Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (Hybrid SACD)
Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (Hybrid SACD)
Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (Hybrid SACD)
Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (Hybrid SACD)

Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (Hybrid SACD)

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Mighty Sam McClain - Vocals

Kevin Barry - Guitar

Lorne Entress - Drums

Bruce Katz - Organ, Organ (Hammond), Piano

Michael Rivard - Bass

Bennie Wallace - Tenor Sax


1 SACD, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES



Label : AudioQuest Music

Original Label : AudioQuest Music

Engineered by Michael C. Ross

Produced by Joe Harley

Remastered by Kevin Gray

Originally released in 1993

Reissued in 2020



  1. Give It Up To Love
  2. Too Proud
  3. What You Want Me To Do
  4. Here I Go Falling In Love Again
  5. Got To Have Your Love
  6. Child Of The Mighty Mighty
  7. I'm Tired Of These Blues
  8. I Feel Good
  9. Don't Turn Back Now
  10. Lonesome Road





"Give It Up to Love has been one of my all-time faves since its release in 1993. Producer Joe Harley correctly identified red-clay R&B vocalist Sam McClain as someone whose musical career was due for a new act. The album continues to be an audiophile go-to; this latest issue by Analogue Productions generously spaces out 11 tracks over two 45 RPM LPs. The sound was already standard-setting, whatever the format, thanks to engineer Michael C. Ross's superb 'get.' I can pretty much tell within moments how my system is sounding by hearing a few beats of Mighty Sam's vocals and listening to guitarist Kevin Barry sliding down over the frets at the top of 'What You Want Me to Do.'" Sasha Matson, Stereophile, February 2021.

McClain sings soul with incredible power -- he knows when to pull the punches and when to cool it down. "Give It Up to Love," the title track, acknowledges his gospel roots; he performs it as a vocal prayer to God asking for wisdom, love, and strength. Bruce Katz's contributions on B-3 Hammond organ expands McClain's sound, particularly on the "Green Onions"-influenced "What You Want Me to Do." The sparsely effective arrangement on "Here I Go Falling in Love Again" brings McClain up front as he cries of being a soul stripped to the bare bones. Kevin Barry's funky bass blows while McClain declares himself as a child of God in "Child of the Mighty Mighty."” AllMusic Review by Char Ham


Ratings :

AllMusic : 4 / 5 , Discogs : 4.4 / 5

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