Move Upstairs (j19)
The Como Mamas are a gospel trio from Como, Mississippi and the latest additions to the Daptone stable. ‘Move Upstairs’ follows their 2015 release and is an album of soulful traditional gospel tunes that hark back to the early 60s – raw, stripped back and full of feeling. “Move Upstairs,” pounds like a freight train while the tempo is more laid back on the engaging ‘Come Out The Wilderness’. The playing and production allows plenty of room for the strong lead vocals and harmonies to shine – “Counts Your Blessings” is a powerful gospel-funker, ‘I Can’t Thank Him Enough’ is an hypnotic call and answer song while the stunning ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ is superbly dark edged. Great stuff.