The second album in the series "The Contemporay Soul Songbook" is out. The sixteen tracks on "The Contemporay Soul Songbook volume2" range from dance to jazz. On the album you have seven female singers, six male singers, two groups and the Da Wonda Twinz(brothers).
Marilyn Ashford Brown opens the album with a groovy song that remind us of the better sounds from the eighties. Her soulful dance track "I've Got A Feeling" is critical towards society and positive at the same time because Obama is in the house and Change will come. Another songstress Inobe has the funk in "Front Porch" while Ms. Monique a lá Millie Jackson brings you sensuality.
Speaking about sensuality Cornelius MD will remind you of Barry "Wicked" White with his dark and sexy voice when he sings "Step Baby". A big dose of soul music is brought to you by Governor in "Decisions". His vocals are coming from deep inside and are full of emotions. You can compare them a bit with those from The O'Jays in the song "I Love Music". If we go on comparing voices the song "Wishin'" from Da Wonda Twinz Ft. Redd Soul feels more like a Chi-lites song.
Staring with Orly we go to the more jazzy and soulful section on "The Contemporay Soul Songbook volume 2". Orly will definitely be one of your favourites with the soulful delivery she gives away in "Sit Back". Another great voice is that of Asanda Bam in "Brand New Day". She is our new South African hummingbird! Jazzy, soulful and funky is Gemma Genazzano who together with Marlon Saunders brings you great songs on her debut album "Si Me Quieres".It's a great album. One of those great songs from Gemma Genazanno is "Take Me Away". Last but not least is Erin Hunt with her sunny mix of bossa nova and latin rhythms in "If You Believe In Me". Why not?(TA)
Stand Out Tracks: I've Got A Feeling, Front Porch, Step Baby, Decisions, Wishin', Sit Back, Brand New Day, Take Me Away, If You Believe In Me