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Pamela Rose: Tribute To Etta James at The California Jazz Conservatory

Read "Pamela Rose: Tribute To Etta James at The California Jazz Conservatory" reviewed by Walter Atkins

Pamela Rose Tribute To Etta James California Jazz Conservatory Berkeley CA February 6, 2015 Pamela Rose's tribute to Etta James was a stirring live concert/talk/multimedia celebration of the life and career of the legendary soul, R&B, rock, gospel, and jazz artist. The set was interspersed with discussions of James' life experiences, house sing-a longs, and video clips that established context and acted as preludes to the next track. The soulful performance ...

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Pamela Rose: You Could have It All

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Pamela Rose has a great voice, good range and phrasing , on the mark intonation recalling Nancy Wilson. It also drips with soul and funk; no sweet sounding lady she. One might, however, question the arrangements. Too many of the tunes are accompanied by the incessant, never varying back beat of Bryant Mills' drums such as on “The One That Got Away" and “This Love Is Gonna Do Me in". All of the tunes are written by Rose in collaboration ...


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