Plat du Jour : Betty Wright and the Roots (2011)

Publié le par Les Cuistots

 

 

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Chronique Dusty Groove


Amazing, simply amazing – and a record that's way more than we were expecting! The Roots team up here with legendary Miami soul singer Betty Wright – in music that comes from a film project, but which really stands up brilliantly on its own – as a record that may well be Betty's best recording in decades! Questlove helped Betty with production, and the sound is a brilliant update on that 70s Miami Funk mode that first brought Wright to fame – lots of lean, snakey, TK-styled grooves – played by Roots members with a slight ear towards contemporary modes, but a damn keen appreciation for 70s soul all the way through! And although the set features a few famous guests – Snoop Dog, Lil Wayne, Joss Stone, and Lenny Williams – it's Wright who really blows our mind here – a hell of a singer after all these years, nestled in a perfect set of tunes to make her sparkle all over again. Titles include "Old Songs", "Real Woman", "In The Middle Of The Game", "Surrender", "Grapes On A Vine", "So Long So Wrong", "You & Me Leroy", "Look Around", and "Hollywould"

 


 

 

 

 

 

L'addition : Bon petit album d'une diva de la vieille (Betty Wright) accompagnée par The Roots que l'on ne présente plus et épaulée par quelques featurings de renom. Si quelques morceaux peuvent apparaitre un peu R&B guimauve, ce n'est pas le cas de la grande majorité des plages de cette BO qui nous laisse un très bon gout dans l'oreille interne.

 

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