With all the attention being paid to the female Brit soul artists like Duffy, Estelle, Adele and Amy Winehouse, we’ve forgotten that the folks across the pond have a rich history of male blue-eyed soul singers. From Boy George and George Michael to Paul Young and Tony Hadley of Spandau Ballet, there’s a long list of English guys who’ve got tons of soul.
Add James Morrison to that list. He’s huge in his homeland, but barely made a ripple with his debut album “Undiscovered”. He’s aiming to correct that with his sophomore effort, “Songs for You, Truths for Me”. With self-penned songs and only one guest appearance (courtesy of Nelly Furtado), Morrison is aiming for critical as well as commercial success. And he’s tons better than James Blunt.
Anyhow, we’ve got a copy of “Songs for You…” to give away so you can check Mr. Morrison out for yourself. All you have to do is answer this relatively simple question:
Earlier this year, James appeared as a guest artist on the latest album by another successful singer-songwriter who shares his initials, J.M. Who is that singer? Send responses to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 10/27 and a winner will be chosen at random. Of course, MHW and CHW employees and their immediate families are not eligible.