Mz. Connie (Debut Album Alert!)
Daddy B. Nice's #172 ranked Southern Soul Artist
"Neckbone Lady feat. L.J. Echols"
Mz. Connie (Debut Album Alert!)
December 29, 2020:
NEW ALBUM ALERT!:DBN notes: Music sellers and YouTube album tracks will be posted as soon as they're available.
STIR IT LIKE COFFEE TRACK LIST:1. STIR IT LIKE COFFEE.
2. MZ CONNIE CHA.
3. KICKIN DIRT UP
4. FEEL LIKE A QUEEN
5. Interlude #1 WILD FLOWER
6. GOOD LOVIN.
7. GROWN FOLK GOOD TIME
8. WHY U GOTTA ACT LIKE THAT
9. Interlude #2 WILD FLOWER
10. LATE CHECKOUT
11. IS WHAT IT IS, AINT WHAT IT AINT
12. Interlude #3 WILD FLOWER
13. NEITHER ONE OF US
14. WHAT WOULD I HAVE DONE
Daddy B. Nice notes:First, the disappointment. What debut album excludes the debut artist's most popular single? In Mz. Connie's case, that would be "Neckbone Lady," a Daddy B Nice, #1-ranked southern soul single in March of 2019 produced and co-sung by the inimitable L.J. Echols. Here's hoping the omission wasn't caused by a financial or copyright issue.
That caveat aside, Mz. Connie's new STIR IT LIKE COFFEE is a competent and occasionally stirring debut by a singer who ranges effortlessly from light to deep topics. "Why You Gotta Act Like That," which also charted on Daddy B Nice's Singles (#8, August 2018), focuses on the "love" side of the equation with self-assurance. The melody is memorable, the production sleek, the vocal and lyrics unfailingly apt. "Grown Folk Good Time" is in the same mold, with a smooth tempo and vivid instrumental track.
The title track "Stir It Like Coffee" does what Mz. Connie does best, posing a love problem in a pleasantly-tempoed, accessible format, and guess who shows up? None other than Nelson Curry!
"Kicking Dirt Up" caters to the trailride crowd, so Mz. Connie brings in the King of Trailride Blues, Jeter Jones. "Is What It Is, Ain't What It Ain't" pulls Mz Connie into a more aggressive vocal style, as does the line-dancing song "Tha Miss Connie Cha".
Rounding out this generous set are "Feel Like A Queen" and "Good Lovin'". The album drops off a little at times---for instance, with "Neither One of Us," a cover of Gladys Knight's "Neither One Of Us Wants To Be The First To Say Good-Bye," or "Late Checkout," which reworks the instrumental track of Peggy Scott-Adams' "I'm Getting What I Want." Overall, though, what's most impressive about Mz. Connie's POUR IT LIKE COFFEE is the natural ease of Mz. Connie's vocals and the professionalism of its production.
Listen to Mz. Connie singing "Why You Gotta Act Like That" on YouTube.
Listen to Mz. Connie singing Listen to Mz. Connie singing "Tha Mz Connie Cha" on YouTube.
DBN notes: Music sellers and YouTube album tracks will be posted as soon as they're available.
--Daddy B. Nice
Honorary "B" Side
"Why You Gotta Act Like That"
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