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Barb Jungr - Just Like A Woman (hymn to Nina) - The Times


21 March 2008
The Times
John Bungey
3 Stars

This song-stylist has built a following with her takes on Bob Dylan and Jacques Brel. Now she interprets imaginative arrangements of tunes associated with Nina Simone. That means Just Like a Woman as jaunty lovers rock and an Africanised Ballad of Hollis Brown with thumb piano. But Jungr, with her light, clear tones, has set herself a tough task emulating the charisma and dark drama of Simone. When Jungr sings that druggie lament The Pusher you don't quite believe that she has plumbed the depths. The straight pop joy of Feeling Good and the gospel swirl of To Love Somebody convince more.


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