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Natural Resource

by Wanda Johnson

The second CD release from "The New Voice of South Carolina soul & blues"...mesmerizing original songs performed with pure soul and emotion.
Genre: Blues: Blues Vocals
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1. Natural Resource
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2. Hot Potato
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3. Heading North
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4. Drop in the Bucket
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5. Lovely on the Water
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6. It's Good
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7. Mama's Recipe
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8. Blue Ain't Nothin' But a Color
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9. It's So Nice to Have Someone
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10. Just Tell Me
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11. Bath Water
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12. Time to Get Over You
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13. Enjoy the Ride
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14. Behind a Cloud
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Album Notes
Wanda Johnson is an intense and emotional modern singer whose music is a blend of soul, pop, blues, gospel, and folk influences.

"Natural Resource" is her second CD, a collection of fourteen original songs (some of which she wrote, others written by producer/bandleader Shrimp City Slim)...Some rockin', some tender, all passionate.

Wanda (b. 1963, Anderson County, SC) comes from a large farming family and has lived with music all her life. She has been performing semi-professionally since the early 1990s. Many, after seeing her perform at the Chicago Blues Festival, Pocono Blues Festival, Lowcountry Blues Bash, Carolina Downhome Blues Festival; overseas (Italy, France, China, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, etc.), wonder when she will become a household name.

Both this album and her other two CDs have numerous songs in regular rotation on XM/Sirius Satellite Radio's "Bluesville" station.

Get on board with this beautiful and fresh talent for the international music scene.


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Norman Darwen (Blues & Rhythm, UK)

Another excellent album from Miss Wanda
Wanda Johnson's debut CD was, for me, one of the unexpected highlights of 2003 and I had been waiting eagerly ever since for a new recording...and finally here is the follow-up...classic Southern soul singer of the late '60s/early '70s style; sassy, jazz-inflected blues, gospel-drenched ballads...another excellent album from Miss Wanda!

Arthur Shuey (Blues Source)

Look forward to the music business catching up with her
A few decades ago, she would have competed for major label attention with Carla Thomas, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, and Dionne Warwick, and that would have been tough...Take her in, let her take you back, and look forward to the music business catching up with her.

j k murnighan

Blues Lover, Chicago
Wanda is more than a natural resource - she is amazing. My favorite female vocalist. Period.

Wayne F.

Fabulous voice with fresh material.
Wanda is a great talent, no pitchiness in her voice. R&Bers will enjoy this cd. Her first cd "Call Me Miss Wanda" is as good.

Blues News (Germany)

A name we absolutely need to...remember
(Natural Resource) is an accomplished album from a singer whose name we need to absolutely take note of and remember.

Mark & Liz

Miss Wanda at her best
We have the other two albums, but this one is our favorite. Songs like "Drop in the Bucket", "Hot Potato", and "Lovely on the Water" really make it special. Can't play it enough.

Richard Ludmerer (NY Blues & Jazz Society, contributor to BluesW

A bright new star of the blues
There is not a weak track on the album...Wanda Johnson is a bright new star of the blues and destined to have a fabulous future.

TT from Metaire

Great songs delivered by a great voice
Shrimp City Slim (G Erwin) is a master songwriter and Wanda really does a great job on this material. I love the textures here - some of it is upbeat and rocking and some is very laidback and sensitive. A fine project - check it out.

Billy Bop Magazine (Belgium)

The name ' Wanda Johnson ' is the equivalent of soulful blues
The name Wanda Johnson is the equivalent of soulful blues. Like nobody else, she succeeds in blending a perfect soul voice with the piano-inspired blues of Shrimp City Slim. With almost and equal shares in songs and NO COVERS, this album is definitely one to check out if you like good vocal blues.

Vicente Zumel (La Hora del Blues, Barcelona, Spain)

Highly recommended for all soul and R&B lovers
Her warm sensual voice was an unexpected discovery for me...a straight tasteful work, masterfully performed...a highly recommended CD for all lovers of soul music and quality rhythm & blues.