Picks and Pans Review: I'll Keep on Loving You
updated 03/29/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 03/29/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST
Like Stephanie Mills and Melba Moore, Clifford at her worst can sound as stilted as the disco backgrounds on a lot of her songs—emotionally sterile and mechanical. But she can also show passion, and does on this album in, among other tunes, Ain't You Glad and All the Man I Need. They benefit from brassy arrangements by Leon Pendarvis Jr., and Clifford seems happy to be liberated from the repetitive lyrics of Let It Ride or Never Say Never, two standard droners. The Brooklyn-born singer, who is 30, won't make people forget Ella Fitzgerald, but her voice is bright and contagious.