Patrick MacDonald of the Seattle Times reviewed the Erykah Badu show at the Showbox last Sunday, where he says the singer “created a sensuous, soulful mood,” MacDonald added, “Although she has a fine singing voice, Badu didn’t sing much in the conventional sense. She moaned and sighed and hummed, and harmonized with the other singers, in a form of scat that she used to set a tone and feeling. Even her own last name came up in the scat singing. She used lyrics sparingly but dramatically, often with themes of love or spirituality.” Read more.
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