“..One of the more welcome contemporary musical trends involves the restoration of Seventies soul stars through judicious alliances with younger artists – not always from apparently congruent genres.
The latest is Betty Wright – here seamlessly partnered with The Roots.
This is a different case from the others, however: -
- rather than try and find some new sonic backdrop to showcase Wright’s still powerful vocals, her co-producer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson has opted to replicate the slinky light-funk style that characterised her earlier hits-
- a Miami sound originally marked by Hamilton Bohannon’s keyboards and Little Beaver’s rhythm guitar.
The album plays to her strengths -
- as befits a woman who has sustained a career as producer of, among others, Joss Stone’s breakthrough sessions…”
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