13 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Super Duper Hits contains all 12 singles that Joss Stone recorded during her six years with EMI Records, with the Jamie Hartman duet “Stalemate” added to give the collection a lucky 13. Stone made her name at just 16 years of age, singing with a passion and purity wise beyond her years; she was a natural soul singer who could sing with a true funk. Her cover of The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Boy” is an immediate attraction, as Stone sings it like she’s falling over herself in delirium. “Super Duper Love” could be an outtake from Stax Records. “You Had Me” has a sassy modernity atop its R&B roots. “Don’t Cha Wanna Ride,” her U.S. hit, defines a line between R&B and hip-hop. Her workout on “Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now,” featuring Common, is a further expression of her unusual talent and creativity. As a British teen transitioning to adulthood, Stone is flawless. But then, she had everything she needed from her earliest sessions.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Super Duper Hits contains all 12 singles that Joss Stone recorded during her six years with EMI Records, with the Jamie Hartman duet “Stalemate” added to give the collection a lucky 13. Stone made her name at just 16 years of age, singing with a passion and purity wise beyond her years; she was a natural soul singer who could sing with a true funk. Her cover of The White Stripes’ “Fell in Love with a Boy” is an immediate attraction, as Stone sings it like she’s falling over herself in delirium. “Super Duper Love” could be an outtake from Stax Records. “You Had Me” has a sassy modernity atop its R&B roots. “Don’t Cha Wanna Ride,” her U.S. hit, defines a line between R&B and hip-hop. Her workout on “Tell Me What We’re Gonna Do Now,” featuring Common, is a further expression of her unusual talent and creativity. As a British teen transitioning to adulthood, Stone is flawless. But then, she had everything she needed from her earliest sessions.

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