The First and Last Records Bought By Lutricia McNeal
Friday 27 November 1998
She is a legend. The real girl power. She has been very influential to me. It's a great album: she does a little bit of rock, with the whole Motown soul flowing through. "Proud Mary" is my favourite; it's about a woman working hard, making it in the world - it's about being proud, going for it when people say it's a man's world. Women are in high positions now, the sisters are really doing it for themselves.
Last Record: Celine Dion, Gloria Estefan, Shania Twain, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, Divas Live This is a soul-based compilation of old and new songs. It's great when powerful women with big voices come together. I consider myself a diva and if I got the opportunity, I would be on stage with All Saints and the Spice Girls. I like all the artists, but I admire Aretha Franklin the most. In the midst of "Chain of Fools", she says "excuse me for a minute", and you feel her power before she lets it rip. I get chilled when I hear her singing.
Lutricia McNeal's `The Greatest Love You'll Never Know/A Child Is Born' is released 7 Dec (Wildstar)
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