Album: Joss Stone, The Soul Sessions Vol. 2 (Stone'd/S-Curve)

 

A "revisitation" of the idea which launched Stone into the crossover jetstream: ballsy, mannered reconstructions of what the word "soul" might once have stood for.

 Here she is doing it again with top-notch players in Nashville, including Delbert McClinton and Ernie Isley. It's high-class karaoke, covering the Chi-Lites, Dorothy Moore, The Dells, Womack & Womack. Girl's got taste. And, as ever, she convinces most at the blowtorch end of her range.

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