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Honey For The Biscuit

Tasha Taylor

Ruf Records 2016

Review by David Bowling

 

Tasha Taylor is the daughter of soul and Stax label legend Johnnie Taylor so the genetic code is in place; it just depends on how you use it. She is doing just fine as her latest release, Honey For The Biscuit, proves.

She has a smoother approach than her father and her ability to write her own material sets her apart from many of her contemporaries.

She has a soulful voice that is a perfect vehicle for interpreting her lyrics. It makes for an album that just percolates along. Her ballads carry the album but songs such as “Wedding Bells” with some Stax-like sax breaks, and “Family Tree” with Keb Mo guesting on guitar and vocals provide a nice counterpoint.

Tasha Taylor drips soul, so if you want some wonderful modern day soul, then you will find Honey For Your Biscuit a tasty treat.

Rating: ***1/2

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