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Joss Stone spent the afternoon the day her latest album was released in the United States, doing a Last.fm session for Originals. Picking up where her multi-platinum debut left off nine years ago, she takes her love of R&B and soul and gives exposure to primarily classics and little known gems. One newer tune, seen above, goes back just two years, as she covers “The High Road” from Broken Bells. Stone’s strong back catalog is solidified by her nearly 892,447 listeners that give her over 13,500, 000 scrobbles!
Joss Stone – Stoned Out Of My Mind
Originally done by The Chi-Lites, as it was the closing track to the 1973 self-titled album. The bass-line on her album version, is her favorite bass-line of any song on Soul Sessions, Vol. 2. According to Joss, it was the most worked on song in the sessions.
Joss Stone – Teardrops
Originally by Womack & Womack on their 1988 album, Conscience. It was the first song that was cut when Joss entered the studio in Nashville, and Joss adds that this set the bar for the rest of the recordings.
Joss Stone – While You’re Out Looking For Sugar
Originally done by Honey Cone on the 1970 album, Take Me With You. Although the song writing credits go to Ronald Dunbar and Edyth Wayne, it was in-fact the famous team of Eddie Holland, Jr., Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland that were behind the “Edyth Wayne” pseudonym. The trio had recently left Motown Records, triggered by a dispute with Berry Gordy Jr. over profit-sharing and royalties.They started two labels of their own, Invictus and Hot Wax. When Motown sued for breach of contract, it led to one of the longest legal battles in music industry history.
Joss chats with Last.fm
Following the release of Soul Sessions, Vol. 2 throughout most of the world during the month of July, her listening trend jumped a bit and has held steady near her current peak ever since.