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4.0 out of 5 stars Superior funky soul, 30 Dec. 2010
This review is from: Soul Fever (Audio CD)
Marie Lyons is not a household name but she brings to mind quite a few, this is a quality album recently issued on CD that will hopefully bring her music to a wider audience. Soul Fever mixes heavy grooves with more singer songwriter- esque material, if I had to compare it to another album with such a range of tempos I'd probably choose Marlena Shaws, The Spice Of Life. There are tracks here that are pure manna to someone like myself who got in to soul through the sampled breakbeats of hiphop and dominant throughout is a voice of such soaring strength... she constantly evokes James Brown at his finest, though maybe there's one too many songs reigning in the voice to sing in a Carol King mode. A great surprise and well worth a listen.
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