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Kirk Franklin: The Essential Kirk Franklin
Fans of this native Houstonian’s high-energy sound will jump up and shout “Hallelujah!” at this double CD containing no less than two hours’ worth of Gospel music spanning Franklin’s stellar spiritual career. Includes multiple Grammy and Dove Award winners like “Afterwhile” with Yolanda Adams, “Stomp” with Cheryl (Salt-N-Pepa) James, “Why” with Stevie Wonder, and 25 other transforming tunes. Verity Gospel Music Group (legacyrecordings.com).