2016 – Self-Released
By Phillip Smith; Oct. 2, 2016
When the mood hits for a nice blend of blues, funk & soul , it doesn’t get much better than taking in the intoxicating vocal sounds of Seattle songstress Anita White, aka Lady A. Her latest album, Loved, Blessed & Stressed is an absolute splendor. White is joined by Dexter Allen (guitar, bass, piano and backing vocals) and Joey Robinson (drums, and keyboard).
One doesn’t have to be in a church house to be taken to church. Title track, “Love, Blessed & Blues” grabs ahold of me and vibrates right to the soul, dousing me in the blues gospel-style. Lady A gets the adrenalin flowing in the high-energy “Honey Hush (Tribute to Elnora)”. Play, listen and then repeat on this dance-friendly treat.
Lady A breaks out the funk George Clinton/Brides of Funkenstein style on “Take Me Back to Seattle”. I love the growly bass-line Allen plops down, and the cool little micro-rhythms Robinson adds on the keys. There’s a sweet Motown feeling imbedded in “Love Calling”, a smooth R&B slow song with beautiful vocals.
Loved Blessed & Blues puts me in my happy place with every listen, leaving me with a huge smile across my face.