May 15th 2002
Downing - Sensual
never really got the props he so richly deserved. His last release 'All
the man you need' was
a delightful set (which I loved) but never made any noise in the
stores (sales wise). With this in mind we come to his latest effort
that's on a new label (GRP) and he again has produced another fine
collection of soul music.
Right off there
are five terrific cover versions of some classic soul tracks from
years past 'Just Don't
Want To Be Lonely' (Main
In Your Eyes' (the
late Ephraim Lewis),
'If I Ever Lose This
Jones and others) and
a brilliant version of Michael
Can't Help It'.
rest of the album is a listeners delight of high quality modern soul
music. 'Almost Like
Being In Love',
(co-penned by Armsted
Christian) is an
excellent track that can really grab you for all intensive purposes.
is a sweet move-slow ballad, that will receive extensive airplay on
any 'quiet storm' radio formats, whilst 'Don't
Talk To Me Like That'
are a real treat. A very nice set indeed do check it out it's
available in stores now.
Listen to 'I
can't help it'
Tales of Wonder:
Celebrating Stevie Wonder :LP (Concord
has influenced a lot of people with his music and there's been
artists alike who are also fans of his work. I think it's safe to
say that Nnenna
Freelon is one such
fan. The 5 time grammy nominated vocalist will release her next
album consisting entirely of Stevie Wonder reininditions. The album
called 'Tales Of
Wonder: Celebrating Stevie Wonder',
will be in stores on June 11 and will feature all together a
collection of 11 tunes written by Stevie and reinterpreted by Nnenna
in the jazz spirit.
Also collaborating on the project is an impressive collection of
jazz musicians including guitarist Chuck
Loeb, percussionist Bashiri
Johnson, bassist Gerald
Veasley, and drummer Woody
Some of my personal Stevie
Wonder songs are present here including the popular ballad 'Overjoyed',
the unmistakable 'My
Cherie Amour', 'Another
Star' and 'All
In Love Is Fair.'
This one should not
be overlooked though it won't be out for a couple of months so when you
can find it pick it up. A TY-D
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