Mary Mary - Thankful

Thursday 1st June 2000
Mary Mary - Thankful
Mary Mary - Thankful

STYLE: R&B
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 2072-2678
LABEL: Columbia 7012760265
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1
RRP: £9.99


Reviewed by Kwaku

This young American female duo look set for big things both on the secular and gospel market. That's because they have very attractive vocals and the use the very same musical styles and beats currently popular within secular R&B. But somehow, even though their lyrical content is very much gospel-based, they've managed to appeal equally to the secular market. For example, their first single, "Shackles (Praise You)", has been a big hit in America and a favourite among R&B fans in the UK. That's been mainly through the support of the secular market. You have to hear funky cuts like "I Got It", "Joy", the Destiny's Child-featured "Good To Me" and the rap-laced "I Sings", to understand these young girls' appeal. They are no slouches when it comes to soulful ballads either - cuts like "Can't Give Up Now", "What A Friend", or the velvety harmonies-backed "Be Happy" and "One Minute", They close by going very churchy on "Wade In The Water", I love acts like Mary Mary who can appeal to young gospel lovers and the secular market, where I'd argue gospel music is needed even more. I can't recommend this album enough to any soul and R&B fan!

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Thankful [Listen]
2. I Sings [Listen]
3. What A Friend [Listen]
4. Shackles (Praise You) [Listen]
5. Can't Give Up Now [Listen]
6. Be Happy [Listen]
7. Joy [Listen]
8. I Got It [Listen]
9. Somebody [Listen]
10. Good To Me [Listen]
11. One Minute [Listen]
12. Still My Child [Listen]
13. Still My Child (Interlude) [Listen]
14. Wade In The Water [Listen]

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Product Description
Sisters Erica and Tina Atkin's highly acclaimed debut album offering funky R&B gospel alongside powerful ballads steeped in soulful intensity. Includes the hit single 'Shackles (Praise You), Still my child, What a friend'.

Reader Comments

Posted by Shay in Oakland CA @ 04:31 on Dec 6 2006

Hi, Mary Mary! I just wanted to say that u guys are my favorite gospel artists. i really apperciate your dedication to your music and to God. Thank you for doing what the Lord has directed u to do, cus ur leadership, and songs have inspired me and helped me spiritually. I am forever greatfull. Thank you once again, Shay!!!
~ps: Continue to the will of God and allow him to lead you...... God is Good!!! All the time!!!!



Posted by Darren in United Kingdom @ 23:48 on Apr 16 2006

Every1 in the UK knows Mary Mary there the koolest girl duo eva made



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