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on September 4, 2008
I discovered the "Determined" CD when I purchased the "My Everything" three-disc set which also includes "Tramaine" and "Tramaine Treasury." I was very impressed with the various musical styles presented by this outstanding artist.

"Waymaker" is an upbeat, energetic, hand-clapping tune in which one is encouraged to trust God. One of my favorite songs. Her adlibs at the end are unusual and interesting.

"Greatest Lover" has a definite jazz feel. One can visualize a jazz ensemble of pianist, bass/cello player and drummer playing softly in the background as Tramaine stands at the microphone and sings quietly but passionately. Very nice song.

"Giving & Living" is contemporary, joyous and encourages one to be grateful. Her voice and the music are well matched and go together very well. One can tell she means what she sings. Having some children sing along with her at the end is a nice touch.

"Rescue Me" is my absolute favorite. I find myself listening to this one over and over again; maybe it's because it's significant to what I'm going through right now. Tramaine sings from her heart of hearts with rich, honest, powerful vocals. I am frequently moved to tears and I often lift my hands in praise to God as the tears flow. The Roger Sound works well at the end.

"Trust & Obey" is a couple of nice verses featuring only her voice and piano. It reminds me of a Sunday morning church service in which a young choir soloist steps forward to give simple praise to God.

I love the traditional gospel sound of "Set Me Free." Excellent piano playing complements her voice perfectly. Strong, heartfelt vocals. Another favorite of mine. Stellar background vocals as well.

"Can't Find The Words" is interesting. It starts off with a classical, almost operatic feel, then has a gospel flavored vibe, then returns to the classical genre. Very refreshing.

"I Am Determined" is fast-moving, upbeat and energetic. I like her performance of her own background vocals. The lyrics are very uplifting. Tramaine seems perfectly comfortable singing this song.

"I Need You" starts off with a bang. Her BGVs add a layer of dimension. It has a contemporary twist and a very good beat.

"Hear My Word" is slow, melodic and beautifully showcases Tramaine's lovely voice. Simple and sweet. Very poignant song.

This is an excellent CD, one of my favorites of all time!!
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on June 4, 2003
I purchased this album (pre CD's) in the Mid 80's at a time with life was rough and I needed to focus to get through it. The title track - "Determined" became my theme song. I was fortunate enough to run into Ms. Hawkins and thanked her for the music. She shared that during the time she recorded "Determined" she was at a cross roads and felt that God delivered her this music. Need I say more?
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on October 13, 2011
By LCB

I purchased "Determined" on a cassette tape many years ago and a song that was on it kept coming to mind entitled "Rescue Me". The song means a lot to me because the Lord came to my rescue when I needed Him most. All of the songs on this CD are beautiful and I'm so happy that Amazon had it in stock! Now I'm enjoying "Rescue Me" again.

Thank you Amazon!
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on June 13, 2000
Tramaine is one of the most anointed singers in the world. Her style is unique. This album has changed my life. I enjoyed it when I was young and I still enjoy it. She has a way of reaching the young and old with her singing. Tramaine is a terrific singer and I give her album 5 stars. Just listen and it will change your life for the better.
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on September 23, 2008
Tramaine is anointed. This project helps you see where she came from, you will not be disappointed with the project. It's mid 70s and has scripture based songs that will help you see what's this life all about.
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on September 7, 2006
As a child, this was one of my favorite albums. Can't wait to get the new purchase. It ministers Jesus to you, but it's a great album musically, aside from that. The best of both worlds!
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