James Earl Hardy
August 27, 1993 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Angie & Debbie

Current Status
In Season
Benjammin', Capitol

We gave it an A-

Those Winans — the reigning First Family of gospel — never cease to amaze. Four of the brothers (Michael, Marvin, Carvin, and Ronald) come back after three years with a joyful collection — including an outstanding cover of Lou Rawls’ ”Tradewinds” and a lovely duet with Lalah Hathaway — only to be bested by their younger sisters, Debbie and Angie. On their debut, Angie & Debbie, the ladies turn it out with Whitney Houston on ”Light of Love,” get funky à la TLC on ”Flashback,” and work the tear ducts with a couple of haunting ballads. Sibling rivalry never sounded so good. A-

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