O'Farrell Street by Shoshana Bean on Apple Music

10 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Best known for her roles in Broadway hits like Wicked and Hairspray, Shoshana Bean released her first album—the straightforward R&B/pop set Superhero—in 2008. She reinvented herself for O'Farrell Street, adopting a throwback, retro-soul style and channeling classic artists like Etta James, Ronnie Spector, and Shirley Bassey. Recorded in just one week with a crackshot live band—using vintage equipment in lieu of high-tech trickery—this is ideal for anyone unimpressed by the usual assembly-line Auto-Tune starlets fighting for crossover hits. Bean wrote or cowrote each of the 10 songs here and shines on all of them. Don't miss the rowdy opening funk of "Cold Turkey," the silky-smooth "Gin and Cigarettes," or the minimalist bluesy stomp of "Quittin' Time." It's an impressive effort from a new star with a feel for the old days, ideal for fans of Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Best known for her roles in Broadway hits like Wicked and Hairspray, Shoshana Bean released her first album—the straightforward R&B/pop set Superhero—in 2008. She reinvented herself for O'Farrell Street, adopting a throwback, retro-soul style and channeling classic artists like Etta James, Ronnie Spector, and Shirley Bassey. Recorded in just one week with a crackshot live band—using vintage equipment in lieu of high-tech trickery—this is ideal for anyone unimpressed by the usual assembly-line Auto-Tune starlets fighting for crossover hits. Bean wrote or cowrote each of the 10 songs here and shines on all of them. Don't miss the rowdy opening funk of "Cold Turkey," the silky-smooth "Gin and Cigarettes," or the minimalist bluesy stomp of "Quittin' Time." It's an impressive effort from a new star with a feel for the old days, ideal for fans of Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones.

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