Fred Rerun Berry – Always On Time – 1991

The story of Fred Rerun Berry is actually quite interesting. Born Fred Allen Berry Fred actually officially changed his name to Fred Rerun Berry. This is because he was well known for his appearance as a supporting cast member on the TV show “What’s Happening!!”. He actually had a career before the show having appeared on both Saturday Night Live and Soul Train as a dancer with the Los Angeles–based dance troupe The Lockers. Unfortunately Fred struggled with alcohol and drug addiction throughout the late 80’s but in 1991 had an awakening and embraced Christianity in fact becoming a Baptist minister. He took time the same year to actually record an album. The album is a great Soul Pop album and I was actually quite surprised how good it was considering Fred wasn’t previously known as a singer. Unfortunately Fred passed away in 2003 and this was the only album we ever got from him. Interesting piece of trivia form the album is that Rex Carroll (Whitecross) played guitar on the album. Certainly a departure from his usually hard rock sound. I fully suggest giving this one a listen, it’s a nice piece of little known CCM history.

1 – Surrender – 3:42
2 – The Lord Is My Rock – 3:38
3 – Always On Time – 3:12
4 – Pray On It – 4:57
5 – Let God Save The City – 5:49
6 – I’ve Got The Victory – 3:03
7 – Lay Your Hands On Me Lord – 3:55
8 – Stop This World – 2:41
9 – Tough Love – 4:06
10 – Forever – 4:58
11 – Always On Time (Reprise) – 0:48

Arranged By [Horn] – Dave Kneupper
Arranged By [Percussion] – Dave Kneupper
Drum Programming [Additional] – John Miceli
Drums, Drum Programming, Guitar, Backing Vocals – Tony Miceli
Executive-Producer – Kevin J. Wessner, Rick Brockner
Guitar – Rex Carroll
Lead Vocals – Fred Rerun Berry*
Mixed By – John Miceli, Tony Miceli
Producer – Tony Miceli
Programmed By [Synclavier] – Dave Kneupper, John Miceli, Tony Miceli
Saxophone, Flute – John Amato

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Distributed By – Spectra, Inc.
Distributed By – Christian Marketing Canada, Ltd.
Made By – U.S. Optical Disc
Recorded At – Starke Lake Studios