Barb Jungr - Walking in the Sun - Sunday Times
01 November 2006Sunday Times
If Randy Newman is the thinking person's pop singer, Barb Jungr occupies a similar niche in this country. An astute interpreter of chanson, folk, blues, jazz and show tunes, she has been on quite a roll of late. Many a Dylan fan was seduced by the svelte covers on "Every Grain of Sand", and she peeled away the Graceland kitsch on "Love Me Tender", a low-key tribute to Elvis. This album heads deeper into blues and gospel terrain. Jungr may not be a born R&B shouter, but there's a simmering intelligence in the tolling chords of Brownie McGhee's Rainy Day
. Elsewhere, Eric Bibb adds characteristically soulful but discreet guitar.
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