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The Color Within MeRobinson can sing, in a big-voiced, soul-gospel style, but after a while, her enthusiasm grates. Not even L.A.'s finest sidemen (Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder,...The Color Within MeBlues, R&BRobinson can sing, in a big-voiced, soul-gospel style, but after a while, her enthusiasm grates. Not even L.A.'s finest sidemen (Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder,...1999-11-19
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The Color Within Me

Genre: Blues, R&B; Lead Performer: Janice Robinson; Producer (group): Ghetto Works, Warner Bros.

Robinson can sing, in a big-voiced, soul-gospel style, but after a while, her enthusiasm grates. Not even L.A.’s finest sidemen (Jim Keltner, Ry Cooder, Waddy Wachtel) can salvage her solo debut. In fact, the musical setting is part of the problem: The album can’t decide if it’s blues-flavored roots rock or glossy pop. Skip it.