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The Como Mamas

Soul gospel trio from Como, Mississippi

Armando Bellmas
Armando Bellmas
The Como Mamas

Today on Ecléctico you're listening to a soulful gospel trio from Mississippi, The Como Mamas. They're backed by the Glorifiers Band, a quartet made up of musicians from Daptone Records, their record label. You'll go deeper with an excerpt from an article by Max Savage Levenson on Bandcamp Daily.

"Out of the Wilderness" by The Como Mamas
2017 | Soul gospel trio from Como, Mississippi

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Ester Mae Smith, Angela Taylor, and Della Daniels grew up together in the segregated town of Como, Mississippi, in the 1950s. In the half-century since, the three have remained best friends and Como residents, regularly singing together at their childhood church, Mt. Moriah. It has only been in the past decade, as the trio has entered later age, that they have solidified their friendship into a musical ensemble—the Como Mamas.

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Thematically, the album [that this song is on] is grounded, fully, in the culture of the church. As [singer Della] Daniels recently explained, “In Como, church is it,” and these songs, all of which are interpretations of old traditionals and spirituals, focus on themes of redemption, gratitude and the glory of a higher power. Yet it’s hard to approach these sentiments solely through the lens of religion; the Como Mamas lived through segregation in a largely impoverished town, and have seen tough times become, at least on surface level, less so.

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