Lindsey Webster has established herself as one of the leading contemporary female singers with her previous two great albums. She now joins the Shanachie label and is about to break into the bigger audience her beautiful voice and material deserves. Thankfully unlike other independent artists stepping up, she has retained artistic control and her own sound. ‘Back to Your Heart’ is a lovely mid tempo groover with a tough backbeat. The guitar backed ‘Where do you want to go’ is a really nice down tempo number. ‘One at a time’ is another quality chilled out song. ‘On our Way’ has more of a groove, a good sax solo and Lindsey’s voice soars towards the end when the song leads to a crescendo. The strutting ‘Somehow’ and ‘Next to Me’ are real foot tappers, and ‘Ain’t It Funny’ is a more up tempo song. ‘Living A Lie’ is good Soul ballad. Really good album throughout.
Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. A sweet Atlantic soul groover from Brother Jack McDuff – and a set that has him tightening up his Hammond sound from his earlier years at Prestige Records! The tunes here are short and punched-up – almost instrumental soul numbers in their construction, but still filled with plenty of jazz – thanks to Jack's mad solos on organ, and some killer drums from Joe Dukes and Bernard Purdie! Other players include George Coleman on tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, and Buddy Lucas on baritone sax – and arrangements are by JJ Jackson and Jack himself.
From now on, the likes of H.E.A.T. or Eclipse, Sweden's finest in terms of Melodic Rock/Hard Rock, do have a serious competitor by the name of Miss Behavior. The new album "Ghost Play", the fourth in the band's history, takes great advantage of new producer Patrik Magnusson (Crash Diet) as well as of the way more dynamic collection of songs which at times are reminiscent of current Europe. Therefore, at the end of the day, there is more classic rock than pure AOR. But keyboards still rule on "Ghost Play". Check out "Friendly Fire", "Savage Heart" and "Save The Word" basically covering the different sounds of the album from uptempo rock to mid tempo groover to a fantastic ballad. That's how melodic rock should sound like!
Reissue with the latest 24bit remastering. Features original cover artwork. Comes with a descripton in Japanese. A really unique little album from Cannonball's all-great late years at Capitol – a session that features some strong influences from Brazilian music – "The Happy People" – and production from the legendary David Axelrod! The mix makes for a really unique little record – a set that isn't really bossa, but isn't regular Cannonball funk either – kind of a special hybrid of the two! Airto plays on the set, and contributed the great groover "The Happy People" – a long bit of funky samba that features George Duke on electric piano, and percussion and vocals by Airto himself.
Features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD player) and the latest 24bit 192kHz remastering. Heavy funk from the mighty Reuben Wilson – one of his first few albums for Blue Note, and a solid soulful groover that's right up there with Lou Donaldson's work for the label at the time! Tracks are nice and long, and pretty open – often with that kicking drum sound at the bottom that you'd normally associate with Idris Muhammad, but which is handled here by Tommy Derrick on drums. Melvin Sparks plays some mighty mean guitar – in that great lean early style of his – and the group's completed by John Manning on tenor, a player we don't know at all – but whose lines here are a great counterpart to Wilson's heavy Hammond! Titles include "Orange Peel", "Blue Mode", "Bambu", "Knock On Wood", "Twenty Five Miles", and "Bus Ride".
An excellent smooth soul groover from Johnny Bristol! The album has Johnny stepping into a more sophisticated groove than he used on his early 70s albums for MGM – mixing together styles that sound a lot like those used by artists like Leroy Hutson or Leon Ware at the time, a mix of well-produced backings with just the right touch of strings, keyboards, and tight rhythms. Johnny's voice has a bit rootsier quality than you might be used to for this sort of album – which makes for an even more unique sound, especially on the mellower cuts. Tracks include "Do It To My Mind", "Have Yourself A Good Time Thinkin' Bout The Good Times", "You Turned Me On To Love", "I Sho Like Groovin' With Ya", and "She Came Into My Life".