APTGJHG His Inspiration, is what gives us the faith to believe in what we sing about and to try to live the lives in which we sing about. Through the leadership of God the Father, Jesus Christ our Savior, and the Holy Ghost all songs in this CD are written and performed by Rev. Tina Redden. In this, Rev's 6th CD (4th Solo). Again we see Rev. Redden in the form of Musician also; as she plays 14 various instruments to sound like a 'ONE WOMAN GOSPEL BAND' in the absence of The Spirit Of Truth Band, (Spirit Of Truth Band member suffered a stroke, and is recovering wonderfully, Thank the Lord) In this collection we again hear the heartfelt songs and praises to God the Father, Jesus the Son and Savior and the Holy Ghost. These songs walks us through the wonderful word of God, Our Holy Bible. Again the songs says an 'I Love You To The Lord' Listen and be inspired by 'His Inspiration' His divine Inspiration. Recently the blessed Rev has been engaged in performances in Canada, UK, Japan, Uganda, and Benin West Africa as well as across the USA. Todate Rev Tina Redden has written over 267 songs ll Gospel All songs written by Rev.Tina Redden Rev. Tina Redden Contralto Lead, made her singing debut at age 10, ordained a Reverend at 15 years old, her voice has been continuously compared to outstanding performers such as Mahalia Jackson and Mavis Staple. At times you can hear a hint of Sam Cookes legendary 'La Da Da'. Redden who plays a number of instruments (14 at last count)plays all instrumentals heard on the album: Jesus Your My King Of Kings, and His Inspiration has been deemed a prodigy in the music world. Raised in a strict Pentecostal family, the youngest child of nine, born to a Minister father and a Missionary mother. She learned from an early childhood, the importance of singing to the Lord. Redden was ordained a Rev at age 15, worked as a missionary from age 10 and served as Pastor of two Churches. Listen and you'll agree, her powerful voice sends a message of spiritual hope, and a 'I love you' to the Lord. Bro Timothy and Terry Redden Rev's Youngest Son, works as Co Mixer, assistant CD/CD Jacket Designer and Assist Rev Tina in lighting specialist on all Reddens music. Terry and Tim Redden are Aspired Minister Blackbelts in Tae kwon do and heavywight, middleweight regional champions also. ALBUM TITLE; HIS INSPIRATION STYLE: Gospel RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 OUR PRODUCT CODE: 21472-12003 DISTRIBUTION: FORMAT: CD Album DISCS: 1 Reviewed by Mike Rimmer I have to confess I'm a sucker for old style gospel and soul from the '50s and '60s. There's something about the primitive recording techniques, the no frills instrumentation and the passionate vocals overriding everything that gets me every time. The work of Rev Tina brings back all of those feelings and her latest release does it again! And in the spirit of a true independent Redden writes all the songs and then plays all the instruments herself before adding that powerful voice over the top. She's a one woman gospel frenzy and as far away from the slick, manicured, watered down, over produced sanitised slosh that passes for a great deal of gospel music these days. Rev Tina Redden comes from the gospel moaning tradition where her soulfulness simply leaks out all over this CD! This is best illustrated on songs like the marvellous 'God's Question' and the brilliant 'Uh Oh' where she stretches from low moans to moments where she tips her head back and let's loose! Whilst the lo-fi qualities of the album are offset by her superb vocal performances, there are moments when I wonder what she would sound like with a bigger budget and a pile of anointed musicians as the drum machine on a song like 'Ooh Wee' tires after a while. But these quibbles don't steal too much away from the overall enjoyment of the album. Mr Mike Rimmer UK Radio / Television Great Britian Music Pepo Magazine Feb 2006; Rev Tina is one of the rare Gospel Singers of today with the power of yeasterdays performers like Mavis Staples, Clara Ward, Dorothy Love Coates, and Mahalia Jackson. Her voice is powerful and fully controlled. Redden can hit the hollars, swoop, and curl every riff one can imagine. It's amazing watching her perform; clearly her Ministers background can be heard in every song. The Rev's music appeals to all ages and Children of God every where. Those that love true Gospel will love any of Rev. Tina's tunes. Her versatility is unmatched in as much as she plays 13 instruments and writes the majority of her songs. Such Blessed talent comes along rarely in a millennium and we have it in Rev. Tina Redden....... Excerpt taken from Music Pepo Monthly Feb 2006 ENGLAND REVIEW OF JESUS YOU MY KING OF KINGS Album /CD Title: Jesus Your My KIng Of Kings Reviewed by Mr Phil Thomson England Radio/Television STYLE: Gospel RATING ********** (10) (HIGEST POSSIBLE) OUR PRODUCT CODE: 18631-10096 DISTRIBUTION: Independent FORMAT: CD Mini-album DISCS: 1 Reviewed by Phil Thomson Anarchic dissonance seeps out of every groove of these seven long songs; in other words, gospel with attitude, delivered so quirkily you just have to stick with it to find out where it's going to take you next. The arrangements are paired down to a dangerous minimum, the production has an almost amateurish innocence and the total effect of the package is absolutely electric. This Rev from Michigan City mesmerises with every breath; such an amazing voice, such sensitivity to her material - and no wonder when we discover her track record as a 12 year old performer, teenage missionary and pastor (ordained at 15) - one who just has to make her presence felt wherever she goes. You see, when a key band member fell ill, Tina Redden went into the studio anyway and played everything (14 different instruments), hardly breaking stride. She wrote the songs, so she knows her stuff. The result is such a wonderful take on how to communicate on a highly individual basis, and it works a treat. The effect is reminiscent of 1930's old time gospel without the crackle and hiss. Tina L Redden (the 'L' stands for Laverne - so you know where she's coming from) has to be the finest gospel vocalist in many a long year. Am I sounding positive enough? One final comment: the last track ''The Day Christ Died', is probably the very best Christian soul track you will ever hear, and I really mean that. For collector, for connoisseur, for goodness sake, search this out. Mr. Phil Thomson England Cross Rhythms Radio/Television Music CD Reviews for Additional Titles By Rev. Tina Redden Album/CD Title: Praise Him Reviewed by Mike Rimmer United Kingdom; Radio/Television Style; Gospel Rating ******* (7) Product Code Distribution Independent FORMAT: CD Mini-album DISCS: 1 This has an old fashioned gospel soul feel that never goes out of fashion. Rev Tina Redden's voice that dominates these recordings is reminiscent of the classic gospel sounds of a Clara Ward or a Dorothy Love Coates as she demonstrates she can swoop, holler and testify with the best of them. The group seem satisfied to sit on a groove and let the Rev do her thing. The majority of tracks are either inspirational material like 'If I Had A Hammer' and 'Down By The Riverside' or gospel remakes of classic soul tracks.' I do like this a lot. Mr Mike Rimmer Cross Rhythm Gospel Music of the UK Look for other CD's of Rev. Tina Redden under Spirit Of Truth.