There have been some cases of voices in the music industry that are really known best from the heart. In the case of Oleta Adams, she really was in that same situation that was categorized. Unfortunately, many people listed her as a one-hit wonder, where she really didn't look like it. In her case of R&B in the music, she had truly made it where she could define what being a sphisticated diva is all about. Although, not many people seem to make it like that.
The Best Of Oleta Adams, mainly consists of her years with Mercury, with 16 songs that seem to maintain as a constant. Nevertheless, many people see it just for one song, Get Here. Still, I think of her voice within the lines of Natalie Cole and Patti LaBelle in the middle. The sonnets range from Gospel and R&B, to Pop and a little hint of Jazz. Other brilliantly crafted songs are also here as well, including Rhythm Of Life, I Knew You When, and Lover's Holiday. Unfortunately, there is a lackluster song here in the mix, her cover of Elton John's Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me, doesn't seem to capture the status Elton has with it. Perhaps a little more could've been shown.
Although many people ignored Oleta Adams within the past few years, maybe she can make a comeback in the industry soon. Still, I think that you should try to give her a chance anyway, because the music really speaks very well and strong in the suit.