Monday, March 14, 2011
DIANE JENKINS - TOW A WAY ZONE
Oh how I love the raw, New York City sound of this amazing record. The rhythm of the city is captured, and hearing it alone makes me feel as though I'm walking at the corner of Broome and Broadway West and about to buy a falafel! Diane Jenkins, allegedly 6 feet tall, shows off a very powerful voice on this oddly catchy song that manages to have one foot in the classic soul sound but also seemingly was a leap into the future and has a bit of a proto-hip hop feel as well in the vocal delivery.
Diane Jenkins was also the lead singer of the band Creative Funk which gave name to the record label that the group founded to release their own records.