On her first outing in three years and her freshman offering for Verve's Forecast label, Susan Tedeschi digs deep into the soul and R&B fakebook for inspiration and comes out a winner. With an all-star band that includes guitarist Doyle Bramhall II, pianist David Palmer, organist Jebin Bruni, bassist Paul Bryan, drummer Jay Bellerose, and guests including husband Derek Trucks and the Blind Boys of Alabama, Tedeschi goes down into her own heart's well for inspiration. Wonderfully produced by Joe Henry, Hope and Desire is truly a singer's showcase of passion and class; she has signature phrasing and is an excellent interpreter.
Naughty but Nice is the fourth studio album by German soul/R&B singer Sarah Connor, released by Epic on March 21, 2005 (see 2005 in music). It was primarily produced by Rob Tyger and Kay Denar, with additional tracks written and produced by Booya, Johnny Douglas and Emily Friendship . The album debuted at number one on the German albums chart and was eventually certified Gold for more than 100,000 copies sold within the first two days of its release. Naughty but Nice was the 16th Best-selling album in 2005.
No pop genre has defined what a summer night can be as much as doo wop, with its countless songs about the moon and the stars and the light they cast on the possibilities of romance, and no pop genre has ever had more earthly angels residing per square foot. This four-disc, 100-song collection of doo wop vocal groups has numerous examples of both, along with seemingly a song for every girl's name ever invented.