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American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics (2004) You haven't lived until you've heard Matthew Rodgers sing "(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay." And then you may just want to die. American… 2004-04-27 Amy Adams Fantasia Barrino Diana DeGarmo Jennifer Hudson George Huff Leah LaBelle Jon Peter Lewis La Toya London Matthew Rogers John Stevens Jasmine Trias Various Artists Camile Velasco R&B Soundtracks
La Toya London, American Idol | SOUL'ED OUT Bland arrangements take the wind out of LaToya London's sails on the 'Idol 3' CD
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SOUL'ED OUT Bland arrangements take the wind out of LaToya London's sails on the 'Idol 3' CD
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D

Details Release Date: Apr 27, 2004; Lead Performances: Amy Adams, Fantasia Barrino, Diana DeGarmo, Jennifer Hudson and George Huff...; Genres: R&B, Soundtracks

You haven't lived until you've heard Matthew Rodgers sing ''(Sittin' on) the Dock of the Bay.'' And then you may just want to die. American Idol Season 3: Greatest Soul Classics is a cash-in collection of all 12 ''American Idol'' finalists struggling through painful, emotion-free renditions of old soul hits. Even the best crooners of the club (hello, La Toya London!) are sabotaged, thanks to generic, passionless backup arrangements. Throw a little Leah Labelle on top of it, and you're truly in a world of hurt.

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Originally posted May 14, 2004 Published in issue #765 May 14, 2004 Order article reprints