A Cappella Dreams (JD251)

  1. I Have a Dream
  2. There's a Train
  3. In The Ghetto
  4. She's A Lady
  5. Don't
  6. Good Luck Charm
  7. Ain't No Sunshine
  8. Dock of the Bay
  9. The Clock
  10. Steal Away
  11. When She Was My Girl
  12. Rainy Night in Georgia
  13. Please Send Me Someone to Love
  14. Peace in the Valley
  15. When the Saints Go Marching In

The Persuasions have logged some serious miles driving from town to town over the years to deliver their a cappella message. To amuse themselves on the road, they sing old favorites: songs they perform in their shows, their own versions of songs of the day, and, of course, the good old stuff they've known since they were kids. This disc boasts the good stuff, including covers of Elvis Presley, Bill Withers and Otis Redding. Each selection is a song the band has known and jammed on and thought about for many years, over a lot of rough roads.


The Persuasions continue to be the most significant A Cappela group recording today, having firmly established their credentials through the years on some mighty important releases. The recent Grateful Dead and Beatles CDs were brilliant. But this one is closer to home, in more ways than one. We get a greatest hits package of Memphis and Stax-style soul music. - D. Sean Brickell