Imagine being transported back in time, to a speakeasy in the 1920s ..
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"[Roberta Donnay's] engagement with the lyrics, her supple sense of time and her soulful, little-girl timbre remind you of Billie Holiday." -Mike Zwerin, International Herald Tribune.
" She is an endangered species." - Dr. Herb Wong
"Roberta Donnay & the Prohibition Mob Band present a modern take of the hot swingin' jazz and sultry blues of the 1920s and 30s that will make you want to dance all night!" - Verdi Club
"With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay.." - JAZZ TIMES
"Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions..." – All About Jazz
"Donnay's voice could make any classic material sound wondrous and timeless, but the fact that she digs so deep into American musical history -- makes “A Little Sugar” not only sweet, but a recording that will stand the test of time." - All Music Guide
"With her singularly enticing sound, few contemporary vocalists are as well suited to dustily vintage material as jazz-blues stylist Roberta Donnay. She affectively proved so three years ago when, teamed with her Prohibition Mob Band, she surveyed standards from the 1920s and ’30s on the charming A Little Sugar. Now she’s back for more." - Jazz Times
Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Mob Band bring to new life the blues and jazz of the 1920s and ’30s, diving deep into the music of Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Sippie Wallace, Ethel Waters, and Ida Cox. Roberta’s “interpretive license is valid for both jazz and blues,” and that she “knows exactly how far she can go, drawing inspiration from time-honored singers…without sacrificing a sense of self.”- DownBeat Mag
"Roberta Donnay is a Jazz Age preservationist, guardian of Depression-era sounds, and extender of traditions, but her music isn't covered with cobwebs or dated in any way." – All About Jazz
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