Rockferry Duffy (CD)

PUBLISHED : Friday, 11 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 11 July, 2008, 12:00am

Welsh singer Aimee Anne Duffy, known more commonly as Duffy, is touted to become the next big (Welsh) thing, following the success of classical-crossover singer Katherine Jenkins.

Duffy is a throwback to a sorely-missed musical era. Her songs have an air of Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello to them. Add that to a voice that has been compared to Dusty Springfield and you've got something very promising. The album opens with the title track, Rockferry, a slow, melancholy soul lament. This song could be easily mistaken for a 60s soul number by Ella Fitzgerald or Aretha Franklin. Another song to sample the classics is Hanging On Too Long, which has a bass line similar to Marvin Gaye's I Heard it Through the Grapevine.

This album is a tribute to some of the best music ever written and a step on the road to discovering great soul classics.