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Commissioned ... a Mighty Band, a Mighty Groove

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Commissioned - A Band for all Season & All Demographics

There's something special about this band.

The kind of band that when a member leaves, people get sad. But to the band's credit, no matter the line-up, fans know that the accompanying CD is going to be "fire".

While some purists only appreciate the original line-up of Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks and Michael Williams, I am not that petty. Instead, I adjusted and proceeded with each new project and learned to appreciate each one on its own merits, to great results.

With influence from the likes of STEVIE WONDER, CHICAGO and just about any band from the 70s and 80s with a kickin' horn section, Commissioned has the knack for making you tap your feet, snap your fingers and bob your head to the beat and hypnotic melodies. At the same time, you're being challenged with lyrics that relate to your current situation and encourages you to do something about it.

Commissioned Discography

1st album Released: 1985

1st album Released: 1985

Commissioned - I'm Goin' On

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Wiliams

Tracks: I'm Going On, 'Tis So Sweet, I Can See Jesus, Unworthy, You've Got A Friend, The City, Giving My Problems To You, Surely We Need Him

2nd album Released: 1986

2nd album Released: 1986

Commissioned - Go Tell Somebody

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Williams

Tracks: Victory, Love Isn't Love, Go Tell Somebody, Cry On, Who Do Men Say I Am, Hide The World, Learn To Pray, Running Back To You

3rd album Released: 1987

3rd album Released: 1987

Commissioned - On The Winning Side

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Williams

Tracks: You Keep On Blessing Me, Strange Land, I'm Gonna Let My Love Flow, You Can Depend On Jesus, Only What You Do For Christ Will Last, What Will You Say?, When Jesus Sings, Perilous Times, Jesus Cares

4th album Released:1989

4th album Released:1989

Commissioned - Will You Be Ready

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Williams

Tracks: So Good To Know (The Savior), Waiting To Hear From You, Don't Worry, Save Me Now, Will You Be Ready, Lord Jesus Help Me (Help Somebody Else), Let's Not Crucify Him Again, More Than You'll Ever Know, Take Your Burdens (To The Lord), [Bonus Cut] A Praise For You

5th album Released: 1989

5th album Released: 1989

Commissioned - Ordinary Just Won't Do

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Williams

Tracks: Back In The Saddle, Ordinary Just Won't Do, If My People, Heart Of Mine, A Life That Shows, No More Loneliness, There's No Excuse, It Was You, Here I Am (More Than A Conqueror), There's No Excuse [Reprise]

6th album Released: 1990

6th album Released: 1990

Commissioned - State Of Mind

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Brooks, Michael Williams

Track: He Set Me Free, One Step After Another, I Am Here, At The Point Of Your Need, I Will Never Leave You, Back To Your First Love, The Way You Love me, If God Is For Us, Let Me Tell It, Everlasting Love, Somebody's Watching You

7th album Released: 1991

7th album Released: 1991

Commissioned - Number 7

Line up: Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Eddie Howard, Michael Williams, Maxx Frank (cameo bgvs from Keith Staten)

Tracks: Second Chance, Love U With Rest of My Life, We Are Overcomers, I Really Love The Lord [Interlude], Hold Me, King Of Glory, Please You More, Be An Example, I Can't Live Without U, Secret Place, I Really Love The Lord, I Love Thinking Of U, Please Your More [Instrumental]

8th album Released 1994

8th album Released 1994

Commissioned - Matters Of The Heart

Line up: Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Michael Williams, Maxx Frank

Tracks: Work On Me, Stand, Love Is The Way, Dare To Believe, Another Day In Paradise, You Can Always Come Home, When Love Calls You Home, Lay Your Troubles Down, Find Myself In You, I'm Learning, We Shall Behold Him, Draw Me Nearer

Guest musicians: Tim Bowman, Bryan Lennox, Dan Huff, Chuckii Booker, Run DMC, Parkes Stewart, Eric Dawkins

9th album Released 1996

9th album Released 1996

Commissioned - Irreplaceable Love

Line up: Marvin Sapp, Montrel Darrett, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Maxx Frank

Tracks: Opening Meditation, Dominion, Breakin' Away, Until My Change Comes, Do You Still Love Me, They Must Know, More Than I (interlude), Irreplaceable Love, No Weapon, I Can Love Again, More Than I, Crucified With Christ, Closing Meditation

Guest writers: Wanya Morris and Shawn Stockman of Boyz Ii Men

10th album Released: 1999

10th album Released: 1999

Commissioned - Time & Seasons

Line up: Marcus Cole, Chris Poole, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid

Tracks: Shama of God, Barach You, Glorious Praise, Testimony Service, Testify, You've Been Good, Trying Of Your Faith, Psalms 84, Just Worship, Believe, One Love, Charge It To My Head, That Ain't No Commissioners [Interlude], You Stayed With me Lord, Thank You For Love Me, Ordinary Just Won't Do, Clean Heart, You've Been Forgiven, Walk Right

11th (and final?) album Released: 2002

11th (and final?) album Released: 2002

Commissioned - The Commissioned Reunion Live

Line up: Fred Hammond, Keith Staten, Mitchell Jones, Karl Reid, Marvin Sapp, Marcus Cole, Michael Williams

Tracks: Hype (Strange Land), Triumphant Entry, You've Got A Friend, I'm Going On, You Keep On Blessing Me, Back In The Saddle, Go Tell Somebody, Lord Jesus Help Me (Help Somebody Else), Everlasting Love, Hold Me (Leaning), I Am Here, King Of Glory, Let Me Tell It, Lay Your Troubles Down, Giving My Problems To You, The City, Cry On, Love Isn't Love, Ordinary Just Won't Do, When Love Calls You Home, Please You More, Secret Place, Find Myself In You, Will You Be Ready, 'Tis So Sweet, Running Back To You, So Good To Know (The Savior), Victory, I Can't Live Without U

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