Apr 112012
 

Janiva Magness - Stronger For ItJaniva Magness enduring strength and star power continues on her Stronger For It album, showing us that Stax-era soul music is as powerful a force in music today as it ever was. The opening track “There It Is” has a gut wrenching opener that seals the fate of a broken relationship in way that would make the Rolling Stones proud. Her voice is first and foremost strong and confident in the face of trouble and at the same time human an bluesy. “I Won’t Cry” is more of a slow burner which showcases how well she’s working with the band and the backup vocalists. “Make It Rain” is a good moving on song. The highlight track for me is Janiva Magness’ cover of Ike Turner’s “You Got What You Wanted,” which captures that classic soul sound perfectly.

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  One Response to “Review: Stronger For It by Janiva Magness”

  1. [...] Janiva Magness has just released Stronger For It. Long-time listeners of the show will be well familiar Janiva Magness because she got heavy play on Taproot Radio in 2010 when her The Devil Is An Angel Too CD was out. And she won best CD of 2010 on Taproot Radio. Stronger For It is just as impressive. She’s got a strong Candi Staton vibe on this one full of soul star power just like you know you like it. My favorite track is the cover of Ike Turner’s “You Got What You Wanted.” [...]

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