Genesis, the young mixed vocal group that provides the background, offers quality harmonies and in some instances is given center stage, where they certainly belong.

No stranger to the recording studio, Hayes – who hails from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, just north of the Wisconsin/Illinois border and near Kenosha – already has two independent releases under her belt (1985’s Reach Out for Jesus and 2003’s Build Bridges Instead of Walls). She also provided lead vocals on two CDs by Rev. C.L. Fairchild and the Voices of Greater Faith.

Meanwhile, Hayes established the Lt. Robert Hayes and Aaron Hayes Memorial Scholarship and Youth Basketball Foundation (www.bobcatandgoat.com) in memory of her deceased sons.

One can only hope that on her next project, Frozene Lott Hayes focuses entirely on old-time churchy, traditional, bluesy songs, even recording some gospel chestnuts like “My God is Real” and “I Surrender All,” which would really demonstrate her ability to get the house.

Three of Four Stars
Posted by Bob Marovich

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