Carol Kidd is widely considered to be a singer's singer. She has been described by Frank Sinatra as "the best kept secret in British Jazz". While Tony Bennett was prompted to say "you should be world-famous, where've you been?" Cleo Laine, who should know about these things, has commented, "her control is thrilling…. She is world class". This re-issue debut album, originally recorded in 1984, is ample proof that Carol Kidd is indeed an exceptional talent. She has a voice of outstanding beauty, marvellous diction and perfect pitch combined with impeccable jazz feeling.
For over a decade, jazz singer Carol Kidd has managed to consistently pull in accolades, "Best Awards," and honors from an arena consisting of all-time greats such as Peggy Lee, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Carol Kidd proves her star potential on her second album, "All My Tomorrows". Now re-mastered for Super Audio CD, this is one of the most popular titles recorded on Linn Records. Carol Kidd and her quartet explore and interpret some classic material from the Great American Songbook.
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan opens this album as he often opened his live shows, by calling upon God in the form of Allah to come and bless the gathering with His presence. For that is the sole purpose of the qawwal: to reach God through music, through his voice. And this collection of Devotional and Love Songs is set forth with that in mind. Unlike some of Khan's more Western-influenced releases, such as Mustt Mustt and Night Song, the songs are presented here with minimal instrumentation (mostly harmonium and tabla) in the traditional call and response form, with Khan singing a line that is echoed by the party of musicians that shares the stage with him.
Paul Sabu began his career as a noted producer of disco music for Debbie Jacobs "Hot Hot (Give It All You Got) and "Don't You Want My Love", for himself as Sabu "Loose Lucy Is On The Loose", Ann Margret "Love Rush" and Sister Power, "Gimme Back My Love Affair" He was signed as staff writer/artist for the Morocco imprint of Motown which concentrated on rock music and released the "Kidd Glove" LP in 1984, a solo album of his.
Johnny Kidd had no album release during during his band's existence (but almost did), and then one solitary UK compilation in the dozen years following his death. Yet he and his groups were not entirely forgotten. In fact after the 1976 tribute events, and after re-formed Pirates blew away most of the live competition that same year, interest in their late leader continued to gain pace. Johnny Kidd is now rightly recognised as a pioneer of British Rock, a true original. His standing seems reflected in the increase of rate of LP, then CD releases. The peak was the "Complete" collection in 1992 which rounded up all known recordings that were available, many mastered for the first time plus a few new stereo remixes into the bargain.
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
This is a very serious, sad and emotional record, and it made a very big impression on me. The songs have stunning melodies, and the overall feeling is very psychedelic. The dreamlike surrealistic solutions are also done with a good style, and the band haven't gave room for any silly junkie stupidities, as some psychedelic artists sadly have done. The amplified acoustic guitars are often processed trough an echo reverbs, and there are also some great moody electric guitar solos to be heard.
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music
A beautiful, dreamy album by German folk rockers Emtidi! This one belongs to Pilz catalogue (where have been signed all the best of German “acid” folk at the beginning of the 70’s).