Re: "I'm A Good Woman" compilations/India.Arie/Badu/Amel

From: Mark Allerton (
Date: Fri May 04 2001 - 08:40:50 CEST

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    The Badu album is still doing it for me. The Amel one... well, I never 100%
    loved it, though it does contain maybe 4 great tracks - but it's definitely
    dropped off of the schedule.

    on 5/3/01 12:42 PM, Stimp at wrote:

    Hey folks, it's been awhile. Been meaning to write for awhile, but haven't
    had the time. I came across a completely mind blowing compilation, out on
    Harmless Records, called "I'm A Good Woman: Funk Classics From Sassy Soul
    Sisters". It's a compilation of lesser known female artists at their most
    feral and funky, and it's the best funk compilation I've ever purchased. In
    the two volumes I've purchased (don't know if there's more, but I'm
    looking!), there's an Aretha track, a coupla Betty Davis tunes, a funky
    Pointer Sisters track, and some great tunes sung by former JB singers, but
    most of the stuff is much lesser known and hard to find. In any case, there
    ain't a bad tune on either cd, and it's as good as anything I've purchased
    in a long while.

       I also picked up India.Arie's last disc, "Acoustic Soul", and I can't say
    I'm that blown away. It's nice and all and more organic and soulful that
    most of the drivel being put out today, but it just hasn't grabbed me like I
    hoped it would. Which kinda makes me think: Am I the only one who finds
    himself not listening to Amel Larrieux or Erkah Badu's latest as much. I
    dunno, I was hoping that these two platters would have a little more staying
    power than they seem to; I've just lost interest somehow. Oh well.....


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