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Bonnie Bishop: Ain't Who I Was

Holly Gleason, Paste, 6 June 2016

HOLLOW BASS CASCADING over a sunken groove, slinky guitar etching the melody and a palpable humidity establish 'Show A Little Mercy' as a satiny ribbon wisp of alto turns to a slightly raw guttural moan from Bonnie Bishop, the once country roots singer turned retro-soul chanteuse. The canvas — somewhere between Motown's earthiest, Muscle Shoals' tempered funk and blaxploitation's lean arrangements — suits the woman who provided Bonnie Raitt's recent high watermark 'Not Cause I Wanted To'.

Total word count of piece: 436


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