Soaring vocals from Angela Clemmons – a set that really has an amazing range, and a depth of sound that goes way past the usual from Epic Records at the time! Angela's got a way of stretching out right from the start – inflecting the lyrics with a rich power that easily matches or ... (Soul) read moreCD
Bebel Gilberto —
Tudo ... CD Portrait, 2014. New Copy ...
Bebel Gilberto's really grown a lot over the years – and here, she emerges strongly as a fully-formed artist with a voice that's all her own – and a style that doesn't need to rest on the laurels of her famous family legacy! The album's easily one of the most interesting we've ever ... (Brazil) read moreCD
Think what you want – we think this is a damn great soul album! Sure, the record was a crossover classic that got played to death back in the 80s – but give it a listen now, and you'll be stunned to hear how fresh it sounds, and how much it reminds you of all the British soul acts that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Staple Singers in a direction none would have guessed a decade before – a half-pop, half-arty approach to the dancefloor – served up in a surprisingly nice batch of jaunty tunes! The approach here mixes electric rhythms with the deeper soul vocals of the group – often putting ... (Soul) read moreCD
An obscure post-A&M album from Paul Williams – recorded in Nashville with a bit of country-styled instrumentation – yet still undeniably in the best Williams mode of the 70s! There's a bit more confidence here than usual – nothing too dramatic, just a little more punch in ... (Vocalists) read moreCD