The McCrary Sisters Album ReleasePop/Rock
The McCrary Sisters have impressive résumés — together and apart, they’ve appeared on records by Bob Dylan, Buddy Miller and Dr. John. The daughters of Fairfield Four founding member Samuel McCrary, they have gospel chops they show off to good effect on their new full-length, All the Way. The record skews to pop — the way Ann, Regina, Freda and Deborah’s voices blend in front of funk-soul rhythm tracks displays The McCrary Sisters’ knack for hard-driving music that never descends into cheap piety. “Victory” stomps along in post-Parliament fashion, while “Let It Go” and “Right Where You Are” are gospel-pop confections that reshape ’70s soul techniques. All the Way is the modern-day equivalent of a late-period Staple Singers album on Stax. The McCrarys’ vocal approach is subtle, which suits their equally sure-footed mixture of secular ecstasy and religious discretion.
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