Marva King – Grown & Sexy

enero 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm (Marva King)

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MARVA KING “Grown & Sexy” Independent

” IT’S IMPOSSIBLE to listen to Marva King without understanding why Stevie Wonder and Prince recognized her talent early on or why her skyrocketing voice has often elicited flattering comparisons to the late Minnie Riperton.
Although King doesn’t cover a Riperton tune on her new CD, “Grown & Sexy,” as she has in the past, what the two singers share is evident every time King lets her voice soar, beginning with the percolating funk anthem “Chocolate” and the slow club groove “Holla,” which concern desire in one sensuous form or another. King really hits her stride on “If You Say So,” when her often seductive phrasing turns sassy and brassy, inspired by the kind of Southern funk groove that Mavis Staples could sink her teeth into.
Playing the purring chanteuse comes easily to King, as the title track, “Share,” and other effortlessly rendered romantic ballads prove. But she is never more entertaining than when she reveals her gospel and R&B roots (“Unh Unh Baby” is another good example) or more earnest than when paying homage to the numerous musicians who’ve influenced her on the a cappella track “Big Ups.”
Cleverly arranged and layered, “Grown & Sexy” is enlivened by rap cameos and bracketed by contrasting mixes of “Afro,” the album’s initial and insinuating single. “

Mike Joyce

01. Afro 03:20
02. Chocolate 03:36
03. Do You (Interlude) 00:38
04. Holla 04:01
05. If You Say So 04:14
06. Share 04:00
07. Unh Unh Baby 04:09
08. Grown & Sexy 04:52
09. Misty 02:55
10. Sistah 05:26
11. The 1 03:31
12. Lovely 03:49
13. The Flesh 05:54
14. Big Ups (Accapella) 04:18
15. Afro (‘H-Money’ Mix) 04:54



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