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Shades of Blue
Francine Reed
Shades of Blue
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
 
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Though she's a relative newcomer to recording (Shades of Blue is her third album), Francine Reed has the pipes of an experienced vocalist. Her voice has richness and depth, not to mention versatility; she handles everythin...  more »

      
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All Artists: Francine Reed
Title: Shades of Blue
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Compendia
Release Date: 9/21/1999
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B
Styles: Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015095959522, 015095959546

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Though she's a relative newcomer to recording (Shades of Blue is her third album), Francine Reed has the pipes of an experienced vocalist. Her voice has richness and depth, not to mention versatility; she handles everything from classic jazz ("I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues") to up-tempo blues ("Wrong Man for the Job") to sensual ballads ("A Touch of Love"). She's even got a little bit of rock & roll in "455 Rocket." But it's when she's delivering those shivery, heated love songs that Reed really shines, whether her subject is love lost in "When Love Was New" or love found in "Beyond My Wildest Dreams." There's no doubt that Reed, who toured as part of Lyle Lovett's band for a decade, can carry herself as a solo act, and we can look forward to much more from this fine vocalist. --Genevieve Williams

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One of the best in the genre
evan bernstein | atlanta | 11/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As one of the best recording stars in her genre, Francine Reed excels in her latest album. She plays locally in Atlanta, GA frequently and the only regret I have is that you cannot experience all of the richness, complexity, and wit of this amazing person on her CD that you get live."
Shades of Blue
evan bernstein | 12/20/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Francine Reed has proved herself to be the best female blues artist singing today. This cd is very satisfying because it includes some great jazz numbers. In time Francine will raise to the top in the blues scene."
I don?t normally write reviews...
evan bernstein | 01/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"but I had to share about this one. I'm very happy to have discovered Francine Reed. This particular CD is just addictive. Jazzy, bluesy... it's simply mesmerizing."