Making her first professional appearance at a Duke Ellington sacred concert in San Francisco at the age of 22, Queen Esther Marrow has gone on to perform with such legendary figures as Mahalia Jackson, B.B. King, Chick Corea, Harry Belafonte, and Bob Dylan. Marrow's debut release in the U.S., God Cares, finds her backed by the Harlem Gospel Singers, a 13-member choir she founded in 1992. The traditional-flavored project features Marrow and choir performing a number of gospel classics, including "Working on a Building," "God Cares," "How I Got Over," and "Precious Lord," among others.
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AllMusic Review by Tim A. Smith