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CD Review: The Como Mamas' 'Get An Understanding' -- 3 stars
'Get An Understanding'
THE COMO MAMAS
In 2006, Brooklyn's Daptone Records' enthusiasm for exploring the roots of soul took them to Como, Mississippi, where they recorded local gospel singers a cappella for the collection "Como Now." One of the acts featured was the Como Mamas (Ester Mae Smith, Angela Taylor and Della Daniels), who now receive their own album. Simply put, "Understanding" is gospel like it's meant to be: Praise lifted skyward in song. Smith's towering voice, buoyed up by the harmonies of Taylor and Daniels, creates an indelible sound that is deeply human in its approach to the divine.