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Unforgettable
The only thing remarkable about Daniel Mark Epstein's biography of Nat King Cole is the subject himself. [02-14-00]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Old School
Thirty years after her first hit single, Tina Turner still sounds righteous and soulful on "Twenty Four Seven." [02-07-00]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Curtis Mayfield
Apart from his floating falsetto voice, Curtis Mayfield will be remembered for '60s compositions that represented the pinnacle of soul-music idealism. [01-10-00]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Rave On
Prince's " Rave un2 the joy fantastic" is as funky and focused as his early work. [12-07-99]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Soul Shine
Mary J. Blige deserves a hand for trying to become more than one kind of voice in a musical era when too many performers seem happy to play one-dimensional music. [09-27-99]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Variete Shows
Actress-turned-singer Jane Birkin was Serge Gainsbourg's favorite muse. Now he's dead and she's on her own. [04-19-99]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Snow Queen
Indonesian-born diva Anggun's CD "Snow on the Sahara" rides the waves of limitless ambition. And it's in English. [08-03-98]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

In The House
Ultra Nate's "Free" is a paradoxical mix of pop and not-pop. [07-13-98]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

5 Style
On his new CD, 5, Lenny Kravitz sounds like a honky -- and seems to want it that way. [05-26-98]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

World Class
Veteran club DJ Frankie Knuckles has his eyes on anyplace except the States. [04-06-98]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

From the 'Hood
Rhino's three-CD collection "Brown-Eyed Soul: The Sound of East L.A.," offers 48 songs representing the taste of three generations of Mexican-Americans. [11-24-97]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Swede dreams
It would have been hard to predict the impact that Swedish artists like the Cardigans and Robyn have had in the US in 1997. [11-03-97]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Door jam
Janet Jackson's "The Velvet Rope" is a powerfully convincing soul drama. [10-20-97]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

Howie B
An almost entirely instrumental album of electronic groove from Island. [10-13-97]
— Michael Freedberg, THE BOSTON PHOENIX

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