Bought this album from a charity shop a couple of weeks ago. Wow, what a talent. What an album.
IMO, Adele and Joss Stone are the [more recent] queens of British R&B and soul. I like both, Ms Stone edges it...
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Obviously no-one has heard of Joss Stone.
It's one of those 'slow burning' albums. Out of my decent collection it's a top five favourite. Incredible voice this lady has...
What a bizarre accent...
No signature worth mentioning...
Not noticed any real accent. Should be better known imo; she seems to keep her distance from the usual razamataz of the commercial world.
I know this guy in my village, who's in a rock band, and he knows Joss Stone's dad. What a talented family...
I'm not talking about her singing voice.
She's very well known.
No she doesn't, she was a lovely young Devon lass, then she disappeared to America for a couple of years to make an album and on her first televised gig appearance back in the UK walked on stage and said "Hey, how y'all doin'!" in this weird LA/Devon hybrid accent and everybody watching thought "you silly girl" and nobody took her seriously after that.
Eh, most blokes can father children, it's not that amazing.
Joss Stone was quite big a few years ago - haven't heard much since.
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Even though she was born in Dover.
Her father has produced this guys first proper album at his studio in Somerset.
And has lived in Devon since the age of 8, where she still lives now.
a) There's no way of infering that information from your original comment and
b) He made his fortune in fruit and nuts, I can't find anything about him being a music producer, unfortunately there's another musical Richard Stoker that gets all the hits on Google but I don't suppose it's outside the realms of possibility.
The_Lhc got it about right.
There's nothing particularly genuine about her, sings in a fake voice, acts like she's a lot more successful than she actually is.
Check out Marie Queenie Lyons if you want to hear the real deal http://www.myspace.com/mariequeenielyons
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I didn't say she wasn't successful, she is, although I think she does better in the states than she does over here.
I could produce an album, it wouldn't follow that I had talent. Joss stone's dad's village rock band's first album's SQ may be terrible.
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This is what Carl from Weyward Chile told me. http://www.weywardchile.com/
TBH haven't seen him around recently, so whether he's on tour or not couldn't tell you. Next time I see him I'll ask again about the Stone family connection.
BTW, they appeared at Guilfest for the past 2 years...
BBB - you always give me the impression that you are trying to "point score". Just wish you'd give, or come across, as a personal point of view.
No idea about the link because my PC speakers are knackered.
Just my opinion, I actually bought her first single in 2004 as I liked the sound of it, but the more I've seen of her since as put me right off.
She's a white, English country girl pretending to be a black soul sister from the 70s. Just doesn't work for me, and screams fake.
I love soul and funk, and if someone was genuinely good, and authentic, I wouldn't dismiss them-Amy Winehouse comes to mind. But someone who is not the real deal always gets found out, Duffy and Joss Stone are pretenders, Joss Stone can sing, but she's pretending to be someone she isn't.
No point scoring at all, just an opinion.
My two cents - The Soul Sessions, her first album, was a teaser of what could be that Mind, Body & Soul simply failed to deliver. The Soul Sessions Volume 2 has just been released, maybe this is her attempt to get back to reminding people about the singing voice and less about the dodgy mid-atlantic/Devon accent that so many found so fake. Unfortunately the nature of the beast is such that no matter how good the singing voice image is everything and it seems from recent interviews that she is trying to redress things. I'm hoping to hear a few tracks of the new album before deciding whether to buy or not, I sincerely hope it's good as Joss does have an amazing soulfull voice that, when properly channelled, I could listen to for hours
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Completely off this topic, but Scissor_digits I'm interested to know how you find the Spitfire DAC.
I have a Squeezebox Touch also which I'm really impressed with. Currently it's running through the DAC on my CD player, but to be honest I struggle to hear much difference between that and the SBT analog out.
Am always keen to see if anything might give me a step change from what I've got, and obviously will look at some of the DAC's around.
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