I don’t usually buy CD’s, or any other form of music, for that matter, but I do make the very, very occasional exception. There are a handful of artists who I enjoy and an even fewer amount whose album I will purchase every time they drop something new. This very short list includes, The Greatest Rapper alive, Nas, the modern day Teddy Pendergrass, Jaheim, and the laid back, ‘just-like-me’ kinda guy, Musiq Soulchild.

Recently, I was flickin’ and chillin’, that’s watching TV for those of you who aren’t familiar with Martin Lawrence’s “You So Crazy”, and I came across Good Day America, no it was Good Morning America, I’m sorry, it was Good Day New York. Or maybe it was Buenos Dias America?! It was one of  those damn, annoying morning shows that you can’t get away from. You know the ones I’m talking about, you either have to watch one of them or some channel that runs Paid Programing until 8 every morning. Anyway, sorry for the tangent, my mind wanders. Okay, I was surfing through the monotony and heard a beautiful voice, I continued to watch and heard “Chasing Pavements” by a British artist, Adele. Her jazz influenced voice reminds one, right away, of Amy Winehouse. But, her sound is very different from Ms. Winehouse’s hard, raspy, almost masculine delivery. She’s my Amy Winehouse with a few more pounds and a lot less drugs. She’s beautiful. I’m really into the Neo-Soul set, if you will, and this mellow music really appealed to me. So, I went out and bought her album shortly after it was released. It’s called ‘Adele 19’.

Immediately I fell in love with this woman and her “crushed velvet” voice. I say crushed velvet instead of just plain old velvet because her accent, the sudden inflections in her voice, the perfectly placed intonations all added some texture to her otherwise extra smooth vocal sounds. The album was written by Adele when she was 19, hence the title of the album, and it’s about love, the resulting heartache, and lingering questions Adele has after a recent breakup. Okay, I said all that to say, I am now a fan of Adele’s and have added her to the short, very selective list of favorite artists. The end…

  1. Sister says:

    The GREATEST WHO ALIVE???????????????
    Knock it off Jaz’— For Real!

  2. 2partssoul says:


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