Saturday, February 09, 2013

"Shine" - Sheri Jones-Moffett


“Shine”
Sheri Jones-Moffett
EMI Gospel (2012)

The former member of Donald Lawrence’s Tri-City Choir ("Encourage Yourself") and one-half of the duo Ted and Sheri interpolates the lyrics and theme of “This Little Light of Mine” into a perky, brassy, contemporary reflection on the importance of sowing righteous seeds.  

“This is the right time to shine your light,” Jones-Moffett sings.  No doubt about that.  Her indirect reference to Trayvon Martin—“Some think you’re a criminal because you have a hood on”—makes the appeal even more relevant.

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