Joss Stone’s ‘The Soul Sessions’

Joss Stone’s ‘The Soul Sessions’ is his debut album released on September 16, 2003 by Relentless.

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Track listing : 1.The Chokin’ Kind (Harlan Howard) – 03:35 . 2.Super Duper Love (Are You Diggin’ on Me?) Pt. 1 (Willie Garner) – 04:20 . 3.Fell in Love with a Boy (Jack White) – 03:38 . 4.Victim of a Foolish Heart (Charles Buckins, George Jackson) – 05:31 . 5.Dirty Man (Bobby Miller) – 02:59 . 6.Some Kind of Wonderful (John Ellison) – 03:56 . 7.I’ve Fallen in Love with You (Carla Thomas) – 04:29 . 8.I Had a Dream (John Sebastian) – 03:01 . 9.All the King’s Horses (Aretha Franklinn) – 03:03 . 10.For the Love of You Pts. 1 & 2 (Ernest Isley, Marvin Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Jr., Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Christopher Jasper) – 07:33 .

Musicians : Joss Stone – Lead Vocals . Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson – Drums On (3 – 7 – 11) . Betty Wright – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 6 – 9 – 11) . Angie Stone – Backing Vocals On (3 – 11) . Cindy Blackman – Drums On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Adam Blackstone – Bass On (3 – 11) . Timmy Thomas – Organ On (1 – 2 – 4 – 8) . Mark Ciprit – Guitar On (7) . Jack Daley – Bass On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Kirk Douglas – Guitar On (3 – 11) . Jimmy Farkus – Acoustic Guitar On (5) . Sam Furnace – Saxophone On (7) . Steve Greenwell – ass On (7) . Willlie “Little Beaver” Hale – Guitar On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Kamal – Keyboards On (3) . Benny Latimore – Piano On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 9) . Mike Mangini – Tambourine On (2) . Angelo Morris – Acoustic Guitar On (1); Guitar On (2 – 4 – 5); Organ On (6 – 9); Keyboards On (10) . Ignacio Nunez – Percussion On (2) . Danny Pierre – Keyboards On (7) . James Poyser – Keyboards On (3 – 11) . Namphuyo Aisha Mccray – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Taneka Duggan – Backing Vocals On (7) . Deanna Carroll – Backing Vocals On (7) . Jeanette Wright – Backing Vocals On (1 – 2 – 4 – 6 – 9) . Sharon Yamada – Violin On (7) . Karen Dreyfus – Viola On (7) . Alan Stepansky – Cello On (7) . Jung Sun Yoo – Violin On (7) . Robert Rinehart – Viola On (7) . Sandra Park – Violin On (7) . Leanne Leblanc – Cello On (7) . Liz Lim – Violin On (7) . Tom Rosenfeld – Viola On (7) . Dawn Hannay – Viola On (7) . Laura Seaton – Violin On (7) . Lisa Kim – Violin On (7) . Myung Hi Kim – Violin On (7) . Sarah Kim – Violin On (7) . Soo Hyun Kwon – Violin On (7) . Sarah Seiver – Cello On (7) . Rob Shaw – Violin On (7) . Jenny Strenger – Violin On (7) . Fiona Simon – Violin On (7) . Jeremy Turner – Cello On (7) .

Production Produced by Steve Greenberg, Mike Mangini, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Betty Wright . John Angier – String Arrangements On (7) . Steve Greenwell – Engineer, Mixing . Chris Gehringer – Mastering .

Package : Bryan Lasley – Art Direction, Design . Charles Allen Smith – Photography . Karen Fuchs – Photography . David Gorman – Art Direction, Design .

Recorded 9 April 2003 – 12 May 2003 at Mojo Studios (New York City, New York), The Hit Factory Criteria (Miami, Florida), The Studio (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) .

Released on September 16 , 2003 by Relentless.

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BBC
But ultimately this album seems a bit of an artistic compromise, music from the rule book rather than the heart. That said, I for one look forward to hearing her first proper album, which will hopefully allow us to hear more of Joss’s real soul. […]

PopMatters
Spanning some seven minutes and change, the song shows Stone possessing a sultry Norah Jones-like quality on this track. The dichotomy of power and sultriness is the track’s greatest asset. It’s that same duality that should provide Joss Stone with a career that knows no limits. And to only be in her teens, sheesh…. […]

A.V. Club
For the most part, however, she sounds comfortable enough in soul music’s devastating emotional lows and rapturous highs to make The Soul Sessions sound like a natural reflection of the teen experienceand a deeper one than pre-packaged rebellion could ever achieve. […]

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