Introducing Joss Stone CD (2007)

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Not the Joss we used to know

by Massimo on 4/3/2007

If you bought her previous album and loved it, they you might not like this one. I was very dissapointed. Seems like Joss Stone gave up and join the Pop crew. Trying to be another Cristina Aguilera, J-lo. I don't know, it's got more noise, more beat and base than singing. That bugs me since I used to crank her Mind Body and soul album up to hear her voice, now I have to turn it down because of too much boom. In my opinion, too much crap, I mean rap. whatever... Read More

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THE GIRL CAN SING!

by kcroteau1966@comcast.net on 1/6/2008

I was not a Joss Stone fan before this album,only because I have not been buying many CD'S as of late.One night while watching videos on BET I see the video for "Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now" and was I blown away with her vocal.I could have lived without Common's 2 cents,I think it detracts from the song's easy listening vibe,but having said that it is still a great track.So I went over to BUY.COM and listened to the whole cd and was hooked!Each time I listened I liked it more. I have not bought a cd in 3 years so that is saying something. Maybe I just needed a change from the Britney's and Jessica's of the pop scene.Buy this cd,you won't be dissapointed.Almost every track is easy listening.That is rare for most artists these days.That's why everybody rips mp3's.We don't want to pay 14.00 for 2 good songs and the rest crap.So go Joss Stone! I am your new fan. Read More

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Product Overview

Joss Stone has sold more than 7.5 million albums worldwide; been nominated for four Grammy Awards; appeared onstage with James Brown, The Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Patti Labelle, Mavis Staples, Donna Summer, and Smokey Robinson; sat for an interview with Oprah Winfrey; starred in two major ad campaigns for the Gap; and performed for more than 200,000 people at the 2005 Live 8 Concert in London - all before reaching the ripe old age of 19.

And yet, only now, on her third album, Introducing Joss Stone, does the British soul singer and songwriter feel she is expressing her true musical vision. "This is the first album I've made that is truly me," she says. "That's why I'm calling it Introducing Joss Stone. These are my words, and this is who I am as an artist."

