Even though, she came off as “cooky” and somewhat “spacey” on her recent stint on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’, there’s no denying that Cyndi Lauper still remains a vocalist of phenomenal depth and power. Her latest album and DVD, Memphis Blues proves that this girl can still have fun singing the blues.
This pop icon has followed her creative muse across some diverse terrain, resulting in a catalogue that is far richer than those who think of her as just an ’80s legend might expect. On Memphis Blues, Lauper surrounds herself with some of the genre’s biggest names. Allen Toussaint, Ann Peebles, B.B. King, and Jonny Lang all contribute to the record, and that collaborative approach generally elevates the record. Allen Toussait‘s tremendous blues piano licks on “Early in the Mornin’” and “Mother Earth,” make these two of the strongest cuts on the record. Lauper has deserved a mainstream comeback for some time now, Memphis Blues is likely to be the album to make that happen.