New York Daily News Review on The Persuasions Chesky Records release, "Persuasions Sing U2."
"I could tell, even over the phone, that these guys were something special." - Frank Zappa
"These guys are deep sea divers. I'm just a fisherman in a boat." - Tom Waits
"They are to singing what Muhammad Ali was to boxing---invincible, innovative, original, beautiful."
- The L.A. Weekly
"The Persuasions' style is a perfect marriage of passion and intelligence." - Greil Marcus, rock critic and author
"One of the hundred best works of the 1970s" - Rolling Stone referring to their 1977 album, Chirpin'
"The Persuasions are four parts of one voice, one spirit." - Mix Magazine
"These all-vocal, instrument-free heroes paved the way for today's platinum a cappella acts, Take 6 and Bobby McFerrin, as well as the retro-hip-hop styles of Boyz II Men and Color Me Badd." - Cash Box 1996
"That The Persuasions---the godfathers of the movement---guys who were singing a cappella on the street corners of Bedford-Stuyvesant, N.Y., long before Boyz II Men were even Babiez II Men, are sometimes overlooked is a howling injustice, in five-part harmony." - The San Jose Mercury News