THE COMO MA­MAS Move Up­stairs

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

Dap­tone If you’re search­ing for au­then­tic­ity, it doesn’t come any realer than The Como Ma­mas. Orig­i­nally caught in ac­tion on the

Co­moNow show­case of Mis­sis­sippi singing stars in 2006, Ester Mae Smith, An­gela Tay­lor and Della Daniels are gospel singers in the truest sense, singing, hol­ler­ing and tes­ti­fy­ing with pride and de­vo­tion. Like their

Get An Un­der­stand­ing re­lease in 2013, Move Up­stairs has a time­less­ness with the sis­ters and their cousin cre­at­ing the kind of gritty, raspy, hard-hit­ting gospel which soars with ev­ery hosanna. On Out of the Wilder­ness, Glory Glory Hal­lelu­jah and the ti­tle track, you’re wowed by the way in which the trio’s vo­cal power so vi­brantly uses the gen­tle, min­i­mal back­ing of the Dap­tone house band to cre­ate su­perbly mov­ing songs with a life-af­firm­ing qual­ity all of us should ap­pre­ci­ate. face­­co­mo­ma­mas

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