The Como Mamas are a funky trio of Gospel singers from Mississippi, consisting of sisters Angela Taylor, Della Daniels and their friend Ester Mae Smith. They have been singing together since they were all children in the Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Como, Mississippi and together they both explore and expose the funkier side of gospel music.
First album, Get an Understanding, was an all a capella favourite among many gospel fans and in December of 2015, the Como Mamas flew up to New York to appear as part of the Daptone Super Soul Revue and played three nights at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.
Whilst there, Daptone grasped the opportunity to record these glorious singers at their studio and booked a recording session for a few days after the show. For this The Como Mamas were backed by The Glorifiers Band, consisting of top Daptone musicians Homer Steinweiss, Thomas Brennek, Bosco Mann, and Jimmy Hill. The result is an album of raw soulful traditional gospel where Angelia growls the lead on its title track, Move Upstairs and on the flip side to this first single Della counts her blessings over a grinding four minutes of gospel-funk.
Full of joy and the bounce of Spring first single, Move Upstairs is perfect for this Sunny evening…listen above.
Available May 19th, you can pre-order the Move Upstairs from here..