By Johnny Huston
Updated July 15, 1994 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Jewel

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Marcella Detroit has a gift for perverse lyrics and a voice like Mariah Carey with a head cold, and she pouts and poses impressively in the role of tragic diva. Branching away from her work with Shakespear’s Sister, her solo debut Jewel suffers from drab Motown and Sly Stone covers and from a Godfather of Soul impression (”James Brown”) that’s more embarrassing than subversive. B-

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