Carolyn Traylor
There's A Story Behind My Praise

Carolyn Traylor got her start under the late Olivia Branch Walker, and then turned heads with her Don't Wanna Be Left Behind solo debut, under the guidance of Dorothy Norwood. Her sophomore project for Malaco Records, There's A Story Behind My Praise, leaves another wallop, as she again demonstrates her flair for finely honed traditional vocals.

CDThe Texas native joins up with industry veterans such as Marquis Egerton and David Blakely to finesse 13 studio-recorded songs, accompanied by an assembled crew of vocalists.

Highlights of the project include Traylor's redo of Thomas Dorsey's classic "Don't Know Why" (perhaps most famously sung by Bessie Griffin), and V. Michael McKay's encouraging "Your Time", with its softly rendered ballad format and Blakely's piano work.

Traylor herself writes on the album, offering up "It's Already Yours", a cut that begins acappella and quickly turns into a meld of extemporaneous praise and sermonette. On the title cut, Traylor co-writes with Blakely to tell her testimony in keyboard-blessed balladry.

Other songs not to miss are Malcolm Williams' bumpin' "No Credit",
Derrick Starks' "Call Jesus" and Egerton's melodic "Redemption".

Call this a project for the ages —you can count on it to add quality to your traditional collection.

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Production: Marquis Egerton, David Blakely
album release date: July, 2006
Malaco Records

— reviewed by Stan North

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