Henry Stone Music

Gwen McCrae – The Gig and Soul & Jazz Record (October 1975)


“When you finish listening to this album you will know that Gwen McCrae is for real. She’s not the fabled ‘one-hit’ artist that you have heard and read about, that has a smash hit and is never heard from again. Cuts like, “It’s Worth The Hurt” and “He Don’t Ever Lose His Groove” prove that this lady knows what she is doing. Gwen can cook on a tune like her smash hit, “Rockin’ Chair,” then be as equally dynamic single a ballad. With her phrasing and handling of the various tunes on this album, it is evident she has paid all the dues. This is an exceptionally well produced L.P.”