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Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Read "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

A capella group Take 6 produces little more than an extended play CD with its holiday offering, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Ten songs clocking in at a slim 33 minutes make the disc a disappointment, save for that precious 33 minutes where the sextet does what it does best: sing. Opting for a majority of secular carols, the group concentrates largely on the popular Christmas canon. Most outstanding among the 10 selections is the ...

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Take 6: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Read "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

A recording act that's been around a while eventually presents a holiday album. Take 6, the a cappella jazz group whose roots lie on the campus of Oakwood College in Huntsville, Ala., brings The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. Claude V. McKnight III formed a group known as Gentlemen's Estate Quartet, which was later joined by Mark Kibble. After a few lineup and name changes, the group became Take 6 in 1987. The group has earned several ...

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Take 6: The Standard

Read "The Standard" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

From the first notes of “Sweet Georgia Brown," the listener knows this will be a treat. The a capella vocal group known as Take 6 updates several classic with vigor on The Standard, and their swinging harmonies set them apart from other vocal acts.Claude McKnight, elder brother to R&B star Brian McKnight, co-founded the group in 1980 at a parochial college in Alabama. Though there have been many personnel changes, the style was unbending: blend six voices in ...