JOY DENALANE / “Start Over”

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3 Responses to “JOY DENALANE / “Start Over””

Berry Says:
June 3rd, 2007 at 5:03 am

Before I even get on the Joy discussion I think a tribute to Beverly is long overdue. She is a well respected artist in the U.K. yet most Americans know nothing about her music. I guess we will expect to see one here soon.

The thing about soul music is that over the course of time it has embedded itself in other cultures all over the world. You can probably find at least one excellent soul singer in every corner of the world now. Case in point, Amy Winehouse. There is also a young woman (about 17 or 18) out of Ireland who is laying it down and giving Brits like Corrinne Bailey Rae (though not really pure soul) a run for her money.

Back to Joy, I like her music, her vocal style is sweet and playful yet, strong. It is a quality that I wish a lot of the young girls being “produced” by the record companies would create. My ipod tends to play Jill Scott, Joy, Leela James and a handful of other female vocalists on rotation. It used to be women dominated the airwaves but with the mass produced garbage that has come out over the last (I’ll say 10 or more?) years, real music lovers have been left to search for something worth listening to outside of our shores. That is why I started listening to Radio 1 on the internet and inquiring about popular music in other places. Thank goodness there at least seems to be a new crop of singers waiting in the wings to emerge. I am anxiously awaiting Chrisette Michelle’s new CD. She is gorgeous and refreshingly talented. I want singers to be able to sing again. That is what this post inspired in me. Keep up the great work, guys.

Kayvon Says:
June 3rd, 2007 at 10:29 am

I’m interested to hear Beverly sing in a purely devotional setting. She’s a damn good singer but the pop-soul stuff i’ve heard her do in the UK mainstream always leaves me a little wanting. I’m not sure if that has to do with the producers or the UK market or what.

My favourite UK soul track at the moment is Mutya Buena’s new single Real Girl which samples Lenny Kravitz’s it ain’t over till it’s over. Laid back delivery in her voice but she’s got nice subtle shapes/inflections in there.

James Says:
April 25th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

To the poster above, if by devotional setting you mean “taking it to church” just reply to this message. I’ve been a long time fan and quite a lot of her music has been very trashy pop orientated but even from day one she has recorded some right gems.

Anyway, I have lots of Bev tracks singing Gospel – Jesus Loves Me, Amazing Grace, Joy To The World, Silent Night, I Can Go To God In Prayer, Jesus Holds My Hands, How Great Thou Art.. and many more!

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