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Sincerely
The Persuasions
Sincerely
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
 
For over 30 years, the Persuasions have been making a cappella records that are both hip and timeless. Not to be confused with its hybrid, doo-wop, a cappella is that smooth-as-a-cool-breeze harmonizing, sans instrumentati...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Persuasions
Title: Sincerely
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rounder Records
Original Release Date: 7/16/1996
Re-Release Date: 2/2/2009
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Vocal Pop, Soul, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 011661957626, 4015698578928, 011661957626

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For over 30 years, the Persuasions have been making a cappella records that are both hip and timeless. Not to be confused with its hybrid, doo-wop, a cappella is that smooth-as-a-cool-breeze harmonizing, sans instrumentation, that filled the night air like smoke rings under a streetlamp. When you hear the sweet tenor of Joe Russell, the harmony of Jayotis Washington combined with the potent lead of Jerry Lawson and thunderous bass of Jimmy Hayes you will hear and feel the true sound of a cappella. And they still ain't got no band!

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CD Reviews

These guys get better with age.
rickey l. esteves sr | 05/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"On "Sincerely," the Persuasions have a new sound. It's deeper, more fulsome, and richer. At this stage of the game, face it: they're all baritones. They seem to have gotten better with age, especially Jerry Lawson, who knows his way around a song like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. I defy anyone to come up with a more infectious track on any Persuasions album than "Building a Home." And the Colonel or Popeye's Chicken are crazy if they don't pick up the group's "Who Stole The Chicken" for a commercial jingle. This is a winning performance, start to finish, with some of the most moving performances in the group's repertoire, especially "Five Hundred Miles" and "Change in My Life." For novelty that reminds of The Ink Spots and Golden Gate Quartet, there is "Life is a Ballgame." There are only four guys on this one, but they sound like a full choir."
Best Persuasions Since The Capitol Days!!
rickey l. esteves sr | 08/12/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Persuasions' most recent releases, the tribute to Zappa and the adorable children's CD "On The Good Ship Lollipop" are most excellent!In fact their new gospel CD "Sunday Morning Soul" is magnificent. But if you want a real true Persuasion sound, style and variety all in one, well this is it. I had the priveledge to speak with Jerry Lawson, lead singer, arranger, producer and he agrees. It's his favorite too. Unfortunately Rounder Records did nothing as usual to promote this masterpiece as well as any other Persuasion CDs they now own. Rounder never knew what they had and therefore neither does the public. The Persuasions are living legends, a national treasure and this CD is one brilliant piece of evidence. By the way be sure to pick up their next masterpiece "Might As Well" being released 10/10/00"
Long live the kings
rickey l. esteves sr | san francisco, ca United States | 01/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As always when it comes to the Persuasions,it's a pleasure.Check out how they take the old "500 miles" and put magic on it..."