Picks and Pans Review: Prime Cuts

updated 10/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 10/14/1991 AT 01:00 AM EDT

>"We Give You Thanks" THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS Singer Ann Bennett-Nesby and a sanctified choir offer an electrifying, radio-ready gospel. From The Evolution of Gospel (Perspective/A & M)

"Freedom Cried" VINNIE JAMES Until Springsteen's next album arrives (it'll be about 1997, it seems), this fiery urban rocker makes a nice substitute. From Ail-American Boy (RCA)

"Aspen" RIPPINGTONS Russ Freeman delivers a fusion melody as pristine as a winter wonderland. From Curves Ahead (GRP)

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