Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Can't Make It on My Own
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
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booknblueslady | Woodland, CA United States | 08/03/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Francine Reed is mesmerizing! Power, strength, deep, rich voice with a hint of bawdy mischief! Francine Reed possesses a voice unlike any other in the music business. It is a shame that more people have not discovered her. In this day of weak and reedy women's voices, it is thrilling to find a woman who can sing with assertiveness and assurance and utter confidence in her femininity.Francine is not a woman to back down and take a back seat to anyone. She proves this through the use of her powerful weapon, her voice and choice of songs. She sings in celebration of love, as well as freedom from love. She is alternately bawdy, brazen and self assured and sated. She doesn't do heart-broken and weak. She doesn't pine. In Francine's world there is always other fish in the sea. She is determined and ready to go on as she says on another cd "one monkey don't stop no show."Can't Make It On My Own is Francine Reed's second cd. Her first, which I wanted to review, I Hope that You Love Me is know longer available. Do grab it if you find it. Francine continues on Can't Make It to produce soulful blues songs which celebrate life, love and her brand of femininity. The cd abounds in energy and fun. The listener is treated to a woman who is assertive, joyful and fun-loving.There are many songs on this cd which stand out for me. Love Without Mercy, You Bug Me, Not by Man Alone, Stop Me Before I Love Again, Broken Hearts Row and Been There, Done That. Delbert McClinton joins Francine Reed on You Bug Me. It is a duet that works well and they sound like they are having fun while singing it.Francine sings that she is not complaining on Love Without Mercy. As it turns out it is something we could all use a bit of. It is worth being late for work as she claims.After listening to Francine Reed sing, one realizes what a wise decision Lyle Lovett made when he hired her as a back-up vocalists in 1985. I certainly hope that her solo career continues to expand, because she is a woman with a powerful voice, and great talent."
Powerful women never gets the blues!
booknblueslady | 09/24/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I first saw this lady opening for lyle lovett in vail, co. What a memorable performance! I had to hang onto my seat so I wouldn't fall off! Don't miss a chance to hear her and hopefully you'll get to see kirk james opening and see some true talent!"
Francine can't be beat!
booknblueslady | 12/23/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As fans of Francine since the 70s, we've always enjoyed her joyous, earthy style. No one can get a room goin' like Francine!"