The Road of Love is the debut CD from Renae Mitchell and showcases the superb writing talents of Renae, Morris J, Scott Thornton, Robert Smith jr, and the Masterfull Marshall Jones who alone could guarantee success for Renae's first CD release. The song " the Road of Love" is a sweetly sung and smartly written declaration of love that is so nice even though there are 2 versions i could stand to hear this song again in it's purest form accapella. I think that "17 days of loving" works for the sole reason that it is already a great song, but now the sista is telling the story.
The current hit single is called "Dirty Woman" and brings to mind songs sung by greats like Betty Wright, Gwen McCrae, and Candi Station like Rocking Chair and Clean-up Woman.
This is really a quite nice first effort with tremendously written material, I will say that the one thing i would like to hear on the next CD is more power and emotion because these songs deal with strong emotional situations. When you can write like this it means there were some serious issues and no tissues, so i would just like to hear some of that pain and sorrow next time.
Overall with all the songs on this CD I conclude that every sista who digs the Southern Soul should jump on the ROAD OF LOVE