A cappella sensation TAKE 6 [Alvin Chea, Khristian Dentley, Joey Kibble, Mark Kibble, Claude V. McKnight III, David Thomas] defies category. The instantly recognizable and irrepressible ten-time GRAMMY and Dove winners are a perfect representation of what Duke Ellington called "Beyond Category." TAKE 6, who holds the distinction of being the most GRAMMY nominated vocal group in history, is truly unique in their sound: Six angelic and refined voices united in crystal clear harmony against a rip tide of syncopated rhythms, ornate arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B and pop flavor. With ten GRAMMY Awards, ten Dove Awards, two NAACP Image Award nominations, and one Soul Train Award under their belt, members of TAKE 6 are 'musician's musicians' who have won praise from such luminaries as Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder. Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston. They have even played the White House.
The multi-platinum selling sextet releases their highly anticipated Shanachie Entertainment debut, ONE, on MARCH 27, 2012.
"TAKE 6's unique genius is unmatched on today's music scene, and I can't wait for the world to feel the joy and brilliance of their new album. They never sounded better," states VP of A&R, Danny Weiss.
The title track and first single from TAKE 6's new recording ONE captures the genius behind what has made the a cappella powerhouse a phenomenon for decades. The sure to be chart- topping single has an equally admirable video that features cameos from everyone from Stevie Wonder and Brian McKnight to Lalah Hathaway. Stevie Wonder also joins TAKE 6 on ONE in a stirring rendition of his own beautiful composition, "Can't Imagine Love Without You."
Other highlights on the CD include the groups own songs like "Working In You" and "Done My Best" and brilliant re-workings of such gospel stalwarts as "What A Friend We Have In Jesus", "Farther Along" and "Take The Lord With You."
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Down Here I've Done My Best
Can't Imagine Love Without You (with Stevie Wonder)