“Panama was indeed the cream of the crop and has been the vehicle for some of the baddest musicians and vocalist the City of Chicago has had to offer, many of them having their humble beginnings with the Panama group. After several years of honing skills and being in demand on every arena imaginable local and worldwide, the core ladies of this great group Panama, have decided to come together once again to do a tribute to a legacy that they helped to build. Mae Koen has been in demand for her supreme vocal harmony skills for artists as diverse as Willie Dixon and Aretha Franklin. Shawn Christopher has also been in high demand, having several solo releases and fronting the band Sonia Dada, bringing the band to the level of success unprecedented. Diane Madison, also a scholar, has lent her beautiful angelic colorful voice to many a major artist, including Gene Chandler, Otis Clay, and Aretha Franklin. Nanette Frank, the powerhouse vocalist who has become in demand all over the world having toured extensively in Asia and the USSR and enjoying great success with her CD, Room for One More.” – Gail Dee