James Cleveland

Back to Back

  • AllMusic Rating
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

The mid-line compilation Back to Back alternates between songs sung by Rev. James Cleveland and Shirley Caesar. Both of these influential and acclaimed gospel singers are usually heard with congregations and choirs during this collection, as with the fiery Caesar-led rendition of "The World Didn't Give It To Me," and "I Know It Was the Blood" which is mostly sung by a choir, with Cleveland delivering a verse of "Amazing Grace" in the middle. The sound quality is less than perfect, but this is a great sampling of highlight performances from both Cleveland and Caesar.

blue highlight denotes track pick