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Soul Woman Compilation (Universal Music)
Graham Clark, Features Writer
They say that this compilation has 80 timeless classics from the Queens of Soul. Spread over 4 CD's they are probably right. It covers a wide period of time though from Nina Simone with I Put A Spell On You to Amy Winehouse with Rehab.

The first CD opens up with Aretha Franklin and Respect; you can't get a better start than that.

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It would be hard to find Dusty Springfield with Son of A Preacher Man, Dione Warwick with Walk On By and Freda Payne with Band of Gold all on one CD like you do here.

Elsewhere there is Donna Summer with Love To Love You Baby, Diana Ross with Upside Down and Yorkshire's Corinne Bailey Rae with Put Your Records On.

I was surprised to see some jazzier tracks on such as Incognito featuring Jocelyn Brown with Always There, Erykah Badu with On and On and Freez with Southern Freez. However these 3 tracks are all excellent in their genre.

I give the album 4 out of 5

Soul Woman Compilation (Universal Music), 8th February 2018, 9:34 AM