What would be the musical summer without Vargo Summer Celebration? Since the success of the Summer Celebration 1 last year with security poorer. And this time Vargo has something in the luggage, it really has it all: For summer start beaming us the Summer Celebration 2 directly on the beaches of Brazil. Vargo was "of the occasion" long in the Brazilian music world go to find the most beautiful pearls.
Musikalisch bietet die BAR LOUNGE CLASSICS - CHILL OUT EDITION diesmal einen Querschnitt aus aktuellen, trendigen und relaxten Nummern mit coolen Chill Grooves und synthetischen Ambient-Flächen. Weniger Vocals, mehr entspannte sphärische Lounge-Akzente, ganz im angesagten Ibiza-Style mit gewohnt hohem Qualitätsanspruch.
One of his finest '90s recordings, Chill Out balances the guitar-glitz of Carlos Santana's guest shot on the karmic title cut with a handful of profoundly deep Hooker solo performances. Among those are new versions of his standards "Tupelo" and "Annie Mae," and the soulful "If You've Never Been in Love," where expert slide-man Roy Rogers provides subtle accompaniment to Hooker's spontaneous storytelling. The band numbers that bookend the album are weak, relying on Hooker's strong vocal presence to overcome sketchy writing. Van Morrison, pianist Charles Brown, and M.G.'s leader Booker T. Jones also lend a hand. But Hooker doesn't need anybody's help to get to the passionate heart of his blues. One last note: Anton Corbijn's CD-booklet photographs of ol' Johnny Lee are terrific.