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    1. Supply And Demand
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    2. Nashville
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    3. Get Lifted
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    4. Amos Lee
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    5. The Definitive Collection
    6. The Best of Van Morrison
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    1. Supply And Demand
    by Blue Note Records
    Audio CD (03 October, 2006)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $7.99
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    Asin: B000HKDEA6
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Born to be mild? Amos Lee's sophomore effort for Blue Note follows firmly in the gentle guitar strums of his well-received 2005 debut and opening slots for Norah Jones and Bob Dylan. Little has changed the second time around, which will come as a relief to those enthralled by his first release. He remains a sensitive sort, mixing his insightful, reflective lyrics with lovely, unforced melodies played by backing musicians that stay on low boil. These tunes go down as smoothly as hot chocolate on a cold day, yet Lee brings an unassuming sincerity to the proceedings with his cozy, amiable voice. Comparisons to Bill Withers and James Taylor are accurate if inevitable, but when the gospel organ quivers into "Skipping Stone," it's clear Lee isn't stuck in a folk-pop rut.Read more

    Reviews (12)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Follow Up CD to "Amos Lee"
    I love this CD. I love the fact that Amos Lee is the type of artist who is true to his music and although he may not be considered "mainstream", music lovers will "get him" and his style. Sometimes, as I listen to the music of today,I get dishearted because I find no value in the music, no artistry. Well, "Supply and Demand" confirms to me that their is still real,thought provoking, moving,engaging,and creative artists around.Like his previous CD "Amos Lee", I love the lyrics in the songs."Shout Out Loud" is a great song to open with, and my teenagers ask me to play it over and over again...I have many favorites, including "Shout Out Loud", "Skipping Stone", "Supply and Demand", "Sweet Pea" ...o.k., I love the whole CD....In an age where you may get 1 or 2 songs on a CD that you really like, this CD is filled with songs you will love...Buy it, then enjoy!!!!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Superb
    This CD is a great follow up to his last CD. There are very few artists with the originality that Amos Lee has. If you enjoy any folk or easy listening this is a definite must to add to your collection.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This is an entertaining new CD from Amos Lee
    I love this new CD from Amos Lee.The first single is entitled Shout Out Loud.This song really puts me in a great mood.His guitar playing is so energetic here.My favorite track is Long Line Of Pain though.It is a beautiful song about personal loss and loneliness. Sympathize is an another highlight on this disc.Amos Lee's subtle voice is filled with compassion for people who are down on their luck.Southern Girl is Amos' tribute to thecharm of a girl from the south.Night Train is a very pretty love song. Skipping Stone is a bluesy sounding song about trying to move on after the loss of a loved one.Freedom is an interesting track.It is a reminder that the pursuit offreedom should not lead to violence.The lyrics of this song are true and thought provoking. Sweet Pea is a simple and sweet song about coming home to someone special.Careless is an excellent song about the betrayal of a friend.I love the feeling of loss and sense ofhurt in Amos' voice on this track. Supply and Demand is a very entertaining CD by a talented young musician and song writer. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Pop    3. Rock    4. Rock/Pop    5. Singer/Songwriter    6. United States of America   


    2. Nashville
    by Shout Factory
    Audio CD (26 September, 2006)
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    Asin: B000HEWGQA
    Sales Rank: 243
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Reviews (5)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Solomon's Country Heart
    As a previous reviewer already pointed out, at least in terms of artistic depth if not style, Nashville is a worthy successor to the wonderful "Don't Give Up On Me."
    5-0 out of 5 stars THIS WILL BE YOUR FAVORITE FOR 2006
    Solomon Burke singing country is the best thing to happen to Nashville.Take an artist who is always exactly who he is, bring in the finest producer (Buddy Miller), the finest musicians and writers and the finest duet pairings (Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris, Gillian Welch, Patty Griffin and Patty Loveless) to surround him and 14 songs later, you have yourself your favorite cd - like an old friend.It isn't Solomon Burke "playing cowboy."It is Solomon Burke being Solomon Burke and offering a point of view that fervently honors country music.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A Master At Work
    I am another long-time fan of Burke's, and am rapturous over his revitalized career. 'Nashville' picks up where the brilliant 'Don't Give Up On Me' left off, with Burke again wrapping his warm, rich pipes around songs worthy of them.
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    Subjects:  1. Country-Soul    2. Oldies    3. Pop    4. R&B    5. Soul   


