Hot on the heels of Amy Winehouse and Katie Melua, Joss Stone is the latest teenage sensation to be feted by the music industry. There's a massive buzz about Stone at the moment, with both Paul Weller and Lenny Kravitz offering to write songs for her, and soul legend Betty Wright producing this, her debut album. Joss Stone launched her career by singing soul standards so when it came time for a reboot she went back to the beginning, dusting off the old blueprint for The Soul Sessions and following it to a T, right down to replicating its title and giving a contemporary alt-rock hit a soul makeover. First time around, the intent was to prove that teenage Joss had soul bona fides, but in 2012 the purpose of The Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 is to signal how she's done messing around with fleeting fashions and is getting back down to the real business.
Hot on the heels of Amy Winehouse and Katie Melua, Joss Stone is the latest teenage sensation to be feted by the music industry. There's a massive buzz about Stone at the moment, with both Paul Weller and Lenny Kravitz offering to write songs for her, and soul legend Betty Wright producing this, her debut album.
She's a 16-year-old from the deep Southwest of England, a place better known for its cream teas than its hot-buttered funk. However, with assistance from Betty Wright (the "Clean-Up Woman" herself), ?uestlove of Philly neo-soulsters the Roots, and an entire roster of classic soul artists, Joss Stone has fashioned a remarkable debut that–with its irresistible fatback drums, swirling organ, and funked-up guitar–takes the listener back to the golden years of early 1970s R&B.
Acoustic Soul Sessions contains a stunning collection of beautiful acoustic guitar loops, recorded through a vintage analogue chain and expertly played by session guitarist Chris Sharkey. This guy knows a thing or two about how to play the guitar! The sample library pack contains over 250 loops and samples in 24 Bit wav, split over 5 tempos from 70bpm to 120bpm, in a variety of laid back styles, perfect for soulful rnb, singer songwriter, folk, chillout, hip hop and pop Samples are grouped together so they can be easily layered, or used individually as required.
Angel X, also known as: Angel, Angel Hard, Andy Jonas and Andreas Harde, is member of German pop group "Tagträumer". He was also involved in Michael Cretu's project Enigma in 1993 when he sang the lead vocals on "Return To Innocence". Angel X also worked as a backing vocalist for German pop star Sandra in the 90's. In 1993, Michael Cretu and Jens Gad produced Angel X's first and only solo album "Welcome To The Soul Asylum", but without success.