RAMBO McGUIRE : Rambo Classics. (Stow Town Records : STR3170)
Rambo McGuire is an acclaimed family group that has a long legacy of singing Christian music. The group began over 30 years ago as a husband and wife duo with GRAMMY and Dove Award-winning artists and songwriters Dony McGuire and Reba Rambo-McGuire. The duo dynamic continues today, but mostly they perform as a trio with their daughter Destiny Rambo McGuire joining them on vocals. Dony and Reba’s son Israel Anthem McGuire adds to the family mix by playing percussion. This release features 14 new recordings of favourite Rambo McGuire songs, and is an ideal place to start for new listeners of this group. Primarily a southern gospel outfit, the members of the group also tackle soulful numbers, such as “Precious Jesus”, and big production songs like “For What Earthly Reason” and “He Looked Beyond My Fault.” Vocally, they can’t be faulted. Both lead vocals and harmonies are superb. “Sheltered in the Arms of God” is a touching song. Reba caresses each word of the song, especially when she sings the line “He Walks with me.” Praising the Lord with “There’s Nothing My God Can’t Do,” the band declare that “Mighty God can take a heart and make it His own.” I’ve been looking forward to hearing this album for a little while and I’m pleased to say that I haven’t been disappointed. 8/10.