17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
ENCORE !...but more jazz covers or standards with next CD !,
This review is from: This Is Regina (Audio CD)
With her new album "This is Regina",Regina Belle,one of the most loved contemporary vocalists proved herself a jazz/soul artist of immense talent,with great melodic boldness coupled to an excellent pop singer's ear for a communicative song.
Billie Holiday often comes to mind and Belle's hit song "Oooh Boy" is probably a future standard.
Often linked to Celine Dion (both the vocalists reached the stardom with Walt Disney's film productions,but Celine was unexpectedly blessed by more luck) for the incomparable elasticity and power of their prodigious vocals,Regina has to think now that it's time for her to start to work on a new,more jazz oriented project,following the step of her clever peer Natalie Cole...
If in the pop arena she has to compete with best-selling,commercial artists with little substance,beeing a full-fledged jazz super-vocalist,focused totally on the songs and on singing more than on the pop chart,Regina will reign supreme and with no contenders at all.