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Marcia Ball

  • Soulful Dress [Rounder, 1984] B+
  • Let Me Play With Your Poodle [Rounder, 1997] Choice Cuts

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Soulful Dress [Rounder, 1984]
Most of the new rash of soul folk, survivors and revivalists both, do little or nothing to redefine the values they hold dear, but this reformed country singer avoids any hint of neocon nostalgia. With her rolling bayou backbeat, her standards you never heard before, her habit of belting the man she's loyal to, and the moleskin burr that textures her every line, she has the makings of a downhome Bonnie Raitt. Just in time. B+

Let Me Play With Your Poodle [Rounder, 1997]
"Let Me Play with Your Poodle" Choice Cuts