Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B
On her debut album, this vocalist blurs musical genres into a style she describes as "folk funk." With fluttering soprano vocals, Grant soars through rhythmically melodic R&B ballads simmering with acoustic sensibilities. ... more »
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On her debut album, this vocalist blurs musical genres into a style she describes as "folk funk." With fluttering soprano vocals, Grant soars through rhythmically melodic R&B ballads simmering with acoustic sensibilities. "Lil' Red Boat" sails on a buoyant melody that's helmed by wistful yet optimistic vocals. "I Love You" beats a prideful drum by employing a spare arrangement that taps an acoustic piano to support the tender lyrics. "I'm in Love with You" is a beautiful tune spiced by bluesy harmonica by Stevie Wonder, who lends the track a down-home feeling. "Deeper" weaves a rhythmic folk tale of hope to the cadence of a chipper, bouncy tempo. Emotionally, angst competes with promise on many tracks, but the set's positive force always prevails. --J.R. Reynolds
A wonderful cd!
ba-sia | Texas | 05/15/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was a surprising find! When I first heard "Little Red Boat" I thought Angel was an interesting artist...but one with a musical style too close to Folk music for my taste.Yet, when I saw her perform on television, she quickly proved me wrong! Among my favorites is "Anyway", Angels empowering response to an impending breakup,along with the innocently sexy and flirtatious "Hey You." One last pearl is the mournful ballad, "Not Here"....perfect for those times when one must embrace the sorrow in order to overcome it. This is a woderful cd by an artist with an endearing voice."
My little red boat with a different float !
ba-sia | 12/01/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Angel Grant CD is excellent, really mellow and full of wonderful ballets. However, I was disappointed to find out that the radio version of "My little red boat" the reason I purchased the CD is not the same version on the CD. The version on the CD is much slower and doesn't have the flare of the radio version.
Overall, it was a good buy but with a little disappointment."
Truly an Angel
ba-sia | 01/09/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In a music world that lacks originality and substance, Angel Grant's debut CD produced by hitsmakers, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis stands out. As is usually the case, only one song, Lil' Red Boat received any airplay at all. I loved that song and shortly after hearing it, I had the opportunity of seeing Angel perform a "mini-concert" on BET. I was at the record store the next morning to purchase the CD. This is a truly remarkable CD. Credit goes to Jam and Lewis, for being willing to devote their time and energy to a new artist who doesn't have the mainstream style, and will probably get considerable less airplay than others they have produced; most notably Janet Jackson. As much as I like Lil' Red Boat, my favorite cut is Knockin', a cute little song about a guy who is quite pleasing to the eye, but has an IQ in negative numbers. I listen to this song over and over again. Other favorites are Deeper, Anyway, and Whenever You Cry. The truth of the matter is every cut on the CD is a favorite. For those persons who are usually only exposed to top 40, mainstream music, my advise is try Angel, you'll like her."