Monday, March 22, 2010
Happy birthday, Beverley Knight
She was born in Wolverhampton on 22 March 1973 and this is “Black Butta” from her 2007 album Music City Soul, the best new soul album I’ve heard in at least the last decade. It’s as close to classic Aretha Franklin and Al Green as we’re going to get in the age of the hemidemisemiquaver diva.
The performance is from Later with Jools Holland, presumably about the time the album came out.