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Liz McComb “Soul, Peace & Love
Dr. Bobby Jones host of BET Gospel, lists Liz McComb as one of the world's premier vocal stylists. Billboard Magazine wrote; her “masterful mix of R&B, jazz and fervent gospel is stirring and surefooted enough to stand in the company of Aretha Franklin's 1972 classic, “Amazing Grace,” yet remaining unique and singularly inspired.” Gospel Flava.com wrote; ‘she's simply awesome!' in reviewing her latest album “Soul, Peace & Love, Volume 1.”
The sixth child in a brood of seven children, McComb began singing at age three. She and her sisters sang in a group called the Daughters of Zion growing up in Cleveland's Glenville neighborhood. She honed her acting and performance skills as a member of the Cleveland community theater and the Karamu House before leaving for New York with the hope of becoming a Broadway star. Encouraged by her cousin, she sent a tape to a European promoter who flew her to Europe to sing as one of the Jean Austin Singers. A short time later she became the opening act for the legendary late gospel singer Bessie Griffin.
Liz McComb has called Paris, France her home for the past two decades and recorded a dozen fine albums for EMI in between infrequent concert appearances here in America including New York's famous Carnegie Hall and the 2007 New Orleans Festival.
This album pairs the mesmerizing musical talents of Liz McComb with her brother Clarence McComb on drums, internationally known bassist, Leroy Ball and an assortment of outstanding musicians and singers including The Five Blind Boys of Alabama, Bubby Fann and choir, Dyapason the ebullient voice quartet from Guadeloupe, Al Hobbs, the Eastern Star Church Choir and the Maitrise de Paris, directed by Patrick Marco plus others...WLSR