Good news comes even in the worst of times, and yesterday marked at least one bright spot light years away from international financial collapse and evil political campaigns: the release of a new album by the one and only Miss Mari Wilson, the Queen of Neasden Soul. It's called Emotional Glamour, which might be the best title ever.
According to a rather Agony-Aunt article in London's Daily Mail, Miss Mari has been battling ill-health but is emerging triumphant. It's good to know that ever since her beehive-and-prom-gown days she's kept busy, as a jazz singer, nightclub chanteuse, and musical-comedy star, and now, from all indications, the new disk is a return to her roots. Based on a quick listen to the samples on her fab homepage, Emotional Glamor could be a lot of fun.
Here's a glimpse of Mari in her (first) hey-day, backed by the tempestuous Wilsations and berserkly fab: