Album Review of
Under Your Spell

Written by Duane Verh
July 25, 2021 - 8:07pm EDT
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An elder member of the storied vocal group, vocalist/guitarist Tito Jackson brings a tasteful measure of the gloss from those glory days to a very tasty set of blues- and soul-grounded fare.  Abundant production polish does nothing to detract from the roots-bound nature of the proceedings.  Stevie Wonder’s distinct harmonica touches enhance the anthem-like “Love One Another”.  While the prestigious guest list includes George Benson and Joe Bonamassa, Mr. J’s own slow blues work on “Big Leg Woman” is worth a nod.  Other tracks of note include “Dyin Over Here”, “You’re Gonna Push Me Too Far” and the Kenny Gamble-Leon Huff penned “All In The Family Blues”.