    3. Get Lifted
    Audio CD (28 December, 2004)
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    Asin: B0002X314C
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Given the sped-up classic soul samples with which Kanye West has made his mark, it comes as no surprise that the producer/rapper would pick a tradition-minded R&B singer as his first big pet project. Legend first made his name on Philly's incense-clouded, '70s-obsessed neo-soul scene, then found his way to New York and became West's right-hand man in the studio. His patron's pop smarts serve Legend well--while many contemporary R&B records rely too heavily on a singer's cadence and skill to carry underdeveloped tunes, Legend and West have composed genuine songs like the perky "Number One," which has a lovestruck West jabbering that he no longer believes that "my heart don't got nothing to do with my penis." (It's way more convincing than Snoop Dogg's pledge of love on the next track, "I Can Change.") And even when the melodies are slight, West slides some nasty bass lines underneath, hinting at just enough of a hip-hop sensibility to keep the album from drifting into retro nostalgia. Yet Legend is no mere producer's plaything. His voice isn't immediately distinctive; he's neither as careworn as Anthony Hamilton nor as creamy as D'Angelo. But his gift for restraint sets him apart: the sex-as-drug metaphor of the title track is hardly fresh, but Legend delivers it smoothly enough to make it work, without pressing the issue. All bedroom come-ons have been used before. This late in the game, it's a matter of how well you use 'em. --Read more

    Reviews (348)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Classic
    Kanye found a gem in this guy.Production is amazing, John is amazing, go get this cd now.John's whole style is great....and a breath of fresh air into the R&B genre.

    5-0 out of 5 stars I've listened to this CD more than any other.
    John Legend's "Get Lifted" is the one CD I would listen to above all others (sorry, Madonna... it's a close call). And the new single, "Save Room," I just fell head over heels for. Something in my chest tightens when I listen to it. His voice is even smoother and sexier. I love the mellowness of his sound and a beat throughout it. Unlike what you see a lot in R&B, he wouldn't "whine", he doesn't get carried away singing. His voice is very well controlled, he sings like a professional, not just to show off that he can.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Impatiently Waiting for Round II
    I avoided this album for the longest time due to my dislike of "Ordinary People," however after hearing "Let's Get Lifted" one day I broke down and bought the album.What a great purchase!The creativity and musicianship on this album are stellar.Legend has created an album that crosses over the normal boundaries of Soul R&B, reminding me a lot of Hill's MISEDUCATION in terms of originality, quality, and overall mood.Certainly an album worth buying and I look forward to his upcoming sophomore release. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Contemporary R&B    2. Neo-Soul    3. Pop    4. R&B    5. Soul/R & B    6. Urban   


    4. Amos Lee
    by Blue Note Records
    Audio CD (01 March, 2005)
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    Asin: B00070G6Y2
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Though Amos Lee's music is frequently described as a fusion of folk and soul, such an equation fails to reflect the singular artistry of this impressive debut. Like labelmate Norah Jones (who guests on two cuts), the Philadelphia singer-songwriter recognizes the power of simplicity, distilling an emotional essence that cuts across categories. The opening of his "Seen It All Before" echoes Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"; the stunning "Arms of a Woman" channels Otis Redding's "I've Got Dreams to Remember"; "Give It Up" cuts a classic Bill Withers groove; "Black River" has the sound of an age-old spiritual; and the closing "All My Friends" follows Van Morrison into the mystic. Throughout the song cycle, the bare-bones arrangements behind Lee's vocal flutter reinforce an organic unity that transcends genre. For all of the debts he owes to the music of the 1960s and '70s, the results sound timeless rather than retro. In his cautionary "Soul Suckers," Lee sings that "nothing is more powerful than beauty in a wicked world"--and proceeds to prove it. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
    Amos Lee is by far someone you have to hear. His soulful voice, his beautiful melodies...a must have in your cd collection. It will be one of your best purchases.

    5-0 out of 5 stars New Amos CD!
    NEW YORK (Blue Note Records) - Amos Lee has recently begun recording his sophomore release for Blue Note. The Philadelphia native is tracking in his home city with the assistance of producer Barrie Maguire. A prolific writer at 27, Lee is in the process of whittling down a wealth of great new material he's penned since his successful self-titled debut. The album will document the soulful stylings of this exciting young singer/songwriter who is growing artistically by leaps and bounds.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I love this guy
    Amos Lee has a voice like a new set of guitar strings.(You may quote me.)I saw him on Austin City Limits, same show as John Prine.Became instantly hooked on his soulful style.Enjoy. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Folk-Rock    3. Pop    4. R&B    5. Rock    6. Rock/Pop    7. Singer/Songwriter    8. Soul   


