05/15/2000 at 01:00 AM EDT
>COLOUR MOVING AND STILL Chantal Kreviazuk (C2/Columbia) The Canadian thrush can brood like Alanis, but she can also swing sweet pop in ways her countrywoman won't.
HERE'S THE DEAL Liquid Soul (Shanachie) Chicago's jazzy funksters feature Simone, daughter of jazz great Nina Simone, on two tracks of elegant R&B. This is one deal worth accepting.
DAVID JOHANSENAN AND THE HARRY SMITHS David Johansen and the Harry Smiths (Chesky) New York Doll Johansen has made the leap from punk to Delta bluesman with surprising aplomb.