are a family group comprised of four sisters and one niece. The group was
actually formed in Havana, Alabama. They have resided in Tuscaloosa for several
decades. The desire to sing quartet style gospel music was instill in the
sisters at an early age. The sisters grew up singing, as many gospel singers
start out, in the church.
The group members are Chrishon Brown-Smith, Ora Brown, Abigail Brown, Mesha
Brown-Lanier, and Ms. Smiths daughter, Crystal Smith. Chrishon Brown-Smith is
the lead singer, songwriter, and arranger for the group. Her son Terrence Smith,
Jr., is the groups drummer. Other musicians for the group are Regal Moore,
Antonio Pearson and Marcilliaus McMillian.
In 2001, the group released their first CD, Philippians 4:13. In
2005, they released Crossing Over and Moving On. And, in 2011,
they released the CD that is the subject of this review, He Worked It Out
The songs on this project are God Will, Hold On,
Everything That I Do, He Worked It Out For Me, Mama's
Song, Wash Me Over Again, Jesus Made Me,
Who Do You Say I Am?, Hallelujah, True
Repentance, Little David, Wait I Say Upon The
Lord, Superwoman, So Amazing, and Young
Be careful when you put this project in your CD player because you might not be
able to stop hitting the repeat button. The project includes selections with
varying ranges in time from 3 minutes to 7 minutes 30 seconds. There are ten
songs that are each over 5 minutes in length.
It is difficult to single out any one particular song on this project so we
will not. For, the project does have something for everyone. Choirs will find
several songs that may become part of their performances. Praise and Worship
leaders will find songs appropriate for opening any service. Those struggling
with the ups and down presented by the lifes daily challenges will find
uplifting songs on the project. The group even put a song on the CD specifically
for the younger generation, Young People.
As you listen to the CD you will readily conclude that these ladies possess a
wealth of musical talent. It is not often that you hear a female group handling
two and three-part harmony very well. The