|OUR NEW CD--You Gotta Move! Hands, hips and feet can’t help but move to this compelling blend of rhythms from R&B and gospel to Motown, pop and hip-hop.
Recorded in LA with Producer-extraordinaire Ted Perlman (Chicago, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Natalie Cole and many others) the album features a superb ensemble, including Val’s virtuoso husband Frank Jansen on piano and keyboards.
With Star Search winners as background vocalists and Ted’s production wizardry, these familiar tunes and original works have never sounded so good. Val belts them out with verve, leaving no doubt that she believes every prayerful word.
“I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” includes an original bridge and rap by Val. “I Love You, Lord” opens with the chorus from Burt Bacharach’s classic “What the World Needs Now,” tenderly sung and featuring a children's choir. “I would love to preach and the Lord be glorified,” Val sings in “Let Jesus Rise.”
She does indeed preach through this entire CD, which "You Gotta Hear!"