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A Soulful "Stocking Stuffer" if Ever There Was One!,
This review is from: Instant Vintage (Audio CD)
Of course, this is not a holiday offering; however, if anyone wants to give a "gift that keeps on giving", then "Instant Vintage" should satisfy the fan of true R & B.
Saadig's 2002 Grammy-winning release is exactly as others have stated: a neo-soul masterpiece. The listener can relish in Saadig's unique voice and lyrical poetry. Saadig is obviously influenced by the likes of Marvin Gaye, Sly Stone, Al Green, Isaac Hayes and Curtis Mayfield, and the use of the South Central Chamber Orchestra harkens back to the days of Motown when string backgrounds brought an air of sophistication to soul music.
In an album full of favorite tracks, I must praise "Faithful", a song whose title is self-explanatory for all those fellows that think being a "playa" is the way.
If I can influence even one person to invest in this astronomical release, then I have done my job.
Certainly, Saadig has done his in crafting one of the best albums of the new millennium!