Hard Act to Follow
1998: Blind Pig Records BPCD 5044
I found this album while doing a casual web-search to see what Eurythmics songs had been covered by other musicians, and the idea of hearing Missionary Man done by this woman intrigued me so I bought a copy right away. When I got the CD, I was thrilled to find it was mostly great fun, a politely rambunctious strut of classic R&B style although most of the songs were by Scott herself. Her cover of Missionary Man is good but doesnt stray from the original one bit, even in its tempo: I checked this out by playing the Eurythmics video for it while listening to Scotts recording, and it matches exactly.
Probably Dont Touch Me is my favorite track on this, with Queensize Bed a strong contender. Scott has a fine, powerful voicejust gravelly enough to give it the authentic R&B stampbut shes clearly in control of it and can bring it down to a very emotive softness as on If Youre a Good Woman.
Maybe its as unusual as it seems to me, but doesnt it strike you as uncommon that an 11-track R&B/Blues album should feature 4 songs that are downright celebratory? p.s. Best throwaway line in an outro here: German chocolate cake! ROTFL.
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