Shirley Brown – Diva Of Soul (1995)

Shirley Brown - Diva Of Soul (1995)
Artist: Shirley Brown
Album: Diva Of Soul
Genre: Soul, R&B
Label: Dome Records
Released: 1995
Quality: FLAC (tracks+.cue)
You Ain’t Got To Hide Your Man (4:23)
If You’re Weak Enough (4:58)
Good Loving Man (4:10)
One More Time (5:54)
You Ain’t Woman Enough To Take My Man (5:11)
Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is (4:20)
Talk To Me (5:38)
Sprung On His Love (4:20)
Better You Go Your Way (5:15)
Leftover Love (5:11)
Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Lovin’ We Got (4:46)
Anticipation (5:20)
A Two-Way Thang (5:27)
Long On Lovin’ (3:08)


The similarity between Brown’s style and that of ’80s-era Aretha Franklin is undeniable. That is certainly not the worst thing to say about a singer, but it reveals a lack of originality in her material. The blues and soul workouts here are competent but unremarkable, and the production is tinny.
Review by Tim Sheridan

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