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CD Review: Margie Nelson - Hungry Girl

Year: 2010

Record Label: Independent

Style: Jazz Vocals

Musicians: Margie Nelson (vocals), Quinn Johnson (piano, rhodes), Christian Jacob (piano), Kevin Axt (bass), Matt Catingub (sax), Stephen Geyer (guitar), Kevin Winard (drums, percussion, vocals)

Review:
Even though she is a singer with lot of experience Hungry Girl is Margie Nelson debut album. A singer with a sultry voice, Margie can be funny, classy and romantic. Impossible to listen to the lyrics of the song Hungry Girl witout smiling. One line of the song says "Rachel Ray has nothing on me". In obvious reference to Food Network star Rachel Ray.

Margie sweetness in I love the way you're breaking my heart is an example of her romantic side. And her latin side can be heard in the song An ocassional man, with flavors of the caribbean and the rhodes giving the music a 70's feel.

Always good to hear a Jobim song, this time If you never come to me, the english version of Inutil Paissagem.

Margie is wonderful singing ballads like Where do you start? and Don't go to strangers, on this last one Matt Catingub on sax helps in creating the romantic feeling with a good Lester young like solo.

Margie enjoys singing lyrics with a sense of humor like I need ya (like I need a hole in my head), the tittle says it all. Hungry Girl is a good debut album full of blues, fun, romance and great music.

Tracks: Hungry Girl, I love the way you're breaking my heart, An Occasional Man, Be cool, If you never come to me, Ain't nobody's business but my own, Don't go to strangers, How come?, I need ya (like I need a hole in my head), I can't believe that you're in love with me, Where do you start?, The best is yet to come

Artist's Website: http://www.nelsonjazz.com

Reviewed by: Wilbert Sostre

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Wilbert Sostre