This debut album from Lady Daisey harks back to better days. Presenting herself as a soul/funk singer, her love for the classics is clear, and it is refreshing to hear this Motown/Stax Records influence. However, there ain’t nothing like the real thing baby, and it is hard to know when you would put this record on rather than, say, the Staple Sisters. There are also some inexcusably weak songs. Impressive lyrics about keeping righteous, living right, and wanting justice in “the belly of the beast” are not supported by the overall quality of the music. And as soon as it starts venturing out of the soul/funk genre, the quality really nosedives.