Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Getting Late in the Evening - The Miller Singers

The Miller Singers
It's Getting Late in the Evening
Sharp Records 2010

The Miller Singers is a family group from Birmingham, Alabama that specializes in down-home, traditional gospel music. Their sound is raw but genuine, recalling the bass-driven soul gospel that was particularly popular in the 1970s.

It's Getting Late in the Evening, the Miller Singers' seven-track CD for Sharp Records, is hit-and-miss. The group shows potential on the up-tempo "Some How" and the closer, "Oh Church," and the harmonies on "Yes, Jesus Loves Me" are lovely. The musicians keep a steady, rhythmic firmament for the singers. On the other hand, the group has difficulty tightening up the harmonies on, and arrangement of, "Something On My Mind."

More than likely, the Miller Singers are best enjoyed live and interacting with an audience or congregation. Should they decide to do another CD, therefore, they might want to make it a live recording.

Two of Five Stars

Reviewed by Bob Marovich for The Black Gospel Blog.

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