    5. The Definitive Collection
    by Motown
    Audio CD (04 February, 2003)
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    Asin: B00007KQ70
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    After mounting successes with the Commodores during the late '70s, Lionel Richie exploded into one of the biggest stars of the '80s, then enigmatically disappeared from the music business for nearly a decade. Fourteen of the tracks on this 20-track anthology (which also includes a five-cut bonus disc compiled by Richie) topped the charts, ample testimony to Richie's remarkable success in shifting from the Commodores' roots in the Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye Motown to a pioneering career as a crossover balladeer. His willful drift to the middle of the road found that its yellow line was nothing but gold. This collection charts the singer's upbeat successes with his former band, segues gracefully into the ballads and party-lite sensibility that made him such an unlikely '80s icon, and touches on his late-'90s reemergence. A newly recorded duet with Enrique Iglesias on "To Love a Woman" suggests that the elder popmeister hasn't lost his touch; indeed, his voice seems more warm and soulful than ever.Read more

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    • Original recording remastered

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    3-0 out of 5 stars Definitive, No
    As a Lionel Richie fan I found this CD to be a farce, a misnomer.This release is anything but "Definitive", for one simple reason, when one comes to the selection, "Still", it is a shorten version for radio play, not the original.
    5-0 out of 5 stars It's Lionel... How do you go wrong?
    This has almost every song I like by Lionel Richie... ALL on one CD! What more can you ask for?

    5-0 out of 5 stars Great collection of songs by Lionel Richie
    Beautiful songs by such a wonderful and talented singer.I listen to this CD over and over again while driving my car.Definitely recommend this collection of love songs! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. R&B    3. Soul/R & B    4. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues   


    6. The Best of Van Morrison
    by Polydor / Pgd
    Audio CD (14 July, 1998)
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    Asin: B000009DDJ
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Van Morrison reputedly wasn't crazy about the idea of a greatest-hits package, and this set's haphazard programming--which leaps from period to period, style to style, tossing in two key singles by his mid-'60s band Them--speaks to his lack of involvement. Still, it rivals Read more

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    • Original recording reissued
    • Original recording remastered

    Reviews (104)

    5-0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect
    I had this disc once before and it was stolen. Loved it so much I had to buy it again. I wish it cotained Tupelo Honey and Into the Mystic. Other than that I love this disc . I recommend this to anyone. Whether you are a big fan or just only know a couple of his songs. Lively and uplifting. Great for traffic jams.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wondering why they call this guy Van the Man?
    Then you obviously don't own this CD. Fix that sometime soon. Any album with Brown Eyed Girl and a bunch of crappy songs is still worth a purchase, but you get lots more: Three good songs by Them (garage-band anthem Gloria, Baby Please Don't Go, Here Comes the Night) and several great songs by Van himself: the aforementioned Brown Eyed Girl, Sweet Thing, Moondance, And It Stoned Me, Domino, Jackie Wilson Said, Cleaning Windows and the previously-unreleased Wonderful Remark especially stand out, though there's more.
    5-0 out of 5 stars favorite cd?
    I bought this album in high school about 16 years ago.It's still probably my favorite album, though I now own a dozen of his others.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Album Rock    3. Blue-Eyed Soul    4. Celtic Rock    5. Folk-Rock    6. Ireland    7. Pop    8. Pop/Rock    9. Popular Music    10. R&B    11. Rock    12. Rock/Pop    13. Singer/Songwriter    14. Soft Rock   


    7. Moondance
    by Warner Bros / Wea
    Audio CD (25 October, 1990)
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    Asin: B000002KHF
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Van Morrison went a long way towards defining his wild Irish heart with his first two classic albums: the brooding, introspective Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars One of the all time greats in his finest form
    Van Morrison's Moondance is a great, soulful record from one of the best of the late 60's and early 70's. Featuring his finest collection of songs, the album has a little bit for everyone. Romantic songs like "Moondance" and "Crazy Love" as well as energy-filled tunes like "Caravan" and just great songs like "And it stoned me" help to make this one of the finest collection of songs ever assembled.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Just short of a masterpiece.
    A very relaxing album from Van, with plenty of great songs. Example? Try the opening one-two punch of And It Stoned Me and the title track, two of Van's most popular songs. But wait! Don't go away yet. There's also Caravan, a song that SHOULD be a classic butisn't quite, as well as Crazy Love and Into the Mystic, two songs I like but not as much as the first two and Caravan. It really is a shame about side two, since one song rises above the average level:Brand New Day, with a joyful chorus.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Great Music
    This is early Van Morrison and Great Blues from a Well Traveled Artist. I recommend you add this to your collection if your a Real Blues collector. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Blue-Eyed Soul    3. Celtic Rock    4. Folk-Rock    5. Ireland    6. Jazz-Rock    7. Pop    8. Pop/Rock    9. Popular Music    10. R&B    11. Rock    12. Rock/Pop    13. Singer/Songwriter    14. Soft Rock    15. Vocals   


