Dorinda Clark-Cole
Gospo Centric Records

Dorinda Clark-Cole had a good time recording her self-titled "traditional gospel" debut at her home church in Detroit. You can tell when you listen to the energetic disc, with its upbeat funk jams like I'm Coming Out, If It Had Not Been for the Lord, and the rollicking, Sunday-morning shaker, Nobody Like Jesus. Jesus finds Dorinda and the backing choir working up some Holy Ghost sweat, as she shows off her scat singing ability.

Known as "the jazzy one" of the famous Clark Sisters' singing group, Dorinda has been singing ever since she was a little girl. Along with her sisters, Karen, Twinkie and Jackie, Dorinda has been recording gospel music for quite some time. The Clark Sisters lend their voices to Show Me the Way, an inspirational ballad that asks the Lord to show them His ways -- how to love, pray, forgive and forget. Sisters in the spirit will love this song.

As she steps out on her own, Dorinda has been able to handle the spotlight just fine. Besides singing, she keeps busy as a mother and teacher. Plus, she's an administrator at the Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church of God in Christ. Her list of activities is too long a list to mention here.

Dorinda will probably have to take a breather during the next year in order to accept awards for this stellar collection of gospel ballads and jams.