In 1998, Anthony Gomes won the award for Best Unsigned Blues Band in a competition held at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Five years later, he was named Artist of the Year in Blues Wax’s annual readers’ poll. On his latest effort Music Is the Medicine, however, he strives for something greater. Not that Gomes completely forsakes the genre in which he garnered a cult following, but throughout the affair, he uses the blues more as the starting point rather than the focus for his journey.
This is a great album. The 2-disc set gives a whopping 36 (22+14) of the late Garnett Silk's hits. All the songs are really big hits. Garnett was one of the most talented entertainers Jamaica has ever produced. His songs are both enlightning and inspiring. The tracks are also very well written, well produced, and, while being mainly conscious songs, the set gives the listener the vibe to rock while meditating on the remarkable, well put togehter lyrics.
As far as favorites go, I must say that the whole album is enjoyable. My favorites include, Splashing Dashing, Lord Watch Over our Shoulders, Mama, Kingly Character, Hello Mama Africa, Nothing Can Devide Us, Oh Me Oh My, It's Growing, Commitment, Love is the Answer, See Bimbo Ya, Everything I've Got (personal favorite), Place in Your Heart, Disadvantaged, Fight Back, Complain, Fill Us Up With Your Mercy, Man Is Just A Man, Zion in a Vision, Spread The Love, and Singing for the People.
There is also an interview at the end of disc 2 which allows the lister to learn about the singer from the singer himself.
This is a great buy for any music lover. All fans of the late artiste will also love this album. I highly recommend it!!
Passion is in actuality Peter Gabriel's soundtrack to the Martin Scorsese film The Last Temptation of Christ, retitled as a result of legal barriers; regardless of its name, however, there's no mistaking the record's stirring power. Like much of Gabriel's solo work, the album is a product of his continuing fascination with world music, which he employs here to create an exceptionally beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sound perfectly evocative of the film's resonant spiritual drama; inspired by field recordings collected in areas as diverse as Turkey, Senegal, and Egypt, Passion achieves a cumulative effect clearly Middle Eastern in origin, yet its brilliant fusion of ancient and modern musics ultimately transcends both geography and time. Remarkably dramatic, even visual, it is not only Gabriel's best film work but deserving of serious consideration as his finest music of any kind; equally worthwhile is Passion – Sources, which assembles the original native recordings which served as his creative launching pad.
Harry Connick, Jr.'s vocals perfectly fit the moods throughout the 1989 Billy Crystal film When Harry Met Sally. This soundtrack album (which stands apart from the movie) was a big hit and a major step forward for the young pianist-vocalist, although it appears to have been the high point of his career. Connick warmly sings such numbers as "It Had to Be You," "Our Love Is Here to Stay," "But Not for Me," and "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," while usually accompanied by bassist Benjamin Wolfe, drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, and a big band. Frank Wess' warm tenor makes a brief appearance on "Our Love Is Here to Stay." In addition, there are a few melodic instrumentals, including some solo Connick piano on "Winter Wonderland" and "Autumn in New York." Highly recommended.
Life Is Music is the third studio album recorded by American female vocal trio The Ritchie Family, released in 1977 on the Marlin label. The album features the title track, which peaked at No. 8 on the Hot Dance/Disco chart along with songs "Lady Luck" and "Disco Blues". "Life Is Music" also peaked at No. 74 on the Hot Soul Singles chart.