I must admit that I rediscovered Gene Ammons in my collection a few months ago. I had the CD Preaching for years and never even cracked it open until about 6 months ago. When I did play it I could not stop playing it as it watered my soul and caused me to revisit the church experiences in my life. There is no embellished playing here, just the sincerity of a man who had truly suffered in his own life. This was in my opinion more than a recording date, it had to be a recalling date as Gene Ammons had to tell his side of the story. This is a lights out no brainer people! This CD is so good I purchased numerous copies to give to folks who I thought could understand what Gene Ammons was talking about.