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Kelley Johnson: Make Someone Happy

Read "Make Someone Happy" reviewed by Jim Santella

Singer Kelley Johnson has a relaxed manner and a brassy aura that speaks clearly to the listener who wants to appreciate lyrics and become immersed in a song’s attitude. Searingly effective on slow, deliberate, dramatic ballads, such as “I Haven’t Got Anything Better To Do" and “Moment to Moment," the singer points every phrase and shapes every note to make it linger in the air. Elsewhere, as on “Solitude" and “Throw it Away," the singer presents a limp affair that ...


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