Joss Stone / The Soul Sessions

Joss Stone turned a new generation on to old-school rhythm and blues with her remarkable The Soul Sessions (2003) bow. The rhythm section for most of the tracks is bass ace Jack Daley and drummer extraordinaire Cindy Blackman who groove akin to the Stax, Motown, Atlantic session cats of yore. Jack’s deep resonant tone, no-frills phrasing, and hooky motifs, especially on the tracks “Super Duper Love,” “Some Kind of Wonderful,” and “The Chokin’ Kind” – exude 21st Century soul!