This is not your typical gospel record. Itâ€™s not 1965, its 2005, and as you are aware there is a world of difference in all genres of music in the age we live in. Terry Myrick is a perfect example of the modern transitions employed in traditional time tested genres such as gospel. With I Bowed to the Father, Myrick pays his tribute to the good lord with music that becomes more than gospel in every song. You will hear funk, rhythm and blues, hip-hop and pop, and various combinations thereof.
What I found most compelling was the natural pure talent of this manâ€™s vocal delivery. Eddie Kendricks and Philip Bailey came to mind quite often while this disc was spinning. It becomes obvious from the outset that Myrick has had a profound spiritual awakening and as the lyrics and music takes shape the message becomes very clear.
Beautiful music with a sincere and heartfelt message, it does not get much better than that. I do not listen on regular basis to this type of music. Even so, I did find it enlightening and uplifting and I had to ask myself why I do not listen more often, and for that matter seek it out. If you enjoy good music all boiled into a spiritual message this is the perfect CD for you.
February 6, 2005
01. Lord I Just Wanna Thank You (5:04)
02. I Bowed To The Father (5:28)
03. Alleluia (3:53)
04. I Wanna Be Caught Up (4:32)
05. Dear Jesus I Love You (5:20)
06. He's Been Good To Me (5:12)
07. Hold On (5:07)
08. His Eye Is On The Sparrow (4:20)
09. He Came A Long (4:45)
10. Lay It On Jesus (6:03)
11. Look At Me Now (5:59)
12. Will You Be Ready (5:45)
Rod Clemmons: Keyboard programming, strings programming, and drum programming.
Guitar: Willie Brown
Background vocals: Terry Myrick on all tracks with the exception of Lay It On Jesus