Friday, April 26, 2013

Pre-Release CD Review: The McCrary Sisters: All The Way

The McCrary Sisters
The supremely-talented singing McCrary Sisters, Alfreda, Ann Deborah and Regina have scheduled the release of their 2nd CD, "All The Way" on April 30, 2013.  This CD is a follow-up to their 2011 debut CD, "Our Journey". "All The Way" was produced by Kevin McKendree & Tommy Sims and it includes 10 McCrary Sisters' original songs, plus take on the Tom Hambridge/Gary Nicholson gem, "Skin Deep". They also recorded a new song written by Bonnie Bishop/Jimmy Wallace entitled, "Right Where You Are". In a previous blog I mentioned how I admired the song writing skills of Bonnie Bishop, and this song proves she is still going strong! Joining The McCray Sisters on "All The Way" are some exceptional musicians: Rob McNelley/Akil Thompson/Tommy Sims (Lead Guitar), Kevin McKendree/DeMarco Johnson/Jeremy Nixon (Keyboards), Dwan Hill (Organ), Quentin Ware (Trumpet), Dana Robbins (Saxophone), Steve Mackey/Anton Nesbitt/Tommy Simms (Bass), Derrick Phillips (Drums).

It's hard to classify or define the genre of the music The McCrary Sisters create because it is part Gospel, part Soul, part Funk and a large measure of R & B. It is unimportant because these girls can sing! The theme of this CD tells the story of the continuation of The McCray Sisters' journey. The McCray Sisters' songs are inspiring as they sing of loving and living life and keeping a positive attitude through all that life brings.

The Sisters were raised in a home where singing was always present and was reinforced in their church. While this is only the 2nd CD for the group, all four sisters have experience singing professionally in one form or another for years. The result of all this singing experience for these talented women has transformed their four voices into a powerful sound filled with passion and soul. This group is moving into national recognition, and this new CD will move them even quicker.

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