    8. The Breakthrough
    by Geffen Records
    Audio CD (20 December, 2005)
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    Asin: B000BNTM32
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Nobody knows heartache like Mary J. knows heartache. But as she releases her seventh disc, perhaps more important is that nobody understands better how unquenchable our thirst to hear what it sounds like can be. Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars THE SINGULAR MARY J. BLIGE
    This CD rocks;it is strong from start to finish.I especially like the track, "Be Without You", the club version of this song is one of the best i have ever heard, I go to the clubs specifically to dance to it..if you can't move your body to that song you'd better check your pulse.This is Ms. Blige's best work to date, she just get's better with every new release.If you get into music with soul and passion, with more than a touch of groove, then you will not be disappointed in this CD.Highly recommended.

    5-0 out of 5 stars This really is fantastic...
    "The Breakthrough" really is one of the best albums of 2006 (I know it was released in 2005, but it was at the end of the year, has continued to be a big airwave-influence this year, and will be eligible for this year's Grammy Awards.)There is not one dud song on here.I personally like almost every song.The only one's I do not like are "Good Woman Down," "Baggage," "Ain't Really Love," and "Father in You." It is not that they are bad songs, I just can't personally relate to them right now or I am just not feeling those.All the other songs are outstanding for me, and I like this because even though I think Mary is probably speaking to people in these songs, as a Christian I am really able to speak many of them to Jesus and he speaks to me through them.Songs like "No One Will Do," "Be Without You," "Gonna Breakthrough" and "Can't Get Enough" can take on spiritual themes.And songs like "Take Me As I Am" and "Can't Hide From Love" are becoming faves of mine too.After the somewhat disappointing "Love and Life" (though I still liked it, I think all of Diddy's monotonous production weighed it down some), it rocks to see MJB coming back roaring like this.Also, there is a hidden bonus track after "One" that is a good dance song with a good message, even if the track does rip-off No Doubt's "Hella Good" somewhat.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Flawless!!!!
    Let me tell you that this is Mary's best in a while. Of course nothing tops "My Life". Every track has a purpose and everything flows well. This one is definitely a keeper. Her shows are absolutely amazing, and if anyone gets the opportunity should check her out. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Contemporary R&B    2. Pop    3. R&B    4. Soul/R & B    5. Urban   


    9. Earth Wind & Fire: Greatest Hits
    Audio CD (17 November, 1998)
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    Asin: B00000FC5H
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    It's the most complete single-disc collection of EWF chart rockers, and Read more

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    • Original recording remastered

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Earth, Wind, and Fire Get Spectacular Compilation Treatment
    Earth, Wind, and Fire was one of the most feel-good, uplifting, influential soul bands ever, and they will always be remembered for their diverse songs and exuberant performances in which many members got up on the stage and danced and sang.
    5-0 out of 5 stars What a POSITIVE MESSAGE from the past
    Just listen to "SING A SONG" and try not to sing along in a falsetto voice! It never ceases to amaze me that EWF's message was one of positivity, self esteem, and was UPLIFTING!
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent collection!
    I bought this CD about a year ago.It is a dynamic, excellent collection of Earth, Wind & Fire's best songs.They go from 1973 to 1981 with the hits and even included the heavily requested Reasons. When I first heard them in 1978, I thought that their 1973, 1974, 1975 and 1976 hits were all new, all off of one new album.But these songs from various years just showed me the massive impact they had in the '70s.The live band, the emphasis on horns and a complete band playing music and tearing it up.And funky songs like September, Serpentine Fire, Getaway, Boogie Wonderland and others. Maurice White's knew what he wanted out of this band and they're still doing it over 35 years later with live performances in 2006! Although I miss Maurice in the band, Verdine White, Philip Bailey and this other fellow are keeping his dream alive.Other favorites I like are Let's Groove, That's the Way of the World, the mellow After the Love has Gone and others.They chose a good 17 for this collection, and while it's not the most perfect, it fully compiles their success of hits and well requested songs! ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Disco    2. Funk    3. Pop    4. Quiet Storm    5. R&B    6. Smooth Soul    7. Soul    8. Soul/R & B    9. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues    10. United States of America    11. Urban   


