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Soulful Divas, Vol. 5: Ladies Of Jazz N Soul
Various Artists
Soulful Divas, Vol. 5: Ladies Of Jazz N Soul
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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It could be argued that the soul-singing tradition came out of jazz as much as from gospel, and every so often it's bumped back up against the jazz mainstream. This collection spans 35 years of women jazz singers making th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Soulful Divas, Vol. 5: Ladies Of Jazz N Soul
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hip-O Records
Original Release Date: 6/16/1998
Release Date: 6/16/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Traditional Jazz & Ragtime, Vocal Jazz, Oldies, Vocal Pop, Soul, Traditional Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 076744009326

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It could be argued that the soul-singing tradition came out of jazz as much as from gospel, and every so often it's bumped back up against the jazz mainstream. This collection spans 35 years of women jazz singers making their pop crossover moves (Nina Simone's vibrant, torchy alto headed for the charts with "Do What You Gotta Do") and, occasionally, vice versa--Gloria Lynne, for instance, digs up the lyrics to "Watermelon Man." The most interesting stuff here, though, draws on the '70s disco production aesthetic to complement its vocalists' lush, time-stretching interpretations, like Randy Crawford's Joe Sample-penned "Last Dance at Danceland"; the later quiet-storm material has some beautiful singing, but too-generic arrangements. --Douglas Wolk

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I CANT BELIEVE I FOUND THIS CD!!!!!
Ben | Charlotte, NC | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""GO AWAY LITTLE BOY" WAS ONE OF MY SOUL-JAZZ FAVORITES...THESE SONGS - AND THE DIVAS WHO SANG THEM - ARE UNJUSTLY UNDERRATED, ESPECIALLY MARLENA SHAW, RANDY CRAWFORD, AND JEAN CARN (ORIGINAL EARTH, WIND & FIRE" LEAD SINGER!!)"