There's little, if any, denying that Mary J. Blige is one of the greatest singers of our time. The proof is in the consistent #1 albums and singles, six (6) Grammy awards, seven (7) multi-platinum records and 15-years of love from the public, critics and fellow artists. Since her 1992 debut - the mod
Roots accessibility, stoner-funk arrangements and occasionally some very weird lyrics. Sort of the Allman Brothers meet Zappa (for whom George sang back-up and with whom he collaborated), with the odd Dixieland overlay.
Good for making your Deadhead friends feel a bit parochial.