Ramiyah - Ramiyah

Saturday 1st November 2003
Ramiyah - Ramiyah
Ramiyah - Ramiyah

STYLE: R&B
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8266-8019
LABEL: Columbia 5134692
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 1

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Reviewed by Tony Cummings

There’s already a major buzz Stateside about these sistahs and one listen to “Here We Go (Holla)” will explain why, a sinuous groove with a nag-at-you hook, a rap from one of the ladies and a vibe you know will be lighting up radio land. Elsewhere, the foursome’s switched leads, swirling harmonies and funky beats concocted by a bevy of top R&B men ensure that the impact is maintained. Only a rather tiresome intro and one-too-many ballads stop this from being a stone classic. But if you want quality R&B gospel with more than a hint of Destiny’s Child attitude yet hopefully avoiding that group’s bump’n’grind banality, these soulful sistahs are surely going to hit big.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Intro [Listen]
2. Here We GO (Holla) [Listen]
3. Just Stop [Listen]
4. The Reason [Listen]
5. Turn IT Out (Remix) [Listen]
6. I Told You [Listen]
7. The Reason Ftg J Moss [Listen]
8. Don't Nobody Know Ftg Kierra Sheard, Dorinda Clark-Cole & Karen Clark-Sheard [Listen]
9. Interlude (Gils Solo) [Listen]
10. Waiting [Listen]
11. Donīt Look Any Further [Listen]
12. Things We Want [Listen]
13. Covered [Listen]
14. Interlude [Listen]
15. You Never Left Me [Listen]
16. Interlude [Listen]
17. Turn It Out [Listen]

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Product Description
The combined efforts of 19-year-olds Tracy Bryant and Delurian Burton and 18-year-old Sherise Staten and Stephanie Bonner have been likened to Mary Mary, Trin-i-tee 5:7 and Out Of Eden, and the girls have already had a song of theirs featured on the soundtrack of the new Cuba Gooding Jr / Beyonce Knowles film, 'Fighting Temptations.'
Ramiyah, who hail from Detroit, are already being described by critics as 'the future of gospel music.' This, their debut offering, has been lovingly put together by PAJAM - one of the hottest, most in-demand production teams on the scene at the moment.

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