Gabbie McGee - Mississippi’s Daughter (2010)

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Most people have heard the encouraging saying:  "Home is where the heart is."  Gabbie McGee's southern charm can be attributed to the deep roots of her native Mississippi .  The admiration for the family that raised her and people who shaped her life is manifested on McGee's sophomore disc, Mississippi's Daughter.   Her tribute to the place which started it all also documents joys and lessons learned from childhood to the present.     

Most people have heard the encouraging saying:  "Home is where the heart is."  Gabbie McGee's southern charm can be attributed to the deep roots of her native Mississippi .  The admiration for the family that raised her and people who shaped her life is manifested on McGee's sophomore disc, Mississippi's Daughter.   Her tribute to the place which started it all also documents joys and lessons learned from childhood to the present.     

Mississippi's Daughter is a pleasing palette of many colors wrapped in a soulful package.  "Afterwhile, Afterwhile," spiced with a cool jazz flair, sums up her optimistic attitude about life by quoting a verse from the popular spiritual, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."  The 80s-flavored quiet storm ballad, "Help Wanted," exposes McGee's vulnerable side: "Don't believe me when I say I'm fine."  Her eclectic influences from Ella to Ledisi run all over the ambitious "SOUL.JAZZ.AMPLIFIED./How I Got Over It"; a musical menu of funk, rock, jazz and Broadway.  Finally, the core of Mississippi's Daughter is the gospel-fueled "Oak Tree," McGee's moving salute to several generations of her family.   McGee focuses on feeling right at home on Mississippi's Daughter and brings her audience on this wonderful tour.

Notable Tracks:  Everything

Vocals:  4.0 stars
Music:  3.5 stars
Lyrics:  4.0 stars
Production:  3.5 stars
SoulTracks Call:  Highly Recommended

By Peggy Oliver

 
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