Rickie Byars Beckwith is Georgia Anne Muldrow’s mother. Rickie is also music and arts director at the world famous Agape International Center in
Culver City, California. It comes as no surprise that after releasing a dizzying array of albums, Georgia’s latest and most poignant full length would be
titled “Owed To Mama Rickie”.
Yes... “Owed” instead of “Ode”, the obvious play on words speaks to a promise from daughter to mother to finally release an album that taps directly
into her spiritual roots. Still laden with the signature bass heavy, drum snapping funk of her production, the vocals this time around are rich with the
soulful musings of the ancients.
Songs like “Dr. Feelgood” warn of sugardaddies preying on the weak with worldly posessions while “More & More” (a duet with grammy nominated
singer BILAL) reminds you to love yourself, friends and family. “Ez Duz It” is a funky groove about life in the neighborhood while “All In All” and “The Key”, channel energies of the ancestors to cleanse both mind and spirit.
“Owed To Mama Rickie” is a powerful listen from beginning to end with NO skipping. If you loved the “Early” album, consider this a natural progression
in Georgia’s recording career from past to present.