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Growing up in St. Louis in the early ’90s, some of myschool friends thought Lisa Stansfield wasn’twhite – she was just very light-skinned. Of course,such a bluesy voice couldn’t come from a Caucasian. But, no, this Lancashire-born soul singer is white as rain. In the video for “All Woman,” she even looks a bitlike Ingrid Bergman – exotic, injured,Scandinavian. Her exquisite suffering certainly fitsthe song, which depicts an aging housewife’s feelingsof neglect toward her husband. I must admit, I get alittle misty when, at the end of the song, the ratbastard realizes that the woman he first fell in lovewith is still there. God, I’m such a sap.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.