Picks and Pans Review: Recent Raves
updated 08/09/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 08/09/2004 AT 01:00 AM EDT
Gipsy Kings, Roots: The Kings return to their acoustic Roots on a heartfelt collection that evokes the intricate passions of the Spanish flamenco style.
Andy Bey, American Song: American songs like "Lush Life" and "Speak Low" meet an American master in this unforgettable jazz singer.
Angie Stone, Stone Love: On her latest, Stone continues to carve out righteous, retro-'70s R&B with help from Floetry, Betty Wright, Anthony Hamilton and Missy Elliott (on the humorous highlight "U-Haul").
Eric Clapton, Me and Mr. Johnson: With a voice that is weathered and true, and guitar playing that is vibrant and inventive, Slow Hand salutes the 1930s blues pioneer Robert Johnson.