Review: "Tina M. Howell is the truth. In 20 years she has wore many hats...Poet, Monologist, Vocalist, Songwriter...she has played with some of the best known and unknown talent in the city of Chicago Todd E. Swope is a producer, arranger and composer from Chicago, Illinois. Todd is a multi instrumentalist that has a variety of eclectic music influences ranging from jazz, blues,reggae,hip-hop,rock,funk, folk and dance music. Major influences include John Coltrane, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Marley, Muddy Waters, Curtis Mayfield, Prince & Bob Dylan. The Chicago native embraces the diverse music and culture of Chicago. This love of music and culture helps define the sound that is Chi-Town Gumbo. In underground disco circles, US crate digger Rahaan Young is considered something of an unsung hero. A formidable DJ and talented producer, the Windy City veteran has forged a reputation as one of Chicago's finest underground exports......"
Review: Hailing from Boston and steeped in the flamboyance and fabulousness of the golden age of disco, Saucy Lady lives up to her name on this record for Street Muzik. Previous outings with Rahaan and more recently on Star Creature and Tugboat Editions attest to the quality she attaches her alluring vocal delivery to. "Emotion" comes in three different mixes to give the DJ a few options. Whether you plump for the instrumental or the extended mix, the infectious musicality sewn into the jam can't help but get under your skin, although it's Saucy's honey-coated voice that seals the deal on this 12".