The harmony from theMighty Men of Faithon their newest album release “Undisputable Is He” (N2L Records) is perfection. Individually the vocals are great and passionate, but together they offer the listener vocal perfection that mixes old-time Gospel with Contemporary Gospel, Pop, R&B and Praise & Worship. I personally love the old school sound reminiscent of the harmony of Earth, Wind and Fire and The Temptations.
“We’ve been together since 2009. We started at a Men’s Day Program,” said Wendell Basey, founder of the four member vocal group that consist of Basey, Charles Johnson (a SAG actor), Richard Hayes ( pastor at Victory Center AME Zion) and Ed Harris (pastor at Agape Fellowship AME Zion Church). “It’s not perfect all the time. We have not had the same members…two new members since 2013.”
What is perfect is the harmony that all four bring when they sing together. I love how they mix the different genres with Gospel and mainstream. I love the different deliveries styles that come with the different age groups they all bring together – new school, old- school and contemporary – making a fresh new sound that is different enough that they stand out.
One of the new members, Charles Johnson, was acting in a musical about the music of the Might Men of Faith, when he was asked to join the group. A proposition he had to think on because of course his career was in acting.
“Spreading the Word,” Charles said was the attraction for him to decide to join the group. “The conviction they have for spreading the Word and their dedication. The chemistry is just awesome!”
“We were just putting songs together for over a year,” Wendell said about the new album “Undisputable Is He”. “We didn’t have a concept just making some songs. The songs reflect the belief that God is everything and everywhere.”
Writers on the new project include Steve Eaton (“Everywhere,” “That’s What He Did For Me”), who has written songs for The Carpenters and Art Garfunkel; David DeCuir “Lord of Lords” “Glory Will Be Revealed”), Malvin Scott (“God’s Got My Back”), Curtis Hill (“Now I’m New”), Woody Woods (“Because He Loves Me” “Looks Like I’m Falling In Love”), Harold Lily (“”It’s All God”), Roger Helm (“Show Me The Way”), Luther Barnes (“It’s a Good Thing to be Chosen”), David Sample (“River of Life”) and Wendell Basey (“God’s Got my Back”). “Undisputable Is He” is executive produced by Aaron Basey and Wendell.
My favorite selections from the “Undisputable Is He” album include #1 “Lord of Lords” because of the old-school sound and the passion from the lead vocalist; #2 “Now I’m New” because it combines Soft-Pop with Gospel resulting in a fresh new sound; #3 “Show Me The Way” because they mix Hip-Hop with Gospel by adding rap verses that are on-point, and the harmony is so tight; #5 “Everywhere” because of the harmony again, its so “Heavenly”; #7 “It’s All God” because I love the message, love the short sermon and its an awesome Praise & Worship piece, and #11 “It’s a Good Thing to Be Chosen” because its so simple, almost like a lullaby, with a powerful message and heartfelt vocals.