Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"&#x2

Floetry's fresh fusion of old-school soul and life-honed spoken word on last year's stellar "Floetic" have garnered a string of success-building singles—"Floetic," "Say Yes," "Getting Late"—and a slew of industry nominations. Now, songstress Marsha Ambrosius and "floacist" Natalie Stewart return with their first live album. Recorded at New Orleans' House of Blues, the CD aurally amplifies what all the fuss is about. The disc captures the seamless, spontaneous interplay between Ambrosius and Stewart; it also taps into the pair's symbiotic relationship with its audience—a mutual admiration society that kicks in energetically on several tracks. But what truly sets this package apart are three new studio offerings. Chief among them is the catchy "Wanna Be Where U R (Thisizzaluvsong)," a collaboration with rapper Mos Def that skillfully borrows from Average White Band's 1975 classic "School Boy Crush." An extra bonus is the accompanying concert DVD lensed by Jim Gabour, the filmmaker behind the multi-platinum DVD "Norah Jones Live in New Orleans."—GM