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Dennie
Post  Post subject: Re: What Are You Listening To?  |  Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:42 pm
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Bonnie Raitt's new album 'Slipstream' is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. Out April, 10, 2012, Slipstream marks her first new album in seven years, and the debut for her newly minted label, Redwing Records. While most of Slipstream is self-produced and features Raitt's longtime touring band, four of the album s songs were helmed by celebrated producer Joe Henry and showcase his usual crew of extraordinary musicians. Additional guests include Bill Frisell, Al Anderson, Ireland's Paul Brady and Maia Sharp. The album's twelve tracks feature Raitt's renditions of songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Joe Henry and Loudon Wainwright III. An updated, reggae-fied version of Gerry Rafferty's 'Right Down the Line' leads the charge as the album's first single. --


After seeing this and Topper's review on the Blues thread, I decided to check it out with the intention of buying.....
However, I wasn't feeling it and got distracted by this and ended up getting this instead!!!
So far, I LOVE it!

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Note to self:
Pull out Rumer's CD and give it another spin!

I had a friend call and she said "you need to get a album by this artist named Rumer." So I did and it was okay, but I think I need to give it another spin.

Thanks for the reminder No-L!


Dennie :obscene-drinkingcheers:

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Rush Hour -- CD

Joe Lovano
Composed, Arranged and Conducted by Gunther Schuller

1995 Blue Note Records

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It's easy to understand why Joe Lovano is the most admired tenor saxophonist under the age of 50 in jazz today. The 43-year-old Cleveland native has the thick, burnished tone of swing giants such as Ben Webster and Lester Young, yet he is completely comfortable with the open structures and radical harmonics of such members of the vanguard as David Murray and Bill Frisell. In Lovano's playing, you can hear the essential unity of the jazz tradition. Seldom has that unity been illustrated with as much lucidity or feeling as on Lovano's Rush Hour, a brilliant album which should expand his following from critics and fellow musicians to a much wider audience. Rush Hour is an unusual album, for nine of the 13 tracks were arranged and conducted by Pulitzer Prize-winning classical composer Gunther Schuller. For four ballads, including Ellington's "Prelude to a Kiss," Schuller backs Lovano with a jazz combo and a string orchestra which thickens the atmosphere without sweetening it. For four more vigorous works--including two extended Schuller compositions plus a movement from the Charles Mingus "Epitaph" symphony which Schuller resurrected--the conductor backs the saxophonist with a brass, reed, and woodwind orchestra which features some dazzling clusters of low-pitched clarinets and high-pitched saxophones. Coleman's ballad "Kathline Gray" is arranged as a jazz chamber piece for soprano sax, cello, harp, guitar, bass, and drums with gorgeous results. Lovano completed the album with three of his own compositions plus Billy Strayhorn's "Chelsea Bridge;" on these he multi-tracked various reeds and drums himself and added some truly adventurous scat singing by his wife Judy Silvano. In its perfect pairing of a major jazz voice and an uncommonly imaginative orchestrator, Rush Hour reminds one of nothing so much as Miles Davis's collaborations with Gil Evans. --Geoffrey Himes

Track listing

1. Prelude to a Kiss
2. Peggy's Blue Skylight
3. Wildcat
4. Angel Eyes
5. Rush Hour On 23rd Street
6. Crespuscle With Nellie
7. Lament For M
8. Topsy Turvy
9. Love I Long For, The
10. Juniper's Garden
11. Kathline Gray
12. Headin' Out Movin' In
13. Chelsea Bridge

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Liquid Soul -- CD

Liquid Soul

1996 Ark 21 Records

On its largely instrumental and mostly live debut album, Liquid Soul serves up precise horn charts and tight dance grooves at the junction where early-'70s old-school funk à la the J.B.'s meets new-school mix culture. And jazz, too, as strong ... Full Descriptionversions of John Coltrane's "Equinox," Wayne Shorter's "Footprints," and Miles Davis' "Freddie the Freeloader" enter the mix alongside jamming live funk with a rapper on "Afro Loop" (or as the band splits the difference between the two forms on "Java Junkie"). Leader Mars Williams' tough, intense tenor sax tone cuts through particularly strongly on "New E," and he's ably complemented by Ron Haynes' trumpet. Guitarist Tommy Klein is a great rhythm comper -- check the slinky riffs he throws down on "New E" -- and the rhythm section is up to the considerable challenge of chopping up funk rhythms or fluidly swinging jazz with equal aplomb. "Blue Groove Freestyle" is a sterling example of what freestyle rapping with a live band could be. It many ways, Liquid Soul's real peers are artists like Manu Chao and Amparanoia in Spain, Zebda in France, or Ozomatli in Los Angeles -- bands that choose the elements they want to emphasize from a floating pool of dancefloor moves. Liquid Soul comes from Chicago, so the equation adds up to funk, jazz, and hip-hop delivered with smart, varied arrangements and skilled playing. ~ Don Snowden

