Soul Survivor: The Best of Mighty Sam McClain
One More Bridge To Cross

Original Release Date: June 8, 1999

The best of Mighty Sam McClain is the best of a superb traditional musician. His rendition of the gospel number "Lord Will Make a Way" is equal to any recording. [For those unfamiliar with gospel blues this has been recorded by Marion Williams, Sister Ernestine Washington, Blind Boys of Alabama, the Abyssinian Baptist Choir ... i.e. there are many great recordings.] Whether speaking of love, heartbreak or religion the emotion of the vocals comes through as if the emotion comes from the very core of Sam McClain. The backup band remains true to McClain's traditional blues-soul-gospel sound - the sound is not "retro" in the sense of trying to sound like its precursors but is a natural accompaniment.

Some of the most heartfelt Soul I have ever heard! Sent shivers down my spine and got me teary eyed on a few songs ("Who made you cry"). Play him often on The Crazy Coyote Blues and Jazz Power show 1490 KOTY Yakima Nation Radio in South central Washington state.