Joss Stone

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Prodigious U.K. soul singing talent, Joss Stone, stopped by the newly refurbished KCRW performance studio to promote her debut Soul Sessions (2003 - S-Curve Records) album which is primarily a classic soul covers album. Joss Stone has gained favorable attention due to her mature vocal skill, which is seemingly beyond her 16 years.

During this Morning Becomes Eclectic session Joss performed and spoke about her cover version of the White Stripes- Fell In Love With Girl. Also, featured in today-s performance are Super Duper, Victim Of A Foolish Heart plus her take on Some Kind of Wonderful, the old Grand Funk Railroad hit. The conversation touched on Joss-s influences and how a five song covers EP expanded to ten songs. Joss also shared how she and her producers chose the songs.

Joss tentatively plans to return to the U.S. to play shows in 2004 when her next album of original material is completed.

The Soul Sessions album features legendary singer/songwriter/producer Betty Wright who took Joss under her wing for the recording in Miami. Also, on the album are Cindy Blackman ?eustlove, Angie Stone and classic Miami sidemen of the seventies including Timmy Thomas and Little Beaver.

By Harold Cane

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