From her solo R&B debut in 1999 through the release of her sixth album in 2012, Angie Stone issued a new studio set every two or three years. Millsap and Stone co-wrote the majority of these ten songs with a core group that included Candice Nelson, Balewa Muhammad, and Teak Underdue, among others.
Mary Bergin - Rileanna/Reels: The Flogging Reel/The Ivy Leaf/Trim the Velvet 2:27. Mary Bergin - Poirt/Jigs: The Maid on the Green/The Mooncoin Jig 2:47. Mary Bergin - Rileanna/Reels: Eileen Curran/Lomanach Cross/Billy Brocker's/Miss. 3:13.
As with its predecessor, How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol.2: Early American Religious Music and Song combines a mere handful of well-known performers from the golden age of American Folk Music with a number of more mysterious names.
Kim Burrell - Is This the Way Love Goes?. Kim Burrell - Let's Make It To Love 3:57. Kim Burrell - Jesus is a Love Song 7:22. Kim Burrell - Love So Pure 3:22. Kim Burrell - Love Me In a Special Way 5:17.
Judith Christie McAllister - Sound the Trumpet (Reprise) 6:38. Judith Christie McAllister - Just for Who You Are 6:24. Judith Christie McAllister - We Love You Jesus 4:09. Judith Christie McAllister - To Our God/Nobody Like the Lord 5:39.
Soaring with with grace and beauty, the a cappella harmonies of South African supergroup Ladysmith Black Mambazo were selected from over 40 albums for this excellent collection of spiritual songs. As the most famous ambassadors of Zulu iscathamiya, a musical style characterized by high-voiced lead singing layered against four-part harmonies, Ladysmith Black Mambazo released the first African album to achieve gold status (sales of 25,000) with 1973's Amabutho.
Formed in 1974, Black Uhuru had been recording singles exclusively when the trio joined forces with the highly regarded reggae producer Prince Jammy for their debut album, Black Sounds of Freedom (originally released in a different mix and titled Love Crisis).
Antoinette McKenna / Joe McKenna - Man of the House/The Dunmore Lasses/The Ivy Leaf 2:11. Antoinette McKenna / Joe McKenna - Bird in the Tree/The Sunny Banks 2:10. Antoinette McKenna / Joe McKenna - Rambling in the Meadow 2:35.
James Lloyd - Here We Go 4:15. James Lloyd - For The Duke In Me 5:11. James Lloyd - Play It Forward 4:08. James Lloyd - No Holds Barred 4:03. James Lloyd - Y-Town, Y-Not?. James Lloyd - Moving Right Along 4:18.
Bluey - Caught Up In The Grey 3:58. Bluey - Dance To My Drums 1:33. Bluey - I've Got A Weakness For Your Love 4:34. Bluey - Poetry Of Life 4:48. Bluey - Hold On 5:23. Bluey - Saints And Sinners 4:49. Bluey - Trippin' On This Feelin' 4:25.
It's an inspired move showing that, 30 years on from their debut album, bandleader Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick still has his finger on the pulse. While longtime singers Maysa and Vanessa Haynes remain a vital part of the setup, the former kicking off proceedings in style with the bass-driven funk of "The Less You Know," the latter channeling the divas of the Studio 54 era on a cover of Queen Yahna's '70s cult disco classic "Ain't It Time," it's the new recruits who steal the show.
Crystal Bowersox crystallizes the American Idol paradox: it showcases singers who specialize in sounds and styles the record industry has left behind despite the large audience hungering for new vocalists in that style, but when they succeed on Idol, they then get their rough edges sanded off, so they wind up as just another singer.
Najee - You, Me and Forever 4:52. Najee - Fly with the Wind 3:52. Najee - Give It All We've Got 5:04. Najee - Biggest Part of Me 5:48. Najee - Air 6:10. Najee - Wave 5:25. Najee - Signature 5:02. Najee - Butterfly Girl 5:20.