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Till it Happens to You by Jessica Johnson

"And the young shall set the course for the next stage of excellence in art" such a quote has been proven time and time again but never so frequent as on the music front. The stage again is set for a young and vibrant vocalist who has the foundation to set a career on fire. R&B siren Jessica Johnson debuts her new self release "Till it Happens To You" capturing the appetites of those searching for new stimulation. Young only in years this fine tuned vocalist has power in her voice and drive in her heart!

The spin is not what one would say is perfect however it lays the ground work for a strong and accolade-coated career. Johnson’s vocals are diverse, crisp, and fully injected with strategically-placed moods. Johnson understands and feels the poignant course of a piece. As an intelligent performer, she seems to have the ability to take a new direction with a piece without going to far off the edge....

Leon Russell’s "Song for You" is a warm yet gripping interpretation with Johnson allowing herself to grow within the love ballad. A very solid effort among many on this spin!"Till it Happens To You" designed to show the numerous abilities of Johnson -- does what it set out too. We hear different ranges and vocal heights among the selections. What is missing is her allowing her voice to release totally. One wonders if she were to let her voice take her farther than where she has been. Stay Tuned! That may be Johnson’s next level....

This spin solicits energy, thought, and enthusiasm all of which mixes well with an introduction such as this debut. Johnson appears well on her way to a splendid journey. In short Till it Happens to You has happened for her now -- go forth and conquer the spins ahead!

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Jessica Johnson
  • CD Title: Till it Happens to You
  • Genre: Jazz DVD / Video
  • Year Released: 2007
  • Record Label: Self
  • Tracks: Till It Happens To You , Summertime , Blue Skies , Ordinary People , All Because of You, I Believe in You and Me , You and I , I've Got It Bad, Broken Wings, Cry Me a River
  • Rating: Three Stars
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