Missy Andersen Feature
La Hora del Blues
By Vicente P. Zumel
February 2010

Born in Michigan but settled in Queens, New York, Missy Andersen is undoubtedly one of the best neo-soul singers who skillfully combines blues with jazz, gospel and rhythm & blues, with an enviable good taste. Missy Andersen is a singer rooted on artists like Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Staple Singers, Teddy Pendergrass, Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, Irma Thomas, Little Milton and many more.

This a CD to listen and calmly enjoy in any time and circumstances, not only for the varied and rich instrumental musicality, but also for the quality and strength of her voice. Contemporary soul performed with taste and high technique by an experienced singer of velvety voice, although she never becomes soft or sickly. Horn and Hammond arrangements give a powerful intensity and presence to a well done final production that does not include unnecessary effects.

Those of you who listen to this album, will be greatly surprised and will certainly love it. GREAT.