Class will always win out regardless of style or genre and an album by Judith Hill would not normally feature on this site but this Grammy winning singer and songwriter deserves to have her music brought to your attention.
She is an artist from Los Angeles and has filled plenty of column inches in her time as well as having lavish praise heaped on her by the likes of Rolling Stone magazine as well as performing with the cream of soul, jazz, rock and roll and R&B including Prince, Michael Jackson and George Benson to name just a couple and there are many, many more. All of this information is readily available elsewhere so no further comments will be made but we do need to report on Baby, I’m Hollywood!’ which is Hill’s fourth solo album and is a soulful R&B delight being superbly played and produced and is just so wonderfully slick and glossy. Superb arrangements, great horns and infectious rhythms throughout build up the platform for Judith Hill’s golden voice and note perfect delivery.
You can definitely hear Prince’s influence throughout the album and she definitely spent her time wisely when learning from the genius that he undoubtedly was. However, this is not Prince’s album but Judith Hill’s and she gives a masterful performance to show how superbly well soul, funk and R&B can be when combined to create a superbly slick and ever thrilling soul and jazz infused extravaganza. She has a voice to die for, perfect timing plus a truly inspirational collection of songs and if you want to hear how good R&B can be then check out Baby, I’m Hollywood! just as soon as you can.
Baby, I’m Hollywood!
- When My World Is Blue (3:29)
- Baby, I’m Hollywood! (4:33)
- Americana (4:10)
- God Bless The Mechanic (3:38)
- You Got The Right Thang (3:49)
- Burn It All (3:43)
- Give Your Love To Someone Else (5:54)
- Silence (5:31)
- Wanderer (6:08)
- Miss Cecilia Jones (3:58)
- Newborn Woman (3:10)
- Step Out (3:47)
- Candlelight In The Dark (5:03)