The Persuasions - Sincerely

Saturday 1st February 1997
The Persuasions - Sincerely

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
LABEL: Bullseye 9576

Reviewed by Tony May

The veteran acapella quartet of 30 years' experience offer here their finest work since their celebrated early recordings. Some superb gospel tracks here. The session opens with a sound harking back to the legendary black gospel quartets of the classic years with the powerhouse spiritual "Building A Home". A cleverly compiled song is Sister Wynona Carr's "Life Is A Ballgame" which uses images of well known personages from the Bible as though they were participating in the said sport. "Change In My Life" is a particularly potent gospel track which will really get your toes a-tapping. The title track has an unusual arrangement which makes the song more invigorating than usual, while top track of the 10 has to be the sheer fun of "Who Stole The Chicken?". This is an immaculate vocal group of sheer polished class, with the rich lead voice of Jerry Lawson, Jimmy Hayes' cavernous bass and Joe Russell and Jayotis Washington providing the trimming. Warm and wonderful, masters of the genre.

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