"Headturner, yeah!/Soul burner/If you're gonna watch me walk, then watch me walk"
- From the song, "Headturner" by Joss Stone
At-tit-tude. Most great singers possess this trait. I first heard of British singer Joss Stone when she did an album called "The Soul Sessions" back in 2003 when she was only 16 years old. That album, produced by longtime singer Betty Wright ("Clean Up Woman", "Tonight Is the Night") mostly consisted of cover versions of soul songs from the 60's and 70's. Joss aced every song on that album with an assertiveness and maturity that haven't been heard from a teenage female singer since Evelyn "Champagne" King (A shout out to all you "old heads" out there. There's a Betty Wright, and an Evelyn "Champagne" King mention in the same post for y'all☺)
So, there's no suprise that Joss Stone aces this album, "Introducing Joss Stone", released back in 2007 and produced by Tony! Toni! Tone! frontman Raphael Saadiq. Backed by a groovy old school R&B sound, with some lush string arrangements to boot, Stone shows off her incredible range through the album's 14 tracks, displaying that assertiveness, that attitude, that sex appeal, that maturity, but also displaying tenderness when it's called for on some of the slow jams. Like any great actor, a great singer makes you believe what she/he is projecting. So, if Stone wants you to watch her sexy self walk ("Headturner"), or put your hands all over her body with no hesitation ("Put Your Hands on Me"), or feel for her when she sings about loss and picking up the pieces going forward ("Bruised but Not Broken"), believe her because trust me, she's worth it☺ #jossstone #singer #british #soul #rhythmandblues #oldschool #attitude #assertiveness #sexappeal #maturity #great #album #introducingjossstone #change #girltheywontbelieveit #headturner #tellmeaboutit #tellmewhatweregonnadonow #putyourhandsonme #music #armsofmybaby #badhabit #propernice #bruisedbutnotbroken #babybabybaby #whatwerewethinking #musicoutro