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Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone
     

Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone

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by Angie Stone
 

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Angie Stone came to prominence at a time when neo-soul divas were exploding faster than pop rocks. With the chart onslaught of Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, and Macy Gray, it was easy for Stone to get lost in the undertow of media hype surrounding the movement. But quietly and evenhandedly she amassed a

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Angie Stone came to prominence at a time when neo-soul divas were exploding faster than pop rocks. With the chart onslaught of Jill Scott, Mary J. Blige, and Macy Gray, it was easy for Stone to get lost in the undertow of media hype surrounding the movement. But quietly and evenhandedly she amassed a three-record set of smooth neo-soul and contemporary R&B numbers that rival and sometimes best the output of her contemporaries. So it seems premature in a five-year career to have a best-of compilation out, but these 15 selections (featuring a couple newly minted tunes mixed in for good measure and buyer incentive) add up to a most satisfying listening experience. With her vocal delivery, Stone belts tunes out better than most (save for Scott, but comparing vocal stylings between the two is comparing apples and oranges), and covers some of soul music's more obscure classics, making them her own with reverence and ease. And it seems that with each new release she becomes more focused and distinct from her contemporaries, and as a result turns out one of the better greatest-hits compilations from this era. It'll be interesting to see the direction Angie Stone travels next.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/2005
Label:
J-Records
UPC:
0828766851328
catalogNumber:
68513
Rank:
24927

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Performance Credits

Angie Stone   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Joyce Sims   Composer
Phalon Alexander   Composer
Gordon Chambers   Composer
DeBarge   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Cliff Lighty   Composer
Darren Lighty   Composer
Andrea Martin   Composer
Gene McFadden   Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad   Composer
Angie Stone   Composer
Jim Weatherly   Composer
Cecil Womack   Composer
Linda Womack   Composer
Michael Archer   Composer
Craig Brockman   Composer
Raphael Saadiq   Composer
Anthony Hamilton   Composer
Stefanie Bolton   Composer
Missy Elliott   Composer
Ivan Matias   Composer
Chalmers Alford   Composer
Jerry Beach   Composer
Juanita Wynn   Composer
Balewa Muhammad   Composer
Rufus Moore   Composer
Calvin Richardson   Composer
Nisan Stewart   Composer
Eran Tabib   Composer
Gerald Isaac   Composer
Harold Lilly   Composer
Jonathan D. Richmond   Composer
Glenn Standridge   Composer
Adrian Austin   Composer

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Stone Hits: The Very Best of Angie Stone 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
classic Angie sound -- she always puts out a 'meaningful sound'
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