Sunday, 3 April 2011

Margie Joseph - Makes A New Impression (1970)

Margie Joseph wasn't as famous or critically acclaimed as Aretha Franklin, but had a very similar voice and style. She recorded a series of excellent albums during the 70's, of which this was her first. The album was recorded in Memphis and Muscle Shoals, with overdubs done in Detroit giving the collection something of a Motown feel. "Makes A New Impression" isn't quite as slick as her later albums, but this rawness is part of the album's charm. Margie's extended cover of The Supremes' "Stop! In The Name Of Love" is reminiscent of some of Isaac Hayes' longer tracks, and the highlight of the record.

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