MEL HOLDER Music Book Volume 1
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Grammy-nominated producer/artist/instrumentalist Mel Holder spreads his gift through a blend of jazz and gospel fused with African and Caribbean rhythms. Mel has worked with and shared the stage with the likes of KC & the Sunshine Band, Kirk Franklin, Yolanda Adams and Stevie Wonder. Mel's call to ministry has opened the door for him to perform at over 150 events every year, touching lives worldwide. This enhanced CD with thirteen songs and one video by Psalmist Music Group led by Mel, along with long time associate Tony Prendatt (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), combines dance and gospel grooves. This is accented in the first single MAKE IT HAPPEN, a Mariah Carey remake.
 
This is a long-awaited follow-up to Mel Holder's Billboard Top Contemporary Christian Chart entry Now & Forever (Diamante). Catch Mel in person as he revisits his international fan base from the USA to Japan, South Africa, the Caribbean, Azerbaijan, and Europe.
 
 
 
1. Make It Happen (M. Carey, R. Cliviles, D. Cole)
saxophones: Mel Holder
featuring: John Henry Smith on guitar
keyboards: Johnny Mercer
Wurlitzer and piano: Loris Holland
bass: Artie Reynolds
vocals: Tony McClendon, Audrey Martel
 
2. In the Sanctuary (K. Carr)
produced by: Mel Holder and Hubert Eves
saxophones: Mel Holder
piano: Hubert Eves
mini Moog: Loris Holland
guitar: John Henry Smith
vocals: Marissa Felder, Onita Boone, Inaya Daye
rap voice: Leonard March
 
3. When Your Spirit Fills the Room (M. Holder)
produced by: Mel Holder
featuring: Latasha S. Jordan
arranged by: Fred Lamour
saxophones: Mel Holder
piano: Fred Lamour
keyboards: Garnet Walters
bass: Artie Reynolds
drums: Brian Dunn
guitar: John Henry Smith
choir: Robert Lowe & New Generations, Gary Anglin & The Voices of CCC
 
4. Doxology (Public Domain)
produced by: Mel Holder & Loris Holland
saxophones: Mel Holder
 
5. Island Style (M. Holder, L. Evans)
produced by: Mel Holder & Lloyd Evans
saxophones: Mel Holder
rhythm arrangements: Computer Paul
additional arrangements: Fred Lamour
guitar: Jeff Mirnoff
bass: Artie Reynolds
vocals: Larry & Marissa Felder, Joci Smiley, Yvette Jenkins, Ken Harper
 
6. Blood Medley (M. Holder, L. Holland)
produced by: Mel Holder & Loris Holland
saxophones: Mel Holder
guitars: John Henry Smith, Jimmy Miller
drums: Bernie Davis
vocals: Dawn Tallman, Tyrone Ellis, Michelle Hutchinson
 
7. Say the Name (M. Munizzi)
produced by: Mel Holder
flute: Mel Holder
featuring: Bruce Allen on piano
guitar: John Henry Smith
acoustic guitar: Willie Brown
keyboards: Johnny Mercer
synth bass: Marc Reddick
 
8. Great Is Your Mercy (D. Moen)
produced by: Mel Holder
arranged by: Fred Lamour
saxophones: Mel Holder
piano: Fred Lamour
guitar: Jeff Mirnoff
bass: Artie Reynolds
 
9. Always Been There (M. Holder, E. Cody)
produced by: Mel Holder & Eric Cody
soprano sax: Mel Holder
vocals: Starlet Brown
all instruments: Eric Cody
 
10. Righteous Horns (M. Holder)
produced by: Mel Holder
saxophones: Mel Holder
guitar: John Henry Smith
piano: Barry D
 
11. Rain Down (M. Holder, T. Milner)
produced by: Mel Holder & Travis Milner
soprano sax: Mel Holder
keyboards: Travis Milner
acoustic guitar: Willie Brown
 
12. Praise Is What I Do (W. Murphy III)
produced by: Mel Holder
arranged by: Fred Lamour
saxophones & flute: Mel Holder
piano: Fred Lamour
bass: Artie Reynolds
drums: Bernie Davis
guitar: John Henry Smith
 
BONUS TRACK: When His Spirit Fills the Room (music video)
 
additional credits:
percussion: Randy Legion
trombone: David Russell
trumpet: Kirk Brown, Jamiek Potter
choir members: Larry Felder, Thurston O'Neal, Lamont O'Neal, Don Valcin, Deborah Wilson, Sawn Davis, Sharon Webb, Tanisha Thompson, Yvette Wilspn, Brenda Robinson, Andrea Brown
 
graphic design: Oswald Green, BJ Cephas
mastered by: John Palmer
saxophone tech: Stewart Killens
photography: David Russell, Dorothy Shi
engineers: Ely Tubo, Steve Belamey, R. Corey Johnson
tracks 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 mixed by Rob Rodriquez
tracks 3, 9, 12 mixed by Eric Cody
track 2 mixed by Michael Bona
track 6 mixed by Allan Plotkin
 
Loris Holland, Jimmy Miller, Tony McClendon appear courtesy of Music Church.
Travis Milner appears courtesy of Soul'd Out Promos.
 
To my partners in ministry: Rev Cleveland Hobby, Rev. Holgate, Rev. Robert Lowe, Rev. James Corbet, Rev. Frank Stewart, Rev. Clive Neil, Rev. Jay Armina, Bishop James Whittier, Elder William Pointer, Elder Clive Griffith, and rev. Gordon Williams - Thanks for the support in the past, looking forward to this new journey.
 
 
 

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