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Valerie Simpson: Underexposed

David Nathan, Blues & Soul, 19 November 1971

WITHOUT DOUBT, Valerie Simpson is one of the most important talents to emerge this year. Her debut album, Exposed made some considerable impression on both the national and R&B charts and for me, showed some very considerable promise. Perhaps more than any other Motown female (with the exception of Gladys Knight) Valerie possesses a strong soul voice and as one writer recently remarked, she is more suited to the church than the supperclub!

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