Lucy Woodward Is... Hot & Bothered [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

Lucy Woodward Is... Hot & Bothered [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

by Lucy WoodwardLucy Woodward

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Overview

Smart and sassy women vocalists may sound like the flavor of 2008, but Lucy Woodward has been blazing her own path since the 2003 release of her Top 40 hit “Dumb Girls.” Hold the damage and call off the paparazzi, though -- Woodward knows the difference between confidence and braggadocio; unlike most of today’s crop of young soul singers, there’s no imminent train wreck in her future. The intervening five years have amped up the funk and hip-hop quotient of her music, and on Lucy Woodward…Is Hot and Bothered, she hooks up with Itaal Shur, who co-wrote Santana’s monster “Smooth.” Mixing her convincing vocals and songwriting with his pop smarts yields a potent and well-rounded portrait of a young singer enviably in control. From the hip-hop-soul-styled “Use What I Got” to the small-combo blues of “Geographical Cure,” Woodward invests contemporary productions with jazzy flourishes -- imagine Amy Winehouse and Duffy with an additional decade of musical references. “Love Is Gonna Getcha” mines a trip-hop groove with John Barry orchestrations and disco-era harmonies, with Woodward’s golden vocals bouncing along the top. Its companion track, “Too Much to Live For,” kicks all of the above into higher gear and adds a gospel breakdown. The London-born, Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter’s versatility is unsurprising if you consider her pedigree as the daughter of a belly-dancing opera singer and a composer-conductor. On the torchy “Slow Recovery,” though, Woodward shows off her most valuable asset: a flexible, sensual voice with a seductive rasp that should be leaving listeners hot and bothered for a long time to come.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/29/2008
Label: Barnes Noble Consign
UPC: 0805859010626
catalogNumber: 90106

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lucy Woodward   Primary Artist,Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Hollers
Nicki Richards   Background Vocals
Everett Bradley   Background Vocals,Hand Clapping,Foot Stomping,Hollers
Paul Frazier   Bass
Jonathan Maron   Bass
Itaal Shur   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Electric Bass,Glockenspiel,Keyboards,Hand Clapping,Mellotron,Vibes,Wurlitzer,Foot Stomping,Hollers
Nunzio Signore   Guitar
Clifford Lane   Guitar
Pauline Kim   Strings
Tom Chiu   Violin
Jennifer Karr   Background Vocals
Jimmi K. Bones   Guitar
Ron Caswell   Tuba,Tsugaru
Ben Butler   Guitar
Brian Delaney   Drums
Abe Fogel   Drums
Curtis Folkes   Trombone
Lauren Sevian   Baritone Saxophone
Lucia Micarelli   Strings
Rachel Golub   Violin
Dave Eggar   Strings,Cello
Thad DeBrock   Guitar,Guitar Effects

Technical Credits

Bob Brockman   Engineer
Itaal Shur   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Oliver Strauss   Engineer
Clifford Lane   Engineer
Stuart Brawley   Composer
Yaron Fuchs   Engineer
Jennifer Karr   Vocal Arrangements
Lucy Woodward   Composer,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Eric Gorman   Engineer
Dave Eggar   String Arrangements,String Contractor

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