Album Review of
Anybody Listening, Pt.1: Monologues

Written by Duane Verh
March 22, 2015 - 12:00am EDT
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If Cecile Doo-Kingue’s dusky tenor vocals don’t quite hit the deep regions of a Joan Armatrading or an Odetta, she’s certainly close enough to conjure the same strong, all-grown-up female persona that marks the work of those greats. The Cameroon-born, Montreal-based folksinger displays a sharp eye, a warm heart and red-hot blood at various moments through her lyric sets as well. Protests of very recent vintage- “Six Letters” and “Bloodstained Vodka” should find airplay and outlets that can handle the explicitness of “Make Me” just might find it irresistible.