Even though she is a singer with lot of experience Hungry Girl is Margie Nelson debut album. A singer with a sultry voice, Margie can be funny, classy and romantic. Impossible to listen to the lyrics of the song "Hungry Girl" witout smiling. One line of the song says "Rachel Ray has nothing on me". In obvious reference to Food Network star Rachel Ray.
Margie sweetness in "I love the way you're breaking my heart" is an example of her romantic side. And her latin side shows in the song "An ocassional man", with flavors of the caribbean and the rhodes giving the music a 70's feel. Always good to hear a Jobim song, this time "If you never come to me", the english version of Inutil Paissagem. Margie is wonderful singing ballads like "Where do you start?" and "Don't go to strangers", on this last one Matt Catingub on sax helps in creating the romantic feeling with a good Lester young like solo.
Margie enjoys singing lyrics with a sense of humor like "I need ya (like I need a hole in my head)", the tittle says it all. Hungry Girl is surely a good debut album full of blues, fun, romance and great music.