Bob Crosby, Bing's younger brother, often found himself in the odd position of being the least important member of his own orchestra. Indeed, he couldn't play an instrument or read a note of music, which didn't stop him from enjoying a long career in music, in that very odd position.
Malia's vocal style is one that's powerful, jazzy, classy, and daring from a musical perspective. The different tracks on the album showcase her willingness to experiment with big-band, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and international sounds. A couple of tracks that stand out are the up-beat "Lifting you high," her sensual and seductive "India Song," and her rendition of "solitude." It is quite a shame that this artist will (probably) never see her album being released in the uS, as her style doesn't "fit" the mold of the American urban and R&B stations. It is too classy to be noticed by fans of simple stuff like Ashanti or Mariah Carey.
A collection of excellent unreleased music recorded through the years by this outstanding, blues-based, heavy guitar rocker from California. Includes 15 tracks of way-kool, killer, soul-powered, authentic, real, "old-school" six string mojo that lands pure & deep to the musical core. The strength of the material + musicianship rides high and shines brightly. Raise the fist of the true guitar rock child & celebrate the awesome music of Dirty Dave Osti @ the essential, highly recommended "Rare Tracks" disc.
Continuing on the hugely successful legacy that the 80 From range has bought, comes the newest release in the series - 80 From America! For the first time 80 From branches out to explore one of the most influential regions in the history of music, the United States Of America.
This is the debut recording from one of Germany's most accomplished progressive rock bands. The band was originally co-led by vocalist Erich Schriever and guitarist Frank Bornemann, and the two differed on musical direction, which is evident here…
While many mainstream punk bands put up an image that they exist outside the system of corporate rock, Face to Face proved when putting together Reactionary that they are, in fact, just as keyed into the marketing process as the boy bands. According to the liner notes, 16 tracks were posted on the Internet and fans voted for the best songs, 12 of which appear on this album. Kind of like a year 2000 equivalent of the Pizza Parlor Jury. The songs are rather typical hardcore punk, certainly not ranking up with the band's best material.