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Pot of Gold
Alice Russell
Pot of Gold
Genre: R&B
 
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All Artists: Alice Russell
Title: Pot of Gold
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 12/9/2008
Album Type: Import
Genre: R&B
Style: Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Love this album
Maverick | NV | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Alice has an incredibly soulful voice. Her arrangement on "Crazy" was remarkable. I love the song from Gnarls Barkley; so I was surprised to find her remake of it, in a completely different style, equally pleasing. I've never heard of this group before, but after listening to it on AOL Free CD Listening Party, I had to buy it."
Simply Soulful
Kellie Mccorvey | 03/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the 1st Alice Russell CD I've bought, and it is phenomenal. I bought it after hearing a snippet of her cover of "Crazy" by Gnarls Barkley, and the purchase was worth it for that song alone. She delivers across the board, though, with classic soul, neo-soul, jazz and pop. I highly recommend this CD is you like Amy Winehouse, Jill Scott, Lauren Hill or just good music."
Pushin' on...
mondo | LA, CA | 12/26/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The former First Lady of Tru Thoughts has re-emerged after much touring and shopping her new record around. Alice Russell is finally sharing her "Pot of Gold". A fine sophomore effort on her own label Little Poppet/Six Degrees. Alice rides out the live set for us this time reminding us of her Quantic Soul Orchestra work with Will "Quantic" Holland. You may be used to Alice singing over tracks that have glitches of futurism and programming but this time out it's straight live funk and it holds your attention mainly because of that set of pipes she unleashes on us. The opening two funk stormers lead the herd out the gate as strings and tight drum snares set the tempo for upbeat 4/4 rhythms reminiscent of Stax soul- "Turn and Run" and "Two Steps". From there she jumps to a bit of Afrobeat on "Living the Life of a Dreamer". This is where you realize that Alice Russell is not just Alice Russell but her ensemble who each, from the horn section, to the bassist- Alex Cowen, to violinist- Mike Simmons truly feel what they are putting down on tape. Let me just say that it's the voice ultimately that really is incomparable no matter how many Amy Whinhouse-Duffy-Joss Stone comparisons are out there. No one but NO ONE can fake what Miss Russell so easily shares. There is nothing tragic, nothing dramatic about her life it's all in the voice, music and phrasing of lyrics she shares with us. "Let us be Loving" is one of the other highlights that simmers with slow building funk that finally explodes on each chorus. Then there's the smoldering Gnarls Barkley cover of "Crazy" that is just as classic for it's approach in arrangement. She revisits samba on "Universe" and the album closer "All Alone" seems to sum up her views on us and society..."Look the city streets are burning. Everyone of us looks on. Seems our minds were meant for turning...Turning on." If you ever read this Miss Russell Thank you and please don't stop. For the rest you let this be your starting point to delve into her back catalog and check out what you've been sleeping on."