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You Can't Hurry God

You Can't Hurry God

Reverend John Wilkins

Released: 01/04/2011

Catalog #: BLM0259

  • CD $ 12.00
  • MP3 Download $ 9.00

Though born in Memphis, Tennessee, Reverend John Wilkins is a child of the North Mississippi Hill Country. His mother was born in Holly Springs and his father was from Hernando. While Wilkins grew up in the city, family parties and neighborhood picnics featuring country blues and fi fe and drum bands were never farther than a short drive over the Mississippi state line. 

John Wilkins’ father, the venerated blues and gospel singer Robert Wilkins, was the principal influence on his young son’s development as a musician. Wilkins’ father had made a series of recordings in the 1930s that included the original “Prodigal Son” (initially recorded as a secular song called “That’s No Way To Get Along”), which was later recorded by the Rolling Stones.” “You Can’t Hurry God” is Reverend John Wilkins’ debut full-length album. In it he showcases an individual sound that is regional and universal. This recording is a culmination of a lifetime spent learning from, and ministering to some of the luminaries of North Mississippi and Memphis. And, this sound can have only been made by a child of the North Mississippi Hill Country.
1. You Can’t Hurry God
2. Jesus Will Fix It
3. Sinner’s Prayer
4. Let The Redeemed Say So
5. Prodigal Son
6. You Got To Move
7. I Want You To Help Me
8. Thank You Sir
9. On the Battlefield