Specifications

Label Virgin Records
SKU 204146692
UPC 094637626825
UPC 14 00094637626825
Format CD
Release Date 3/20/2007
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Author Joss Stone
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Compilation Appearance Musica Alma Sexo
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Compilation Appearance Ringmaster General
Compilation Appearance Playlist:very Best Of Ricky Martin
Compilation Appearance Mas Musica Plus Alma Plus Sexo Fan Ed
Associated Artist/Work Stewart, Dave (Guitar, Producer
Technical Info
Engineer Glenn Standridge; Chuck Brungardt; Steve Greenwell; David Larring
Producer Raphael Saadiq; Raphael Saadiq
CatalogID 76268
Lable Name Virgin
Released 03/20/2007
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 48m : 21s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094637626825
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Joss Stone (vocals); Common, Lauryn Hill (vocals); Raphael Saadiq (guitar, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Chalmers "Spanky" Alford (guitar); Louis Colin (harp); Robert Ozuna (sitar, drums, percussion, turntables); Barry Finclair, Cameron Patrick, Richard Adkins , Kathleen Robertson , Lori Miller, Pamela Gates, Alexander Vselensky, Stanley Hunte, Sandra Billingslea, Gayle Dixon, Sanford Allen, Robert Chausow, Cenovia Cummins , Yvette Devereaux, Lesa Terry, Susan Chatman, Belinda Whitney, Mark Cargill, Charlie Bisharat (violin); Robin Ross, Jorge Moraga, Patrick Morgan, Christopher Jenkins, Richard Brice, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (viola); Eileen Folson , Erik Friedlander, Ronald Lipscomb, Miguel Martinez, Frederick Zlotkin, Peggy Baldwin (cello); Kenneth Whalum (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, horns); Anthony Coleman & Selfhaters (trumpet, horns); Jawara Adams (trumpet); James Zellar (trombone, horns); Lionel Holoman (horns, Fender Rhodes piano, organ, Wurlitzer organ, keyboards); Salvator Cracciolo, Jeffrey Clayton, Ron Brown , Matthew Frank , James Ford , Duane Benjamin, Steve Baxter (horns); Khari Parker (drums, percussion); Charlie Happiness (claves); Neil Symonette (percussion); Priscilla Jones-Campbell, Joi Gilliam, Keisha Jackson, Jerimiah "Jermaine" Paul (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Glenn Standridge; Chuck Brungardt.
Recording information: Blakeslee Recording co., North Hollywood, CA; Clinton Recording, New York, NY; Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas; Electric Lady Studios; Sonikwire Studios, Irvine, CA; The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA.
Author: Joss Stone .
Photographers: Brian Bowen-Smith; Bob Scott .
Unknown Contributor Role: Jonathan Cohen "Meres".
British soul-pop singer Joss Stone was originally marketed as the teenage second coming of 1970s soul stars like Betty Everett and Ann Peebles. After two albums in that style (one consisting entirely of obscure soul covers) and a U.S. marketing push including several commercials for the Gap, Stone withdrew for a couple of years. INTRODUCING JOSS STONE, from the title onward, is an attempt to completely reinvent Stone's public persona, from a retro-soul blonde to a hip, happening redhead with her finger directly on the pulse of 2007 chart pop.
INTRODUCING JOSS STONE is produced by a bevy of contemporary hitmakers, though primarily Raphael Saadiq, and features cameo appearances by everyone from Lauryn Hill to ex-soccer star Vinnie Jones. But in the center of the drum loops, string sections, and slick electronics stands Stone's commanding voice. Opening track "Girl They Won't Believe It" sets the scene for the album as a whole, with Stone delivering a defiant vocal pitched midway between the appealing brattiness of Lily Allen and Amy Winehouse's full-throated R&B roar. No longer a retro favorite for the old-school R&B crowd, Joss Stone presents herself as a neo-soul diva for her times.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Stone employs her remarkable instrument with focus and nuance on INTRODUCING, and the result is an album full of solid pop-wise R&B."
Q (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "'Tell Me 'Bout It' is as soulful as Betty Wright....'Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now' is an unalloyed joy..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.112) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[The album] contains her best songs and most relaxed, assured performances..."
Artist Bio
Joss StoneFrom the time the Devon, England-bred Joss Stone emerged on the music scene at age 16, she has always displayed a strength and intensity, despite insisting that back then, being so young, she didn't know what she was doing. Critics disagreed, calling her a singer who possesses a "rich, deep, soulful belt," as the New York Post put it, and "unlike any singer of her generation." In 2003, Stone released The Soul Sessions, an album of covers of obscure soul tracks, hit the road for a year, then recorded 2004's Mind, Body & Soul, her first album of original material. Of that album, Newsweek noted: "Stone can croon it sad, deep, and throaty, belt it out juke-joint style, or get down and funky for the bump-and-grind crowd," while Interview heralded her "gutsy voice, which can sting like aged bourbon, or melt like strap molasses."Stone was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 2005, including Best New Artist, and performed a memorable tribute to Janis Joplin with Melissa Etheridge at the ceremony. Their rendition of "Cry Baby"/"Piece of My Heart" was released as a single, and became Stone's first Top 40 hit in the U.S. That same year, Stone appeared on every American late-night and morning talk show, and scored magazine features everywhere from Rolling Stone to Vanity Fair as well as the cover of fashion bible Elle.In February 2006, she joined Stevie Wonder, John Legend, and India.Arie for the Super Bowl XL pre-game show, while on the night of the 2006 Grammy Awards, she appeared with Legend and Van Hunt singing a medley of hits by soul star Sly Stone. Their cover of "Family Affair," which appears on the Sly Stone tribute album Different Strokes By Different Folks, has been nominated this year for a Grammy Award for "Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group." Always game to honor the legends who came before her, Stone brought down the house with her rendition of Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" at the UK Music Hall of Fame Awards in November.Stone will be no less busy in 2007, when Virgin Records releases Introducing Joss Stone.
Disc 1
1 Change [Vinnie Jones Intro]
2 Girl They Won't Believe It
3 Headturner
4 Tell Me 'Bout It
5 Tell Me What We're Gonna Do Now
6 Put Your Hands On Me
7 Music
8 Arms Of My Baby
9 Bad Habit
10 Proper Nice
11 Bruised But Not Broken
12 Baby Baby Baby
13 What Were We Thinking
14 Music [Outro]
Product Attributes
Artist Stone,Joss
Label Virgin Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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