Picks and Pans Review: Don't Lose the Feeling
updated 01/28/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 01/28/1980 AT 01:00 AM EST
Beverly Johnson is a great model. Beverly Johnson is a beautiful woman. Beverly Johnson is a mediocre actress. Beverly Johnson is a, well, not ludicrously bad singer. Her debut album is not a disappointment; no one can really expect her to do everything well, so it's almost surprising that she can even carry a tune—and, occasionally, a song. Don't Run for Cover is the only cut that really works to her advantage. It's heavily disco, like most of the LP, but not as overproduced as the rest. Johnson's voice has no true character, and she tends to overtest her range. The biggest mistake is her rendition of Nancy Sinatra's 1966 hit, These Boots Are Made for Walking. It was a terrible song then; neither age nor Johnson has improved it.