Tommy Hicks And The Gospel Harmonizers - Leave It Alone

Published Wednesday 6th February 2008
Tommy Hicks And The Gospel Harmonizers - Leave It Alone
Tommy Hicks And The Gospel Harmonizers - Leave It Alone

STYLE: Gospel
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 44375-13649
LABEL: Catlou

Reviewed by Mike Rimmer

It's been seven years since Cross Rhythms Villas were sent a Tommy Hicks album to review so this new release is very welcome. "Come To Bring A Message" sets out the group's stall pretty well with a nice groove and an old fashioned rawness. The two false endings and clavinet driven funk also give it a nice edge. Tommy Hicks is a good old fashioned gospel shouter and the group simply deliver a stripped down funky sound that if you enjoy the Blind Boys Of Alabama or classic Mighty Clouds Of Joy, this will definitely appeal to you. Of course this has the fraction of the budget but with strong songs and great performances, it really ministers. The testifying "I'll Fly Away" is great and songs like "I Won't Forget" and "Glory Land" are definite examples of how much soul music owes to gospel. I love "God Got His Eyes On you" which features some great vocal work. Basically if you're after soulful, good, strong, old fashioned gospel, then you'll love the vibe of this.

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Reader Comments

Posted by rodney in charlotte, nc @ 20:45 on Aug 25 2008

Wow, very moving and strong! The sound quality wasnt the best, but the talent is certainly there. Tommy has a very strong delivery, and keeps the listeners attention. Being that quartet is almost a forgotten music form, it's good to see that some is still living that old fashion Christian way!

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