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Sweet Classic Soul

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Sweet Classic Soul finds Maysa delivering moving interpretations of her favorite soul songs which have been inspirational to her. The results are her finest work as a vocalist to date as she makes each one of these well-known classics fresh and exciting. Sweet Classic Soul features such instantly familiar,well-loved songs as 'Wishing On A Star', 'Love Won't Let Me Wait', 'Betcha By Golly Wow' and others made popular by the likes of Roberta Flack,The Stylistics, Rose Royce, Major Harris and many more. Shanachie. 2006.


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  • Audio CD (February 21, 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B000CQO1C0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,706 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Charles L. Hubbert on May 7, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I must disclose upfront that I as well as my wife are both HUGE Maysa fans...so this review is probably going to be a little bias (hey, at least I admit it...unlike some reviewers!) Nevertheless, Maysa has decided to expand into doing other types of albums. Such is the case with Sweet Classic Soul, a collection of carefully crafted remakes of some of the best songs of the last half century. A lot of artists don't even attempt to try their hands at doing covers, while other artists who have no business even thinking about doing one fail miserably. Being the strong vocalist that she is, Maysa pulls off these songs without breaking a sweat.

Her cover of "Wishing On A Star" is just as strong as Rose Royce's original version. "Don't Say Goodnight" is a good spin on an old classic. Such is the case for her rendition of Stevie Wonder's "All I Do." The fact that Maysa would even cover "Love Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris is truly wonderful. "Come Go With Me" is not as strong as Teddy Pendergrass' original, but it still passes as a decent shot at doing such an timeless classic. The same can be said for the Stylistics' "Betcha By Golly Wow," a cover that was done better by Prince some years ago. She does belt out a pretty good version of "Playing Your Game, Baby" by Barry White. She closes out the album with her take on "Love Comes Easy," "Any Love" (not Luther's version), and "The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face)."

Even though she stuck to some older material, Maysa does an exceptional job on most of the song choices that she did make. Hopefully with the release of Sweet Classic Soul, Maysa will do other specialized collections like a live album or even a duets disc.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By V. Burton on February 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have to say that after waiting anxiously for the release of this albulm, I am more than gratified. The wait was well worth it. Maysa has a superb voice. Seeing her "LIVE" is even better. This girl has not gotten the recognition she deserves. If you are into smotth jazz and silky voices, this one is the one for you. After a long day at work, you can put this CD in and let her take you to a serene place. Well worth the buy. BTW check out some of her previous releases as well. My fav is "All my life" from her and off course her contribution to the Brittish Jazz band Incognito.

This is a must in your collection.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Gary Berman on March 15, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I have been a big Maysa fan since the first day I heard her singing with Incognito years ago, and this CD just really brings out her pure vocal skills and talent. Maysa has the kind of voice that just sends chills down your spine as soon as she starts singing...it just gets right to your inner soul. All of these songs are great songs, and Maysa adds her own little style and touch to make each song her own, eventhough many of them have been remade by many other singers in the past. If you are a fan of great R&B/Soul Music and want to hear an amazing vocal talent, this CD is a great addition to any collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By gwells on February 28, 2006
Format: Audio CD
If you are a lover of 70's R&B and soul, then Sweet Classic Soul is a must for your collection. Maysa has done a wonderful job in recreating and re-energizing these timeless classic songs. Sweet Classic Soul pays tribute to the artists who inspired Maysa to become who she is today and she has honored them in a big way. Maysa is truly one of the greatest voices of this generation and this CD certainly bears that out. Come Go With Me will knock your socks off. The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) will bring a tear to your eye. This CD is wonderful from beginning to end.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Little Miss Cutey on March 4, 2006
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To be honest, I hadn't heard of Maysa before, but I know most of the songs on here and I love R n'b and thought I'd take a chance on this. I'm glad I did, because it's so well done and these remakes are great. She has a unique voice and her interpretation of these songs is really beautiful and has a strong jazz feel. I love this cd. It's nice to chill to and I highly recommend it. (I especially love Wishing On A Star - she does that well).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kboogie on February 22, 2006
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Ok, first of all I just saw this women in concert and she rocked it! Maysa, is a rare singer after being with a group like Incognito she has went on to make a successful career as a solo singer. Not to many other artists can do that, and she has done that.

I think my favorite song on here is "Love Won't Let Me Wait."
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pure1 on March 27, 2006
Format: Audio CD
This cd is nice. I love Maysa; have all her cd's. The songs on this cd are oldies but goodies (Classics), but her voice make these songs shine. I love anything she sings; she has a way of bringing the song out!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben Siebert on August 5, 2006
Format: Audio CD
I love Maysa w/ Incognito, and love her first solo album as well. This one left me a bit flat. These were all cover tunes, and my opinion is that if you are going to cover a song, you've got to do it different AND better. They were different, all right. Not much interesting happening, even Maysa's great voice seemed like she was holding back.
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