Sexy and funky
If Dusty was slow and sensual for the most part, Aretha Franklin (Gem Myers) was truly sexy and funky. Downright Ďbadí the way she swung her hips from side to side, Myers got down to Think and demanded a little Respect for the Natural Woman. Not content with the way her man was treating her she told him that he had to be a Do Right Man.
It was during one of the bridges to the song that she brought up Lenny White to demonstrate how good it could get if he Ďbehavedí right. Together they made a good fun couple and the audience loved them. Myers then calmed down the proceedings with a tearjerking I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You.
Al Green (Andrew Casanova) was not in his usual element when he closed the show for though he was competent and had a good rapport with the crowd he did not connect in the way he did last year. Nevertheless he held his own with Love & Happiness, How Can You Mend A Broken Heart, Letís Stay Together and Iím Still In Love With You.
Earlier in the show, the Supremes (Simone Kenny, Angel Shalom and Charmaine Lemonious) gave a good account of themselves with Shalom as Diana Ross. They completed a set with better known songs such as Canít Hurry Love and Stop! In The Name