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Monday, January 24, 2011
JACKIE VERDELL - ARE YOU READY FOR THIS?
Hello from Sydney, Australia!
From Philadelphia, Jackie Verdell spent most of her career as a gospel singer, and, with so many of the soul greats, her powerful voice was straight out of the church. Jackie's career path was similar to Aretha Franklin's, but sadly, Jackie's secular soul career did not yield any hits (although this one certainly deserved hit status).
To my ears, this record has so much to love- excellent horn hooks, propulsive yet relaxed drumming that is very Memphis-like, and of course Verdell's soaring vocals.