1. "Preview" – 0:26

2. "Worlds' On A Leash" – 4:36

3. "Schitzophrenia" – 3:37

4. "Equinox" – 5:05

5. "The Good One" – 0:14

6. "Afro Loop" – 5:22

7. "Java Junkie" – 4:43

8. "New E" – 4:19

9. "Righteous" – 4:44

10. "Footprints" – 4:19

11. "Jazz Machine" – 3:37

12. "Black Earth" – 3:01

13. "What A Story" – 2:47

14. "Blue Groove Freestyle" – 9:41

15. "Freddie The Freeloader" – 4:09

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Super Hits -- Remastered CD

The Manhattans

2002 Columbia Legacy

Recorded between 1973 & 1980. All tracks have been digitally remastered.

Ten beloved recordings from the Manhattans' CBS era. The dazzling choices include a shining version of Timi Yuro's '60s hit "Hurt," which they rejuvenate with the addendum of a killer fade. Two underrated bawlers, "Wish That You Were Mine" and "Am I Losing You," are as gripping as their mega hits: "Shining Star" and "Kiss and Say Goodbye." These are coveted male group sounds by one of the urban genre's most durable and liked vocal groups. ~ Andrew Hamilton

Track Listing
1. It Feels So Good To Be Loved So Bad
2. Wish That You Were Mine
3. There's No Me Without You
4. Kiss and Say Goodbye
5. Am I Losing You
6. Don't Take Your Love
7. I Kinda Miss You
8. We Never Danced To a Love Song
9. Hurt
10. Shining Star

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It's About Time -- CD

Jack McDuff & Joey DeFrancesco

1996 Concord Jazz

The master & the pupil, November 13, 2000
By Enno Roosink (Amsterdam) - See all my reviews
This review is from: It's About Time (Audio CD)

Two masters of the hammond organ, both masters in their own class, two generations, two warriors, two heroes carrying the B3 torch into 2000 and far beyond. Listen carefully and enjoy the pleasures of the real stuff, although Concord recordings used to be the " mainstream label " please get tempted and purchase this 4 star recording. Settle yourself infront of your Hi fi stereo set and let the Lesley Box vibrations come over you.

Track Listing
1. Pork Chops and Pasta
2. Please Send Me Someone to Love
3. Secret Love
4. Our Delight
5. Yesterdays
6. The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
7. Rock Candy
8. Funk Pie
9. Black Jack

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The Wide World Over - A 40 Year Celebration -- CD

The Chieftains

2003 RCA Victor Records

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One of the elements that's made the Chieftains the stellar Celtic band in the world is their love of innovative collaborations with mainstream pop stars. The Wide World Over: A 40-Year Celebration gathers into a single collection some of the Irish ensemble's most memorable moments, including predictable alliances with artists such as Van Morrison, who sings "Shenandoah" to additional backing by the Irish Film Orchestra, and unlikely pairings like the Rolling Stones, who add a rock kick and the "Satisfaction" riff to "The Rocky Road to Dublin." Cross-cultural experts Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos demonstrate their versatility on the Mexican ditties "Txalaparta" and "Guadalupe," on which pipes and pennywhistle don't seem a whisker out of place, while Ricky Skaggs points to the Irish and British roots of American country music on the rousing "Cotton-Eyed Joe." Art Garfunkel, Sting, Sinead O'Connor, Joni Mitchell, and Elvis Costello are also featured in classic performances with the 40-year-old Irish band, while a brand-new collaboration with Ziggy Marley yields a gorgeous Don Was-produced rendition of Bob Marley's "Redemption Song." The cliché that there's a bit of the Irish in all of us proves true in this wide-ranging, constantly rewarding, and frequently surprising collection. And the tracks on which the Chieftains go it alone are also a gas. --Bob Tarte

