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Covered ~ Macy Gray
Covered ~ Macy Gray
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
* * * and half

"Covered" isn't just a collection of familiar songs given the Macy Gray treatment -- it's a frequently funny journey through what makes Macy Gray Macy Gray, with celebrity guests visiting to offer advice (like JB Smoove advising she wield a sword on-stage, or Nicole Scherzinger saying she should sing more Alanis Morissette songs).
Fortunately, all of it's enlivened by Gray's ability to (mostly) deliver strong performances that don't sound like they've been labored over. With her keyboard-led live band in tow, Gray mashes Eurythmics' "Here Comes the Rain Again" with Radiohead's "Creep", Kanye West's "Love Lockdown" with Nina Simone's "Buck".
Her choice and… Read more
Bring It On Home ~ Joan Osborne
Bring It On Home ~ Joan Osborne
4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
* * * * stars and half.

Joan Osborne is no stranger to covering vintage soul, R&B, and blues.
She did so on 2002's How Sweet It Is and 2007's Breakfast in Bed, and in the documentary film Standing In The Shadows of Motown [DVD] [2003].
Joan Osborne has also flexed her muscles as a producer for the Holmes Brothers, capturing their live vibe better than anyone else.
For "Bring It On Home", Osborne once more digs into the soul, blues, and R&B wellspring.
Co-producing with Jack… Read more
Here We Go ~ Peter White
Here We Go ~ Peter White
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy on the ear., 22 Mar 2012
The follow-up to 2009's "Good Day", Peter White's 13th studio effort, 2012's "Here We Go", features more of the adept smooth jazz guitarist's lyrical and lightly funky cuts.
Sticking primarily to his acoustic nylon-string guitar, White mixes in keyboards, various percussion instruments, saxes, and horns to create various moods throughout with the primary vibe being one of relaxed joy.
To these ends, we get the steamy R&B-infused cut "Time Never Sleeps", the languid instrumental pop of "Our Dance", and the club-ready dance number "Joyride".
Adding to the sophisticated aura of the album are guest appearances by such artists as David Sanborn, Andrew Neu, and Kirk Whalum. M… Read more

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