Singer Carol Duboc’s second CD is called "Duboc," a fitting title considering the Kansas City native wrote or co-wrote the majority of songs, arranged and produced the albu…
Singer Carol Duboc’s second CD is called "Duboc," a fitting title considering the Kansas City native wrote or co-wrote the majority of songs, arranged and produced the album.
The result is a solid collection of a dozen smooth, sexy and contemporary songs.
Duboc has sold more than three million records as a songwriter and arranger for other artists. She penned Stephanie Mills’ hit "Never Do You Wrong" as well as written for Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones and Chante Moore.
She stepped out on her own with her debut CD, "With All That I Am," in the fall of 2001. Her second album will further establish Duboc as a singer. The CD fits best under the "smooth jazz" umbrella, but there are splashes of classic pop, rhythm and blues and Brazilian music to give the album a big, lush sound.
Duboc gets help from Hubert Laws, Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and Patrice Rushen.
On the album, Duboc wraps her cool, liquid voice around a pair of Burt Bacharach and Hal David numbers - "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and the terrific "Walk on By." She also covers Wayne Shorter’s "El Gaucho."
Duboc has writing credits on the rest. Co-written with Lorber, "I Wanna Love Someone" stands out with its rolling melodies and waves of vocals.
"Duboc" is recommended for fans of smooth jazz and those who want to hear some original songs.