This musical journey takes baby to the bright side of the moon and beyond, with gentle lullaby renditions of Pink Floyd's indelible hits. Your crazy little diamond is going to shine on in dreamland, comfortably sleeping. You'll wish you were there.
Rockabye, Robin Holcomb's second album, uses more familiar song structures (i.e., verse, chorus, verse, chorus, bridge) than her debut, which bore little resemblance to any other musical genre. This time, Holcomb draws on just about every American genre invented before, say, 1974 – traditional folk music, country, classic rock, jazz, carnival music, Dixie brass, soul – but the album is unified by her distinctive, earthy vocals and her staccato piano playing (her keyboard and vocal style seem to be inseparable from her personality).
The album's title is a reference to the mixtape AmeriKKKan Korruption by his late friend and Pro Era cohort Capital STEEZ and it will be released on the 5-year anniversary of the project. The titles of both projects contain a reference to the debut studio album by Los Angeles-based gangsta rapper Ice Cube "AmeriKKKa's Most Wanted" that intentionally misspelled the word "America" with three Ks alluding to the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan.
The Best Of King Curtis 1952-1961 - Saxophone titan King Curtis gets the stellar showcase he deserves on Dave Penny’s latest career-defining set for Fantastic Voyage, continuing the roll which has seen the label raise the benchmark for knowledgeable, expertly-annotated compilations. Over three discs and nearly 100 tracks, Wail Man Wail! traverses the unmistakable tones of the late Curtis Ousley after he arrived from Texas in New York City in 1952, winning amateur night at Harlem’s Apollo before embarking on a recording career which took him to several seminal independent labels and bands with the likes of Lester Young and Lionel Hampton. He settled in New York for 17 years, declaring himself King Curtis and quickly making a name for roaring instrumentals and enhancing countless sessions.