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Martha Wash
Martha Wash
Martha Wash
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
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All Artists: Martha Wash
Title: Martha Wash
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 4
Label: RCA
Release Date: 2/23/1993
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, R&B
Styles: Dance Pop, Soul
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636605227, 078636605241

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G. Mitchell | Los Angeles, CA United States | 01/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's a sad comment on the music industry that Martha Wash had to SUE various records labels for ripping off her vocals for other big hits (BLACK BOX, C&C MUSIC FACTORY) to finally get a shot at making her own debut album, but here it is! If only more people bought it like me. If you love house beats and fierce, lung-busting vocals, how can you deny the triple threat of the CD's open trio of dance hits: WHATCHA GONNA DO, GIVE IT TO YOU, and RUNAROUND - all hammered at dance clubs in the mid 90s. Featuring production and writing by TODD TERRY (before EBTG) and BRIAN MORGAN (before SWV), Martha's range goes from house to gospel to R&B to power ballad and uptempo pop/dance in the blink of an eye, never losing focus or strength - I just wish some label would give her another shot to bless us with a new CD!!"
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have a long-standing appreciation for the vocal power and artistry of Martha Wash. First on background/featured vocals for the late Sylvester, then as one of the Two Tons of Fun, to a lesser degree as a Weather Girl [because of the triteness/novelty factor of some of those tunes], then as a featured vocalist, sometimes uncredited, for a variety of club music acts. From her first appearance, she was a singer to watch!

On MARTHA WASH, her first official solo album, she does her typical masterful best, belting out her heart on a series of upbeat, gospel-influenced [and sometimes, themed] dance/r&b tunes, and a few ballads. Ms. Wash, quite simply, can sing circles around just about anybody. One thing I truly appreciate is that she is not a screamer for screaming sake. She is a vocalist of great artistry, as well as power. She can shade a tune just right to build drama. I defy anybody not to appreciate her vocal majesty in Carole King's "Someone Who Believes in You," an incredibly beautiful ballad that she completely makes her own, and yes, makes you BELIEVE.

The club cuts are all a cut above, and, not just because of the power vocals. They are above-average tunes in and of themselves. They are among my favorite tracks to which to work-out.

Everything about this project: the singing, the musicianship, and the tunes themselves, is above average.

If you love r&b and gospel with a strong dance/club flavor, and extremely beautiful and strong vocals, this set is not to be missed, and can be picked up for a steal of a price.

Big, Bad, Bodacious Belter!
Reginald D. Garrard | Camilla, GA USA | 02/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Wash is one of those talents that are rarely heard outside of the "club scene". That fact is great injustice for this singer possesses a voice that can alternately explode one minute and be gentel the next. The self-titled '93 release supports that supposition, with songs suited for the dance floor as well as the choir stand in a church. "Leave a Light On" "Carry On", and "Give It to You" are examples of the former, wherein "Hold On, Part II" can get one jumping up and shouting on the pews.Wash shows her softer side on "Now That You're Gone", a ballad lamenting a relationship gone sour and the reflective aftermath of its end. As the abandoned woman, Wash comes across as one that will rebound and stand the test of time.As a singer, she should continue to do the same."