During his career, Randolph Bush has opened up for The Whispers, The O`Jays, The Johnson Brother and other groups that came through L.A. and also toured overseas. Randolph’s debut album, “All Grown Up”, translates its 12 tracks into the language of contemporary Rhythm & Blues with some smooth Jazz influences infecting the old school musical grooves. Two of the songs of the songs on the album are Gospel orientated, namely “Living In A Place (Where There Is No Sin)” and “It`s A Long Way Back”.
Randolph Bush is a breath of fresh air for gospel music. When you’ve heard “thank you Lord” and “He is holy” in every other song on the radio (and they start to sound the same), it’s so great to hear an artist take the same concept of praise and worship and take it to another level. Randolph has done just that with these songs. He seems to have a rich spiritual heritage that he constantly draws on. No thesaurus can ever exhaust the description of God. And God can never be culpable of being exaggerated. In fact, the greatest poetic laureate will run into road blocks when it comes to waxing eloquence about God. Human language is impoverished in the light of God’s greatness; therefore Randolph Bush takes another road whereby the lyrics are more allusive than just directly ministering to the listener.
He caresses and invites, rather than force or oblige his audiences to find that place without sin. He really has no songs that are “churchy”, they just seem to minister to the Spirit very well. Listening to Randolph Bush’s deep vocal tones not only enlarges our perception of God, but somehow our hearts get larger and larger each time we give these songs a spin…. and this is what worship at its essence is all about. The songs are much more relative to our daily walk.
With its driving steady pace, strong bass line and its understated melodic vocals, “It`s A Long Way Back” is a war song for those Christians who need to cross the line from sinner to soldier. If you ever feel down and left out listen to this, it will change your mind on how to deal with life’s issues. “Living In A Place (Where There Is No Sin)” is soul stirring but smooth music to start the day and end it. Spirit filled anointing Randolph Bush dishes out plain ardent praise for that place we need to find within ourselves. All-in-all this is great Gospel music from an awesome worshipper and singing artist!