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Tryin' to Make a Little Love


Download links and information about Tryin' to Make a Little Love by Michelle Willson. This album was released in 1999 and it belongs to Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 53:49 minutes.

Artist: Michelle Willson
Release date: 1999
Genre: Hip Hop/R&B, Soul, Blues, Jazz
Tracks: 13
Duration: 53:49
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No. Title Length
1. Tryin' to Make a Little Love 3:59
2. Ay La Bas 3:37
3. Life Rolls On 4:10
4. I Would Rather Do Without It 3:56
5. Each Day 2:43
6. Half Past the Blues 6:17
7. Responsibility 5:00
8. Bring It Home to Me 2:25
9. Shifting Sand 4:42
10. Someday 5:14
11. Corazon de Hielo 3:55
12. Guess You Didn't Love Me Enough 3:47
13. In the Driver's Seat 4:04



For her third album, Tryin' to Make a Little Love, Boston's Michelle Willson traveled to New Orleans, worked with producer Scott Billington, and embraced a variety of material. Her singing was still brassy, sassy, and full of attitude, and she could still handle the type of invigorating 1940s/early-'50s jump blues for which she was known. But this isn't an album that neatly fits into any one category. Though retailers placed Tryin' to Make a Little Love in the blues bins, this isn't strictly a blues outing. Willson brings her passion to the jump blues of Dolly Cooper's "Ay La Bas," the Latin jazz of "Corazon de Hielo," and the Southern-style soul of "I Would Rather Do Without It." Also, her emotion can be heard on "Shifting Sand" (a Willson original), "Life Rolls On" and "Responsibility" (a Dr. John/Doc Pomus composition). Before this album came out, the singers Willson was most often compared to included Dinah Washington, Ruth Brown, and Big Maybelle — and they're still valid comparisons; this time, however, Etta James' name can be added to that list. While it doesn't hurt to name Willson's influences, it's important to point out that she's quite recognizable herself — Tryin' to Make a Little Love is the work of a singer who shouldn't be pigeonholed.