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Album Review

A CD-only compilation features over an hour of their best tracks from the Flying Fish label.

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Essence

While researchng material for a Harriet Tubman feature, I found this collection EXTREMELY helpful not only in capturing the spirit of the period, but the pure essence of the voice as well. Do enjoy!

Highly recommended!

A remarkable acapella album, with the full range of emotion that Sweet Honey brings to the work of music-making: sweetness, wisdom, sassiness, truth spoken to power -- and more, all in one truly pleasure-filled recording. My first and favorite in a wonderful genre.

Moving rendition of Ella's song

Especially appropriate with the acquittal of Zimmerman.. "Until the killing of a black man, black mother's son is as important as the killing of a white man, white mother's son."

We cannot rest until it come.

Biography

Formed: 1973 in Washington D.C.

Genre: World

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Sweet Honey in the Rock are a dynamic, virtuosic, all-female a cappella group with a repertoire rooted in African choral, blues, gospel, and jazz. Earning an international following since their inception in 1973, the group use only body- and hand-held percussion to accompany their vocalizations, if using any accompaniment at all. Formed in Washington, D.C. by Bernice Johnson Reagon, then vocal director of the D.C. Black Repertory Theater, the ensemble has changed membership over time, with over 20...
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