Peggy Scott-Adams began her career in 1968, and has been a star of soul and blues for over 40 years, but she has never forgotten her gospel roots, as evidenced by her new album Back to the Roots on her own Nora Records label. This is not Ms. Adams’ first foray into gospel, as she had an earlier gospel album called God Can and He Will, and the gospel roots of her singing are evident even on her secular releases. But this new album consists of 10 classic gospel songs and new compositions, including “Hold to God’s Unchanging Hand” and Twila Paris’ “Lamb of God.” Back to the Roots may not be what fans of Peggy Scott-Adams were expecting, but, as the title says, it returns her not only to her Christian upbringing, but to the foundations on which soul and blues were built. 

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