No. 4 / 1998
You are invited to spend some Quality Time by listening our recommended picks from the new sets by Gabriela Anders, Patti Austin, Vesta, Miles Jaye, Glenn Jones, Patti LaBelle, Najee and Tami Davis, amongst others.
The Soul Scale
Argentinian songstress Gabriela Anders' refreshing CD Wanting is our album of the issue; the review to be read from our Online pages as well! Other CD's reviewed this time in the printed issue include the latest sets by Keith Sweat, Solo, Deborah Cox, Dionne Warwick, Patti Austin, Patti LaBelle, Beverley Knight, James Brown, Hinda, Faith Evans, R. Kelly and Chaka Khan. Also, we take a look at Xmas sets by Teddy Pendergrass and Jeffrey Osborne.
Archive material and reissues
The Soul Boulevard compilation is tailored to the musical taste of Soul Express readers. Also, Marvin Gaye's Live! set from 1974 and Dee Dee Sharp's 2 in 1 set What Color Is Love and Dee Dee are highly recommended as well.
Gerald Albright - The Sax Supremo
An in-depth, 5-page interview with the saxophone supremo Gerald Albright, who has just released a new CD together with Will Downing, titled Pleasures of the Night - reviewed in this same issue.
Deep Soul Legend Oscar Toney Jr.
Oscar Toney Jr. has become the epitome of soul to our Deep columnist Heikki Suosalo, who managed to get in touch with the legendary soul throat and did a exhaustive, 5-page interview complete with the discography. Read about the brand new Westside compilation Oscar's Winners and the forthcoming new release - after twenty-five ears of recodring silence - as well.
The Originals - Underrated Soul Heroes
The underrated soul heroes, The Originals in a complete album by album story featuring comments by group member Freddie Gorman. The discography to be found on our site.
Telephone interviews with Frank Mendenhall, Charles Wilson and Chuck Jackson spice the Deep column this time. The album reviews include the latest CD's by Bobby Bland, Willie Clayton, Robert Tillman and Ollie Nightingale.
Bass players Wayman Tisdale and Christian McBride get the highest praises this time, and the latest CD's by Shakatak, Jazz Crusaders, Pharoah Sanders, Kirk Whalum and Alfonzo Blackwell receive favourable comments, too.
New US Import CD releases include Nicole Renee, Tami Davis, Jesse Powell, Kenny Lattimore, Nicole McCloud and Glenn Jones, all reviewed here by our editor.
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