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“Daphney Hilton creates holiday nostalgia with her rendition of "Noel," fashioned from the traditional carol, "The First Noel." Hilton's "Noel" is a cozy jazz/soul remake of the Christmas hymn, textured with her sultry alto and melodic background repetitions of "Noel, Noel, He is the king of Israel." The single is also featured on the project, Silverwood Holiday Music, Vol. 1.”
“Daphney has sung alongside such as artists as Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Yolanda Adams amongst others. This makes it all the more surprising that this is her first album. Listening to the CD reveals an artist who sounds like an established gospel singer that has been around for some time. This is reflected in growing airplay on US radio and becoming Editor's Pick in Gospel Music Fever (whatever that is). Of the 13 tracks here, Daphney has contributed to the songwriting on 11 songs so expectations are running high. The album opens with the funky "In His Presence", other great tracks include the slightly retro "Everyday", the more traditional sounding "I Call Him Mine" and the gentle reggae influenced "I Will Go". The diverse musical influences and crisp, rich voice are very apparent here and make the album more attractive to those not seasoned gospel music devotees. ”
“GMF Editor's Top 10 Picks of 2012”
“Gospel USA Magazine Top 30 Independent Gospel Songs Chart. #9”
“A gifted woman of passion, talent, and purpose, Daphney Hilton is here to inspire and encourage the world through gospel music.”
“Monday, September 24, 2012 "I Call Him Mine" Daphney Hilton From the famous Caravans' catalog, contemporary gospel singer Daphney Hilton revisits the James Herndon-penned pearl "I Call Him Mine." Dedicating the tune to her mother, who sang it to her as a child, the Atlanta-based singer and minister arouses the traditional number with her sultry contralto atop rich, multi-layered background vocals. Hilton knows just how to finesse "I Call Him Mine," presenting it as a fine cover of the sweet love song the Caravans introduced nearly 50 years ago. ”