    10. Stevie Wonder - The Definitive Collection
    by Motown
    Audio CD (29 October, 2002)
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    Asin: B00006JSS8
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Like the Beatles' Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Single Disc Collection of Stevie Wonder's Hits
    It needs to be stated at the outset that Stevie Wonder has more than just 21 hits. But this cd brings together the best hits from the 1960s through the 1980s. They are also remastered with the best possible sound. You get "Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours)," "Superstition," "Living for the City," "Higher Ground, the anti Nixon "You Haven't Done Nothing," "I Wish," "Do I Do," "My Cherie Amor," and many more on one disc. Completists will wish the cd had room for "Isn't She Lovely, Frontline, Ribbon in the Sky, and a few others, but no one can quibble with what IS contained on this disc. You can always download the ones that are missing.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Soulful
    Hits from early in Stevie Wonder career to the middle of his
    5-0 out of 5 stars A great mix if you only have 1 or 2 Stevie CD's
    Stevie Wonder is a must -- his music defined a segment of my life.His sound is distinctive, clear, and penetrating. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. R&B    3. R&B/Soul    4. Soul/R & B    5. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues   


    11. Genius Loves Company
    by Concord Records
    Audio CD (31 August, 2004)
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    The fact that Read more

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    • Enhanced

    Subjects:  1. Blues    2. Jazz Blues    3. Piano Blues    4. Pop    5. Pop-Soul    6. R&B    7. Soul    8. United States of America    9. Urban Blues   


    12. Timeless Love
    by New Door Records
    Audio CD (20 June, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Add Smokey Robinson to the list of sophisticated crooners sidestepping the race to rack up songwriter credits in favor of revisiting standards. Don't add him to the list of well-loved pop statesmen willing to let a team of backing musicians do the heavy lifting, though. With Read more

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    1-0 out of 5 stars DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME !!!!
    Don't get me wrong here,I love Smokey Robinson,or at least the Smokey Robinson that gave us Tracks of My Tears,Ooh Baby Baby,ect...This Smokey Robinson,however,is better left unheard...These standards have been sung BETTER by countless crooners and divas,from Sinatra,Torme,and Damone to Johnny Hartman and Arthur Prysock...Gutting the integrity of these songs in order to give them a sound that is different than any other interpretation that I have ever heard is not my idea of classic...Indeed,why did Robinson even bother recording these songs,as he was apparently determined NOT to allow them to sound anything like they were meant to sound...I have read that here,on Robinson's "standards"effort he did not allow any band to do the"heavy lifting"for him but instead opted to put himself out front throughout...too bad...maybe if there was less Smokey and more band his complete lack of respect for these songs might not be so obvious..As for why moderns might disagree with me on this review,all that I can say is if hambones such as Rod Stewart can get away with butchering the great songs and have hit albums while doing so,why not allow Robinson the same opportunity...Neither Robinson nor Stewart have any right to be singing this type of music as,so obviously,they can't understand that it has a dignity they cannot lend to it in thier interpretations...Carly Simon,Linda Ronstadt,Aaron Neville,even Barry Manilow have all done much better jobs re-interpreting the old songs..
    5-0 out of 5 stars I can't give you anything but love, Smokey...
    It's hard to imagine a more glorious voice than Smokey Robinson's, and at 67 it remains all that it ever was and, incredibly, more.Hearing him sing these timeless classics, but his way (you will never hear "Tea for Two" done like this by anyone else), is nothing but pure pleasure.Smokey sings "Our Love is Here to Stay" and the knees give out, "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" and you're up again and dancing, "I Love Your Face" and the heart stops beating to listen.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Timeless...
    Quick review.New appreciation for American standards."You Go to My Head" and "Our Love is Here to Stay" is incredible.Smokey and this album will be a big part of my upcoming wedding reception. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Pop    2. Quiet Storm    3. R&B    4. Soul/R & B    5. Traditional Pop   


    13. At Last!
    Audio CD (27 July, 1999)
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    Asin: B00000JNNY
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    This is Etta James's first full-length album, recorded for Chess Records' Argo subsidiary in 1960. It taps all aspects of her then-blossoming talent. There's the crooning rock ballad "My Dearest Darling" and the elegantly symphonic "Sunday Kind of Love." Her classic, brokenhearted "All I Could Do Was Cry" follows the sweet title track and the bawdy blues stomper "I Just Want to Make Love to You." And there's a version of Harold Arlen's "Stormy Weather," which Lena Horne made famous. James's fine way with such a wide embrace of material wouldn't again be this well displayed on a single album until she was united with producer Jerry Wexler for 1977's Read more

