Vaneese Thomas'sCD " Soul Sister Vol. One" ! An amazing tribute to some of the greatest women of soul who helped shape a generation.
The San Antonio Express News writes... Step aside, warbling balladeers, overreaching vocal gymnasts and Auto-Tune divas, a real woman with a real, big, natural voice is coming through.
Vaneese Thomas, daughter of soul/R&B icon Rufus Thomas and sister of classic R&B singer Carla Thomas, is too much of a Southern lady to push you out of the way physically. This salute to (mostly) Southern soul queens should do the aural trick.
Known for backing Aretha Franklin, Luther Vandross, Foreigner, the Black Crowes, Celine Dion and many others, Thomas steps out front to pay tribute to singers who influenced, inspired and entertained her.
She covers classics such as Tell Mama (Etta James) and Nutbush City Limits (Tina Turner), more obscure songs including Hypnotized (Linda Jones) and Make Me Yours (Betty Swann), and adds the original It's Killin' Me for good measure. Soul trumps tricks every time.
— Jim Beal Jr.
"Soul Sister Vol. One" is available nationwide and online for download and purchase. iTunes f.y.e.