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Posted October 1, 2010
Okay, I admit, I am 40 something. When I saw the titles of the tracks on this cd, I was excited. This would bring back memories. The artist's rendition of "Super Duper" as well as "The Chokin Kind" were outstanding, however, her renditions of "I've Fallen In Love With You", "Dirty Man", and "For The Love of You", had my head screaming...what is this? The songs were unrecognizable, particulary the Isley Brothers "For The Love of You". If you are my age...these renditions are close to blasphemy. Of course we would like the younger generation to be able to appreciate our sounds..to be able to give credit to these gifted artists who were oftentimes underrated...but not with this cd. Ms. Stone has a terrific voice but words cannot describe what a disservice that her terrific voice did to these classics. Listen, if you want to know what good old "chicken frying" soul sounds like, get your hands on the real deal...Laura Lee's "Dirty Man", Barbara Lynn's "Til Then I'll Suffer", Sugar Billy's, "Supa Dupa Love", Wille Clayton's "Tell Me", and by all means check out Carla Thomas' "I've Fallen In Love". They may be very hard to find...these are rare classics...but worth the search. If you must listen to a remake, listen to Whitney Houston's version of "For The Love of You"...not bad...and you will at least recognize the song. Check out the originals...after all...they are the ones that "brought them to town"...often imitated...but never duplicated.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.