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    Subjects:  1. Blues    2. Blues Music    3. Pop    4. R&B    5. Soul    6. Soul-Blues    7. United States of America    8. Vocals   


    14. The Best of Sade
    Audio CD (03 April, 2001)
    list price: $18.98 -- our price: $10.99
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    Asin: B00005AWMF
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    With her exotic beauty and steamy voice, Sade couldn't help but be a star. Taking the more sensuous elements of island beats, smooth jazz, and R&B, Sade scored major hits with the continental feel of "Smooth Operator" and the sultry stylization of "Your Love Is King." Her voice was often criticized for being thin, yet she made it work to her advantage with songs like the haunting "Jezebel," on which her delivery added the vulnerability necessary to the song. Sade sounded best when she stuck to the lower register, and there is nothing thin about her dynamic handling of her torch song "Is It a Crime." "The Sweetest Taboo" was one of her last great moments before years of mediocrity, chronicled here by the lifeless "Stronger Than Pride" and the limp "Nothing Can Come Between Us." "No Ordinary Love" was a return to form with the smoky richness back in her vocals and the urban/island feel of her first release. Read more

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    4-0 out of 5 stars Helen Folasade Adu
    There are 3 female voices in the music industry that I just absolutely love because of their distinctive sound: T-boz from TLC, Stevie Nicks, and Sade. Nobody will ever get these 3 women's voices mixed up with anybody else's.
    4-0 out of 5 stars SADE THE LATIN QUEEN
    HAD HEARD HER MUSIC ON RADIO AND JUST HAD TO HAVE HER CD.IT DID NOT LET ME DOWN.IT MOVES THE BODY, MIND AND SOUL.LOVED IT.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Brilliant album!
    Loving it! Enjoyed it! Fantastic it is... The Best of Sade.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Pop    3. Quiet Storm    4. R&B    5. Sophisti-Pop    6. Soul/R & B    7. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues    8. Urban   


    15. People Gonna Talk
    by Rounder / Umgd
    Audio CD (07 March, 2006)
    list price: $17.98 -- our price: $13.99
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    Asin: B000E1NX1S
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    Van Morrison calls James Hunter "the best voice and best-kept secret in British R&B and soul." And the Colchester native and former busker does, indeed, sound like a one-man blue-eyed revival on his U.S. debut, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Best Album of 2006
    I discovered James Hunter for myself on Pandora.com. I heard only a bit of People Gonna Talk andquickly found myself ordering the CD. I can't remember the last time I listened to a CD over and over and over again! James Hunter and People Gonna Talk is additive. I can't get enough of him. I am so impressed with his writing and arranging all these tunes. Couldn't believe that after I purchased this CD, I saw him live in a small nightclub. What an act! He is a must see. As Van Morrison says, "Check him Out". Am glad I did.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A solid voice and tone, excellent songs, and good listening.
    James Hunter is a truly talented artist who's voice is a throwback to the days of old.Smooth like a silk sheet, his songs are pleasant and unobtrusive and his voice genuine and enjoyable.Wouldn't surprise me if his songs start to pop up on some movie soundtracks.

    5-0 out of 5 stars People gonna talk...
    about this british hipster with an american style rockabilly and 50ish style perfected. Had I not heard him on an NPR interview, I would have never guessed Mr. Hunter was a brit. This disc is a delight with strong arrangements and vocals. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Blue-Eyed Soul    2. Pop    3. Retro-Soul    4. Rock    5. Rock/Pop   


    16. Back to Mono (1958-1969)
    by Abkco
    Audio CD (12 November, 1991)
    list price: $74.98 -- our price: $67.49
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    Asin: B000003BDM
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    Among producers, his name remains the simile of choice. If some hotshot studio whiz emerges in, say, hip-hop, he's inevitably labeled "the Phil Spector of rap." That's quite a statement given that decades have passed since this boy from the Bronx remodeled rock & roll to suit his own visions of grandeur. The story of the girl-group auteur is a fascinating one. Spector composed a No. 1 hit at 17 (the Teddy Bears' "To Know Him Is to Love Him," its title inspired by the inscription on his father's tombstone). By 19 he was head of A&R for Atlantic Records. By the time he was 22, he'd founded his own label (Philles) and was churning out Wall of Sound hits at an unprecedented clip, beginning with the Crystals' "He's a Rebel." The four-disc Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Genius of"Teen-age Opera"
    The work of Phil Spector has withstood the tests of time, critics and "grown-ups" that rejected the "Boy Genius" very early in his career, but later had to admit their naked ignorance as he turned out hit after classic hit.This is THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION, released on Phil's own label, the original analog tapes hand-picked and mastered under his direction, and they're all here - Ike & Tina, The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals, Ben E. King, Gene Pitney, even Spector's own teen group, the Teddy Bears.Spector was renowned for his infamous preference for "stacking" instrument upon instrument on the analog tape, crowding Gold Star Studios with dozens of soon-to-be-famous musicians and singers (Leon Russell, Hal Blaine, Glen Campbell, Jim Gordon, Larry Knechtel, Barney Kessel, Jack Nitzsche, Don Randi, Billy Strange, Jim Horn, Red Callendar), all playing at once with very little "overdubs," resulting in this mesmerizing, densely erotic cacophony that came to be called the "wall of sound."These are the songs that have been called "teenage mini-operas" because they spoke of unrequited love, pubescent loss, the torment of adolescence and rebellion, and yet they spill over with pure joy and unabashed beauty, and mostly clock in under 3 minutes.This is a "must-have" jewel for anyone enamored of the wonderful era of "real musicians" playing "real charts," directed by the true innovator in recorded art.It's an especially rich set of "girl-groups," and though the collection may be heavily weighted with The Ronettes, it's fully understandable since Ronnie Bennett became Phil's wife and (still, I think) his life-long muse.There are too many great songs to go into here, just suffice it to say that to fully grasp the power of American pop music, you have to understand the impact of Spector.

    5-0 out of 5 stars The Great Wall of Sound!!!
    Phil Spector produced some of the best music in the history of Rock and Roll, hands down, or should I say hands up. Well, the Ronnettes were great and that wall of sound was great as well. I'm sure that wall of sound was heard on Februrary the third as well as those great times in the 60's. The vocal harmonies are infectious and those sound effects are great, especially the shots going off in the background of the mind of the legendary producer. How was all of this achieved? Was it just weird timing or did he actually have these goals planned out, that's one of the questions that may never be answered, but at least we are left with some excellent music. Of course such a genius producer may have been a genius in many aspects including music, but not necessarily confined to it. To set something up this elaborate would be speculative, no pun intended, but how does a producer like this work in the studio? Does he plan out every move or is he more spontaneous, does he just go with the flow once he's on to something, or was the production carefully planned. More than likely, this production was a spontaneous act of a talented mind, and so twisted in such a way that all of the achievements are hidden behind the wall of sound. The creatively sick way to achieve nothing. An end to a song like no other than the great clown Gacy, the twin to our producer hero, the real John Wayne, the real hero, not a clown at all, but an incredibly adept individual, a true killer in every sense. And I'm sure he will now be having much fun in the mens showers with his new friends!!! What a great accomplishment!!!! Sincerely, Bunster Gorbin

    5-0 out of 5 stars Doo-Wop meets Wagner
    The early sixties produced some great musicians, including Ray Charles, John Coltrane, and Bob Dylan. I was in college at the time, and I listened to all of them.
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    Subjects:  1. Adult Contemporary    2. Baroque Pop    3. Blue-Eyed Soul    4. Bop    5. Box Sets (Audio Only)    6. Brill Building Pop    7. Cool    8. Country-Rock    9. Folk-Rock    10. Fusion    11. Girl Group    12. Hard Bop    13. Latin Jazz    14. Oldies    15. Pop    16. Pop-Soul    17. Pop/Rock    18. Popular Music    19. R&B    20. Rock   


    17. The River in Reverse
    by Verve Forecast
    Audio CD (06 June, 2006)
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    Asin: B000FA58IY
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    Some inspired music has arrived in the wake of Hurricane Katrina (mainly on New Orleans-themed benefit albums), but nothing as audaciously ambitious as this cross-generational collaboration between Crescent City mainstay Allen Toussaint and former British upstart turned adventurously eclectic veteran Elvis Costello.As a songwriter, producer, and arranger, Toussaint has been responsible for hits from artists ranging from Irma Thomas, Ernie K-Doe, and Lee Dorsey to the Pointer Sisters and Labelle. Costello, long a huge fan of Toussaint's music, sings relatively familiar fare such as "On Your Way Down" and "Freedom for the Stallion" from Toussaint's extensive songbook along with obscurities mainly recorded by Dorsey. Toussaint supplies his distinctive piano and horn arrangements--as well as lead vocals on "Who's Gonna Help Brother Get Further?"--with Costello's Imposters serving as the rhythm section. Yet the real revelation comes from the new material, including the title track (a searing Costello composition in the Toussaint soul-spiritual mode) and five new Costello/Toussaint compositions that spotlight Toussaint's signature sound without diminishing Costello's creative contributions.What could have been a curiosity is instead a hallmark in the catalog of each artist. Read more

