I must confess that I bought "This is Regina" purely based on the "word of mouth" custom,after some English friends' suggestions.It was an excellent purchase,indeed.
She is immediately recognizable and she is the admired"darling icon" for legions of gay music lovers all over the world.
No doubt,Ms.Belle has currently one of the top-notch voices on the planet,and her skills and sense of music are timeless and unique,beyond and above all trends,fashions and styles(Pop,Smooth Jazz,Old School,Neo-School,Soul,Quiet Storm,Urban Adult Contemporay...).
Maybe now it's time for her to move to a higher ground,jazz,and make a jazz covers album,AT LAST!
I am pretty sure that she can do a very good job in the jazz field,too(how can we forget what she was able to do on the tribute album"To Grover,with love",playing along with S.Cole and G.Duke "Just the two of us"?).Mesmerising!
And that track(along with some songs from "This is Regina") is still on the top of Contemporay jazz and Soul charts all over the world,most notably in EUROPE,yes in our Europe!
Top jazz radio stations,like Jazz FM in UK or Radio Capital in Italy,still have(after months from its release) the track"Just the two of us"in their August playlists!
It means that it works!
Check it out ,mates!Please!|