1. "March of the King of Laois/Paddy's Jig/O'Keefes/Chattering Magpie (Reels)" An Irish Evening 4:25
2. "The Foggy Dew" (feat. Sinéad O'Connor) The Long Black Veil 5:01
3. "I Know My Love" (feat. The Corrs) Tears of Stone 3:27
4. "Cotton-Eyed Joe" (feat. Ricky Skaggs) Another Country 2:46
5. "The Magdalene Laundries" (feat. Joni Mitchell) Tears of Stone 4:57
6. "Live from Matt Molloy's Pub" Water from the Well 2:21
7. "Shenandoah" (feat. Van Morrison) Long Journey Home 3:52
8. "The Munster Cloak/An Poc Ar Buile/Ferny Hill/Little Molly" New release 6:12
9. "Morning Has Broken" (feat. Diana Krall and Art Garfunkel) New release 2:55
10. "Morning Dew/Women of Ireland" Film Cuts 2:57
11. "Mo Ghile Mear (Our Hero)" (feat. Sting) The Long Black Veil 3:30
12. "Carolan's Concerto" (feat. The Belfast Harp Orchestra) The Celtic Harp 3:02
13. "Guadalupe" (feat. Linda Ronstadt and Los Lobos) Santiago 3:31
14. "Full of Joy" (feat. Traditional Chinese Ensemble) The Chieftains in China 3:24
15. "Here's a Health to the Company" A Chieftains' Celebration 3:03
16. "Chasing the Fox" (feat. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Erich Kunzel) New release 4:11
17. "Long Journey Home (Anthem)" (feat. Elvis Costello) Long Journey Home 3:21
18. "The Rocky Road to Dublin" (feat. The Rolling Stones) The Long Black Veil 4:17
19. "Redemption Song" (feat. Ziggy Marley) New release 4:23

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It's getting so close... I can almost here it!


Oops... I meant "hear" it. Perhaps a Freudian slip? Wishful thinking? The time is not yet here, but almost.


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Born To Fly -- HDCD

Sara Evans

2000 RCA Records

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With Three Chords and the Truth, her 1997 debut album, Missouri-born Sara Evans not only wowed listeners with her superb vocal chops, but also boldly and unpretentiously staked claim to a neo-traditionalist style that suggested she'd done a lot of listening to Loretta Lynn and the late Tammy Wynette in her younger days. With Born to Fly, her third album, Evans continues her descent from the neo-traditional high ground and her move uptown. She makes it clear she's also listened quite a bit to the likes of Trisha Yearwood and Bruce Hornsby, whose "Every Little Kiss" she ably covers here. On the exuberant title tune and on fine country-pop ballads like "I Could Not Ask for More" and the lovely "Saints and Angels," Evans proves she can just as sweetly and deftly patrol the uptown territory as she can the down-home highlands, which she revisits on the steel guitar-adorned weeper "I Learned That from You." Though not every song on Born to Fly insinuates its way into listeners' imaginations like the above-mentioned gems do, this solid, ambitious 11-song collection stands as another feather in this gifted young singer's colorful musical cap. --Bob Allen

1. "Born to Fly" Sara Evans, Marcus Hummon, Darrell Scott 5:36
2. "Saints & Angels" Victoria Banks 4:24
3. "I Could Not Ask for More" Diane Warren 4:49
4. "I Keep Looking" Evans, Tom Shapiro, Tony Martin 4:36
5. "I Learned That from You" Tony Lane, Jess Brown 5:09
6. "Let's Dance" Evans, Randy Scruggs 4:05
7. "Why Should I Care" Evans, Shapiro, Martin 3:46
8. "Four-Thirty" Hillary Lindsey, Bill Lloyd 4:32
9. "Show Me the Way to Your Heart" Evans, James LeBlanc 3:54
10. "You Don't" Evans, Aimee Mayo, Ron Harbin 5:11
11. "Every Little Kiss" Bruce Hornsby 6:04

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What Better Way To Spend The Ride To Work!!!!!!

Listening to some Sammy Hagar Baby!!!! :music-rockout: :music-rockout: :music-rockout: :music-rockout:

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"I'll Fall in Love Again" (Sammy Hagar) - 4:15
"There's Only One Way to Rock" (Hagar) - 4:15
"Baby's on Fire" (Hagar) - 3:34
"Can't Get Loose" (Hagar) - 5:39
"Heavy Metal" (Hagar/Jim Peterik) - 3:51
"Baby, It's You" (Hagar) - 4:46
"Surrender" (Chas Sanford) - 3:14
"Inside Lookin' In" (Hagar) - 4:26
"Sweet Hitchhiker" (Hagar/David Lauser) - 4:10
"Piece of My Heart" (Bert Berns/Jerry Ragovoy) - 3:58