    Subjects:  1. Adult Alternative Pop/Rock    2. Blue-Eyed Soul    3. England    4. Modern Electric Blues    5. New Orleans Blues    6. New Orleans R&B    7. Pop    8. Pop/Rock    9. Retro-Soul    10. Rock    11. Rock/Pop    12. Singer/Songwriter    13. Soul   


    18. "Do I Make You Proud" / "Takin' It To The Streets"
    by J-Records
    Audio CD (13 June, 2006)
    list price: $3.49 -- our price: $3.49
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    Asin: B000FMR4T8
    Sales Rank: 1864
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Of course You Make Us Proud
    Love the artist, love the song.A perfect coronation song for an artist who has struggled for ten years to finally make it.Way to go, Taylor!

    1-0 out of 5 stars As American as Baseball, Apple Pie, and.......................
    Taylor Hicks:Perseverance - Yes.Hard work - Maybe. Musical talent -ABSOLUTELY NOT.It's funny how people perceive music.It's even funnier to see how people cast their votes in a talent contest as if they were voting for a political candidate or something. Hicks might represent all those virtues flag wavers love to preach about.But that says NOTHING about his abilities as a musical performer.I guess if you don't have an ear for music, you need something else to go on.As far as this CD goes, I'll just say it's no better or no worst than all the other contrived American Idol productions.It's kinda like another great American tradition: the McDonald's cheese burger - just another "run of the grill".

    1-0 out of 5 stars Stop this Idol mess now
    Taylor is a one trick pony. Stop him now! There are tons more better than this man. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 5-Inch CD Singles    2. Blue-Eyed Soul    3. Pop    4. Pop/Rock    5. Rock    6. Southern Soul   


    19. Doobie Brothers - Greatest Hits
    by Rhino / Wea
    Audio CD (04 September, 2001)
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    Asin: B00005NQJJ
    Sales Rank: 822
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars A Fool Always Believes
    The music from the 1970's remains as classic these days as apple pie. While so many people are much, much more interested in acts today that seem to be more about being on MTV like Beyonce', Justin Timberlake and Usher, many of the ppast have been more about the music and the heart and soul of authentic visions of simple pop music. That was the case with The Doobie Brothers. With the groups' everchanging lineup, they've still known how to make some of the best fuilty pleasures in music that still remain delightful to listen to. Although keyboardist Michael McDonald became the lead in the mid to late 70's, and left the group for solo efforts, the soul still remains as one with the classic group, and that is well shown on this greatest hits collection.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Worked 4 me!
    I got what I wanted in the time frame promised...the way it's supposed to work.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Too much filler
    Another one of those Greatest Hits compilations that just has too much "filler" material in it.In other words, they throw in songs which weren't that much of a hit when new and haven't exactly grown in popularity since.I hate buying a Greatest Hits CD and having to hit the 'skip' button at every other song.By that token, I regret having purchased this one. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Album Rock    2. Blue-Eyed Soul    3. Boogie Rock    4. Pop    5. Pop/Rock    6. Rock    7. Rock/Pop    8. Soft Rock   


    20. Al Green - Greatest Hits
    by The Right Stuff
    Audio CD (01 August, 1995)
    list price: $17.98 -- our price: $9.72
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    Asin: B000002TTP
    Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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    One of the must-own soul albums, Read more

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    5-0 out of 5 stars Smooth but not love Mushy
    This CD is GREAT...a guy can listen to it to relax or listen to the cd as a couple....I think every couple should have this cd...it's full of smooth love dance songs but not mushy songs like Chicago. I just don't understand how a guy who made such great love songs could have had women problems.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Unforgetable one
    The Right Stuff Al Green's Greatest Hits, adding five of the highlights from greatest hits as bonus tracks.Upon its original release in 1975, Al Green's Greatest Hits pretty much summed up everything about Green, containing his ten biggest hits up to that point.Definitely one of the greatest soul artists, that's Al Green. This greatest hits is the better the best of the man!

    5-0 out of 5 stars An unplanned and wonderful trip down memory lane!
    I purchased this CD after hearing "I'm So Tired of Being Alone" in the movie The Family Stone. Hearing that song again evoked so many deep memories from my past that I had to have the piece in my collection.
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    Subjects:  1. Contemporary Gospel    2. Memphis Soul    3. Pop    4. Pop-Soul    5. R&B    6. Rock    7. Smooth Soul    8. Soul    9. Soul/R & B    10. Soul/Reggae/Rhythm & Blues    11. United States of America   


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