Style: Genre-bending gospel; compare to Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar, Blind Boys of Alabama

Top tracks: "If Jesus Can't Fix It," "Jesus Kind of Man," "We Will Overcome"

Gospel's pioneering contemporary quartet celebrates fifty years of genre-expanding recordings by putting their fifteen greatest musical moments on one single disc. In typical gospel fusion fashion, the Grammy-winning group—often tagged as the "The Temptations of Gospel"—run the gamut from toe-tappin' tent revival to retro R&B and interactive four-square worship, reminding listeners of why the group has been a favorite tourmate of mainstream dignitaries like Marvin Gaye, the Rolling Stones, and Paul Simon. But it is the charming southern-soul walkup of "We Will Overcome," and the seamless track cataloguing that truly demonstrates the legendary outfit's historic appeal.

Subscriber access only You have reached the end of this Article Preview

To continue reading, subscribe now. Subscribers have full digital access.

50 Year Celebration
Our Rating
3 Stars - Good
Average Rating
(not rated yet) ADD YOURS Help
Release Date
March 1, 2011
EMI Gospel
Browse All Music Reviews By: