After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997.

After two decades of toiling in near-anonymity, Lee Williams & the Spiritual QC's burst out of their hometown of Tupelo, Miss., in 1997. Between its first two albums, the group took a huge step toward reintroducing the masses to the seminal art form of the gospel quartet. This new album will surely build on that momentum. Right on Time spotlights all-original material that could alternately wake the dead and warm the coldest heart. The title track is a relentless rocker. "Jesus Made a Way" is pumping gospel/R&B with an irresistible Stax/Volt soul groove, while "I've Found a Friend" is a stirring, bluesy ballad. Williams and crew continue to roll on, rock solid.—GE