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Deborah Coleman: Soft Place To Fall

Read "Soft Place To Fall" reviewed by Ed Kopp


With its classic-rock sound, Deborah Coleman’s Soft Place to Fall seems inspired by Chrissie Hynde and Jimi Hendrix more than Bessie Smith or B.B. King.That's not to disparage the album. On the contrary, Soft Place to Fall is a fine blues-rock release, and Deborah Coleman is a polished guitarist, a passionate singer and a very attractive woman. If the best tunes here find their way to commercial radio or VH1, Coleman may land on the pop charts. It ...

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Album Review

Deborah Coleman: Soft Place To Fall

Read "Soft Place To Fall" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


You Took Advantage of Me. The title of Deborah Coleman's latest Blind Pig release, Soft Place To Fall is a bit misleading because this disc is anything but soft. As a guitarist, vocalist, and composer, Coleman is firmly in the vein of Robert Cray and Kenny Neal. But any comparison ends there. Robert Cray (and to a lesser extent Neal) could only hope to have the balls Deborah Coleman displays on this disc. The Virginia native grew up in a ...


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