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Lucinda Belle

Baby Don't Cry (digital single)

Review by Gary Hill

Before I actually listened to this track, I assumed (based on the cover) that it would be modern pop music. I was pleasantly surprised as this is so much better than that. It's mostly closely tied to old school jazz.

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Track by Track Review
Baby Don't Cry
I love the jazzy groove of the cut. It's mellow and so tasteful on the opening section. The vocals bring a lot of magic and even more emotion. The second movement of this gets a lot of jazz energy and vibe. Some backing vocals bring a retro swing element. The track drops way back down to its mellowest movements for a verse after that, but it fires back upward for the chorus. This is a real slab of goodness that is well set in a bygone era. Yet, it still manages to be relevant today.
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