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Luvs Fire by Ebony Evans

This young, lovely native Georgian wastes no time getting the party started on this, her debut album, a collection of flavorful R&B/Dance cuts.

The title track "commands" one to succumb to its enticing and bouncy dance rhythm. Track 2, "Yes I Do," possesses a lovely, swaying melody to complement Ebony’s lilting vocals. Track 3, "Loving You Is All I Wanna Do," makes one long for the Motown years past, when the Marvelettes, Supremes, and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas had folks gleefully "cutting the rug" at house parties all over the country.

Moving on to track 4, "You Happened to Me," captures one with its "sugar and spice and everything nice" innocence and mellow rhythm. The vocals so fit the song’s intended mood, making the combination irresistibly soothing. Next, you can sense how "Push My Button," at track 5, transforms Ebony’s young-girlish innocence to that of a sultry, sexy, assertive woman in this pulsating and driving dance-til-ya-drop offering. She then gracefully falls into a moderate tempo soft and sexy R&B tune on "Whatcha Gonna Do About It Honey" (track 6). This is one of my favorites here. It’s a bit difficult to choose a favorite, however. This young lady possesses that unique ability to change vocal moods effortlessly and the music manages to mirror those moods easily with each tune. "Letcha Self Go" (track 8) is another of those Motown/Jackie Wilson dance jams. No surprise here!

Ebony Evans’s ability to intertwine the music of yesterday’s dance craze with modern R&B flavors will surely make this young lady a name to recognize for years to come. She should be a welcome addition to your personal collection and to our overall collection of up-and- coming talent! Go get ‘em, Ebony!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Ebony Evans
  • CD Title: Luvs Fire
  • Genre: Soul / Funk Jazz
  • Year Released: 2006
  • Record Label: Coastal Records
  • Rating: Four Stars
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