Giselle Smith - Ruthless DayJalapeno Records
"Ruthless Day" is the second full length lp from Giselle Smith. Formely the front woman for the Mighty Mocambos Giselle has arranged a collection of high powered funk that allow her vocals to soar. Among the highlights are "Sweet Memories", a mid-tempo track oozing with wah-wah guitar funk. "Hero" is a bluesy duet with Eric Boss. "Around again" is infectious funk with tasty piano arrangements. A potent release filled with emotive lyrics, Giselle is a welcome addition to the funk and soul scene.
Reg Dancy, 04/18