Daniels, Johnny Ray
Whatever You NeedBible & Tire Recording Co.
***"Like the Blind Boys of Alabama’s Jimmy Carter and the Savettes’ Goldwire McLendon, Johnny Ray Daniels didn’t record his first solo album after until after his Social Security checks started arriving. Regardless, his debut, Whatever You Need, is a fine example of how traditional gospel music still thrives in certain parts of the nation. The seventy-six-year-old patriarch of the North Carolina-based Daniels / Vines gospel music dynasty digs deep into the hymnbook for a handful of wooden church classics. His son Anthony “Amp” (Dedicated Men of Zion) and granddaughter KeAmber Daniels are the background vocalists. Indeed, the finest moments on the album are the instances of call-and-response between Daniels and the singers, who are as much a part of the project as Daniels himself..."—Robert M. Marovich (Journal Of Gospel Music)