Vivian Green ~ Love Story
When Philly soul sister and former Jill Scott backing singer Vivian Green nails a jazzy supper club vibe--as she does on songs like "What Is Love?" and the impossibly sad "No Sittin' by the Phone" from her lovely Love Story
debut--you feel more elegant just listening to her. Green has one up on her hero, Barbara Streisand
--she writes her own songs, credibly draws on the rich tapestry of gospel and R&B and she can play.
"24 Hour Blue" is equal parts funk and soul, "Superwoman" is a fluid, string-boosted call-to-arms for unappreciated women everywhere and "Music" is an impossibly hip midnight-hour declaration of love for her craft. Manicured but never bloodless, slick but not austere, A Love Story stands as one of the most confident, accomplished and sexy urban debuts in memory. --Kim Hughes