Album review
He's Got The Power
VP Records-Walboomers Music
June 6 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Believe
  2. King Jesus Lives
  3. Old Rugged Cross
  4. On My Knees
  5. ĎTis So Sweet
  6. One Day At A Time
  7. Love Lifted Me
  8. Across The Bridge
  9. Heís Got The Power
  10. Holy One
  11. Why
  12. Medley
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4

Sweet-voiced Kevin Anthony Jackson, better known as Sanchez, cut his first sides in the second half of 1987. Already at the beginning of the following year he managed to become the number one singer of love songs in reggae music, underlined by the release of two fine albums : "Loneliness" and "Sweetest Girl". In a short period of time Sanchez became extremely popular amongst the - mainly female - reggae fans and broke big in the U.K. where every single release seemed to be a guarenteed chartbuster. The fans loved him, but there were also many others who underrated his skill and talents because of his singing so many cover songs, which actually resulted in the not so flattering title "King Of Cover". Sanchez expresses youthful innocence and teen angst in his songs like no other in reggae. His voice has an ageless appeal for lovers of romantic reggae songs, of which he has many. Throughout his more than one decade spanning career Sanchez has unmistakably made clear that he is also capable of delivering fine self-penned songs, lovers songs as well as reality tunes such as the excellent Boom Boom Bye Bye.
For his latest cd Sanchez has teamed up with saxophonist/producer Dean Fraser and the result is the excellent Gospel / Reggae album "Heís Got The Power". With this album Sanchez returns to the realm of Reggae Gospel to inspire listeners with the Good News of faith. Dean 'Cannon' Fraser not only produces the album but he also co-writes, plays and sings on the album. The 12 songs featured here are a mixture of original compositions, Gospel favorites with a reggae flavor and traditional spirituals. The multiple talents on the album frame Sanchezís unmistakable voice with a warm personal quality that is perfect for songs of praise and worship. In the burgeoning field of reggae gospel this collection inspires and entertains with a fitting selection of material.

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