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Jennifer Holliday, the original Dreamgirl , is an iconic performer who has scored a number of R&B and dance hits (including the all-time classic And I m Telling You I m Not Going ), starred in many Broadway plays (including her signature role as Effie in the original Dreamgirls) and more recently initiated a new career performing with symphony orchestras at major concert halls around the world.

The Song Is You is Jennifer Holliday s first new secular album in many years and, as such, is sure to be hailed as a major event. The album delivers a mixture of Pop, Jazz, and R&B standards as well as two new songs, replete with gorgeous orchestration and graced with Jennifer s emotive, powerhouse vocalizing which few performers today can match. The album follows a career resurgence sparked by major television appearances on American Idol, The Voice, and Ellen, as well as performing at Chaka Khan s recent Apollo Legends Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which will be aired by BET this fall.

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  • Audio CD (January 21, 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shanachie
  • ASIN: B00D3ZJBZE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #48,676 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Garby Gable on January 21, 2014
Format: Audio CD
It may have been 20 years since she recorded secular album "I''m On You Side" but from the first note on the opening tune "Love Dance" in the Prelude "Invitation To Love" section from her newest album, "The Song is for You," it seems like it was just yesterday. Jennifer Holliday's voice is just as rich, melodic and controlled as it ever was, if not more so. She pays homage to Dusty Springfield by covering "The Look of Love" and manages to make it her own without distorting the original. She takes her time singing Etta James' "At Last" and you feel every note, every emotion, and every nuance.

The 15 track cd is separated by 4 "preludes" which really helps balance the album's mood and is a nice segue way from one song to the next. Prelude #2 - "Jenny's Serenade of Love" includes the up tempo "This Song Is You" featuring Joe Grandsden and the JG Band, the gut wrenching "Love me By Name" that enables you to feel the pain of this song on every level. "Touch" demonstrates her smooth jazz/R&B ability to sing a song with passion yet control.. My favorite hands down is her cover of "Nobody Does It Better" from the Spy Who Loved Me. She basically tears it up, Hollywood would be remiss if they didn't ask her to record the next Bond song for any future productions.

Prelude#3- "Two Hearts "Real Talk" in Love includes "Are You Leaving Me" a tribute to Miss Aretha Franklin; "The One You Used To Be (Memories) a wonderful dedication to the late Miss Whitney Houston; and the funky "It's Not About You" in loving memory of the late Phyllis Hyman.

Prelude#4 - "The Promise for True-Love concludes with the uplifting and inspirational "Love Is On The Way."

Overall this CD is one of Jennifer Holiday's best, it's like she never left.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By john francis leonard on January 21, 2014
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I've been waiting so long and she gave me exactly what I wanted! An album of soul, pop and jazz standards with new and fresh orchestration, and stunning vocals that are just as good when she holds back a little as when she belts it. and there is some very good new material as well. It Pays homage to some great vocalists of the twentieth century, while putting her stamp on things listen to At Last, it is perfection. she jumps from style to style with ease. Even if you don't love her as I, even if you have never heard of her you will love this if you love the great standards of American music.
Gospel fans don't despair it's influence is present especially on the beautiful closing song, Love is on the Way.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Bradly Briggs VINE VOICE on January 28, 2014
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Blessed to have enjoyed legendary singing wonder Jennifer Holliday several times In Concert being life-changing experiences that everyone should have the pleasure of experiencing at least once...had to go backstage to give personal accolades after a thrilling mind-blowing & totally extraordinary performance, remember telling fellow Libra Miss Holliday it is a sure thing she has a solid masterpiece collection in her that will blow everyone away, finally with glorious "The Song Is You" collection this one is it, run don't walk and be mesmerized by the ultimate singer in a beautifully arranged collection of a diverse mix of classic songs showcasing definitive readings by the most stunningly gorgeous voice of the century, majestic and completely haunting epic "Love Me By Name" has to be heard & felt then savored and enjoyed to experience amazing scope of a peerless singer at the peak of her prodigious form...each and every incredible passionate performance comes from the depths of her soul showing astonishing range of a world-class iconic performer who has been away far too long, welcome back Jennifer Holliday and thank you for this brilliant musical kaleidoscope being a lasting tour-de-force that is going to have everybody who appreciates "creme dela creme" of music talking, not to mention being oh so musically satisfied!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By whitechocolatebrotha on January 22, 2014
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Although it's been aeons since America's #1 Dreamgirl has blessed the public with an official recording, she has sung at the inaugurations of four incumbent Presidents while remaining no stranger on the Gospel circuit. Here, after two decades, the leonine-voiced Holliday, returns to the secular music scene with her long-awaited, much anticipated new album, "The Song Is You."

Set deep within a Classic Soul/Jazz Vocal element, she tears her way tenderly and lovingly through a collection of gorgeously orchestrated songs which very cohesively come together in the form of a romantic musical novella. Fresh treatments are not only given to such beloved classics of yesteryear as "At Last," "Love Dance" and "The Look Of Love," but to other more modern-day classics such as Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better," the swingin' title cut and a rousing finale in the D.J. Rogers chestnut, "Love Is On The Way." Peppered with sweet, heartfelt telephone voicemail message interludes throughout, she woos and serenades her man with the best love this side of the Billboard R&B Charts! The voice gets stronger and stronger every year and the mastering is incredible as the vocals are mixed right up top to the point that you would swear she's in the room WITH YOU and that YOU are the object of her affection.

Amazing voice, amazing talent, gifted performer/entertainer and a new album that's certain to attract new fans as well as satisfy legions of longtime fans! The last time an album moved me like this was Minnie Riperton's 1977 (underrated) masterpiece, "Stay In Love: A Romantic Fantasy Set To Music." It's just that beautiful, melodic and love-filled. A valentine to cherish for a lifetime, in fact. I hope you're reading this, Jenny, and I wish you a Gold or Platinum album and a Grammy award next year! I can tell how hard you worked on this album and it shows note for note!
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