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Emotions Dancing With Joi! - don't sleep on it!

I've loved Joi's music since I first heard "Sunshine and the Rain". It was something about it. It was quite moody, dark and rhythmic - like sunshine and rain. I don't know where my head was and where I was when I heard it, but it just made me think - this is great, I gotta have this! So I purchased the tape and I loved it, eventhough no one I knew was into the single or the album Pendulum Vibe. Flash forward...Joi disappeared only to re-emerge with Star Kitty's Revenge. I had to have it. It was YEARS since her last album and even with many cameos and a stint with Lucy Pearl, I was not "fixed" until I had THAT CD in my possession. I loved it! It was freaky, honest, and explorative. So here I sit with her latest installment of hits - TENNESSEE SLIM IS THE BOMB! 'Nuff Said in the title because it is the BOMB! Albeit, I'm late as h*ll getting it ( it came out in April), I'm still glad to have it. This time Joi is heartbroken and not afraid to explore the valleys of love's vicissitude. Unlike other artist I've heard who have devoted an album to relationships, Joi rhythmically (and sometimes sarcastically) goes to all sides of the table to get the best angle only to deliver the 8 ball in the corner pocket on being "in" love, being "out" of love, infatuation, lust, and redemption. Last, the best thing, with the exception of one song, I can listen to this album from beginning to end loving every lyric and beat on it. Don't underestimate Joi, you want this CD in your collection.

JOI is the TRUTH

This is Joi's best album yet DON'T SLEEP on this one!!!!


Not since Prince or Meshell Ndegeocello has an artist moved me so much. This is some of Joi's best work. It is a travesty that an album of this caliber is going pretty much unheard. If you consider yourself a true lover of GOOD MUSIC, do yourself a favor and download this album, and then tell a friend. I dare you to listen to "I'm So Famous" or "Dance With Yesterday" and not be automatically transformed into a JOI fan. "Tennessee Slim Is The Bomb" is truly a modern day R&B/Funk Classic. After you hear this album, track down her unreleased 2nd album "Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome" and wonder along with the rest of us as to WHY she is being slept on so hard.


Born: January 25, 1971 in Nashville, TN

Genre: R&B/Soul

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

An ill fit for the major-label system, soul/funk-rooted singer, songwriter, and producer Joi Gilliam was slightly ahead of her time and too unique when she arrived during the early '90s. Although Gilliam didn't receive the support she deserved during her development, she has amassed a sizable cult audience of adventurous listeners. They came to her as early as 1994, when she debuted on the EMI label with The Pendulum Vibe. A sharp, kaleidoscopic set of hip-hop soul made with Dallas Austin, it didn't...
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