus
Artie Tyler   Choir, Chorus
April Green   Choir, Chorus
Anthony Sutton   Choir, Chorus
Anthony Coleman   Choir, Chorus
Michael Stuckey   Choir, Chorus,Lead
Lydia Kay Garrison   Choir, Chorus
Lonia Edmond   Choir, Chorus
Leah Oduro-Kwarton   Choir, Chorus
Lavarnga Hubbard   Choir, Chorus,Lead
Khare Hawkins   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Styes   Choir, Chorus
Karlos Davis   Choir, Chorus
Jozette Adams   Choir, Chorus
Jamara Schofield   Choir, Chorus
Cortina Irons   Choir, Chorus
Christina Keller   Choir, Chorus
Cherise Hearne   Choir, Chorus
Carnel Davis   Choir, Chorus
Patrick Riddick   Choir, Chorus
Pam Sanders   Choir, Chorus
Renee Crutchins   Lead
Renee Crutchfield   Choir, Chorus
Raytrice Person   Choir, Chorus
Rachel Underwood   Choir, Chorus
Tosha Parker   Choir, Chorus
Tonia Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Toni Buford   Choir, Chorus
William Jackson   Choir, Chorus
Anthony McGahee   Choir, Chorus
Andrae Crenshaw   Choir, Chorus
Amanda Burrell   Choir, Chorus
Alentay Green   Choir, Chorus
Tiffiney Lee   Choir, Chorus
Thomas Hall   Choir, Chorus
Tennille Smith   Choir, Chorus
Tekenya Taylor   Choir, Chorus
Tawanda Gates   Choir, Chorus
Tara Buck   Choir, Chorus
Tanya Mauton-Lawrence   Choir, Chorus
Tamika Gates   Choir, Chorus
Talesha Mills   Choir, Chorus
Stephanie Montauge   Choir, Chorus
Stephanie Hamler   Choir, Chorus
Shelbra Carter   Choir, Chorus
Shalanica Wallace   Choir, Chorus
Ronnie Lindsay   Choir, Chorus
Ravanol Scott   Choir, Chorus
Jose Reed   Choir, Chorus
Jon'te Thomas   Choir, Chorus
Jonte Landrum-Thomas   Lead
Hosanna Smith   Choir, Chorus
Donna Hubbard   Choir, Chorus
DeShaughn Boyd   Drums
Danell Daymon   Choir, Chorus
Chris Ward   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Ricky Dillard   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer
Walter Hawkins   Composer
Rodney Taylor   Producer
Rick Robinson   Composer
Damon Williams   Art Direction
Debra Outlaw   Wardrobe Design
James D. Robinson   Producer,Executive Producer
Phillip Lassiter   Horn Arrangements
Gloria Wilson   Wardrobe Design
Michael Taylor   Composer,Producer,Music Direction
Corey Shipley   Composer
Denise Trotman   Art Direction
Joel Mott   String Arrangements
Christopher J. Watkins   Arranger
Daniel Moore   Composer
Jeanne Rawls   Composer
Jamie Daza   Wardrobe Design
Will Bogle   Executive Producer,Management,Booking
Kyle E. Kelly   Composer
John Lakin   Composer

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