Johnny Huston
July 15, 1994 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Jewel

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Marcella Detroit
Producers
London, PLG
genre
Rock

We gave it an B-

Marcella Detroit has a gift for perverse lyrics and a voice like Mariah Carey with a head cold, and she pouts and poses impressively in the role of tragic diva. Branching away from her work with Shakespear’s Sister, her solo debut Jewel suffers from drab Motown and Sly Stone covers and from a Godfather of Soul impression (”James Brown”) that’s more embarrassing than subversive. B-

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