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Yakety Sax! -- CD

Boots Randolph

1963/1988 Columbia Special Products

Boots Randolph's signature tune, "Yakety Sax," was inspired by the sax solo in the Coasters' "Yakety Yak," and is much better known than its modest chart placement might suggest. Randolph had recorded "Yakety Sax" for RCA several years earlier without success, but his Monument recording clicked in 1963 and the accompanying gold-selling album spent nearly a year on the charts. Randolph's unique status as the man who popularized the saxophone in Nashville is reflected in half an album's worth of country songs like "I Fall to Pieces" and "If You've Got the Money." Randolph acknowledges the Coasters again on a version of "Charlie Brown," and gives the commercial folk craze the nod with renditions of "Cotton Fields" and "Walk Right In." "Cacklin' Sax" is a novelty number on which Randolph imitates the sound of a chicken with his versatile horn. The album is split into two halves, with the slow songs grouped on the second side, and the first half is the clear winner of the two. ~ Greg Adams

Track Listing
1. Yakety Sax
2. Walk Right In
3. If You Got the Money I Got the Time
4. Cotton Fields
5. Charlie Brown
6. Cacklin' Sax
7. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
8. I Can't Stop Loving You
9. Lonely Street
10. It Keeps Right on Hurtin'
11. I Fall to Pieces
12. I Really Don't Want to Know

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*Funk Beyond The Call of Duty* -- CD

Johnny Guitar Watson

1977/1994 Collectables Records

Funking above and beyond the call of duty, October 5, 2000
By aL (Melbourne, Australia) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Funk Beyond the Call of Duty (Audio CD)

Hot on the heels of the success of his previous two albums (they both went gold), Johnny 'Guitar' Watson dropped another 70's funk classic. I'd heard this wasn't as good as the previous two but I'd say its my favourite Johnny 'Guitar' Watson cd so far, there are more grooves on this one and less ballads. Watson wrote , preformed, and produced, this and played all the instruments except for drums and horns. For fans of 70's funk music that want an introduction to one of the genre's lesser known master's, 'Funk Beyond the Call of Duty' is the perfect introduction. After all, this is: FUNK BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.

Track Listing
1. Funk Beyond the Call of Duty
2. It's About the Dollar Bill
3. Give Me My Love
4. It's a *** Shame
5. I'm Gonna Get You Baby
6. Barn Door
7. Love That Will Not Die

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In The BuzzBag -- CD

Brooklyn Funk Essentials

1998 Shanachie Records

Their moniker is deceptive because this huge (23-piece) outfit deals in everything from global dub ("Istanbul Twilight") to Middle-Eastern bass-and-drums ("By and Bye"). While this far-flung stylistic sampling might result in havoc, these folks keep it real by focusing on the groove. When they do kick into a straight-ahead funk riff on the title track, even this is peppered with their clever melding of Eastern motifs and dancehall vocals. This is something else, and that's a good thing. ~ Tim Sheridan

1. By And Bye 05:38
2. istanbul Twilight 06:56
3. Magick Karpet Ride 05:12
4. In The Buzzbag 06:31
5. Keep It Together 07:30
6. Selling Out 05:57
7. Ska Ka-bop 04:56
8. You Don't Know Nothing 05:05
9. Freeway To Uskudar 04:58
10. Zurna Prezerve 08:48

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Free For All - Remastered CD

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

1964/2004 Blue Note Records

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A full decade after the Messengers were formed, Art Blakey's revolving-door unit had evolved from a funk-heavy, blues-oriented hard-bop quintet into a probing and turbulent postbop sextet that betrayed the influence of free-leaning musicians like John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. This mentality peaked on the title track to this 1964 firecracker, the most intense and feverish recording in Messenger history, whipped forward by Blakey's absolutely violent and vicious percussion. The hornmen--Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard (who wrote "The Core"), and especially Wayne Shorter (who composed both "Free for All" and "Hammer Head")--do admirably well just to be heard atop Blakey's frenzied polyrhythms, leaving melody behind in favor of fiery spirit and starch. And if it's not the drums doing the prodding, it's Blakey's well-timed grunts and growls of admonishment and approval. --Marc Greilsamer

"Free for All" (Shorter) - 11:09
"Hammer Head" (Shorter) - 7:51
"The Core" (Hubbard) - 9:25
"Pensativa" (Clare Fischer) - 8:22

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Art Blakey - drums
Cedar Walton - piano
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Freddie Hubbard - trumpet
Curtis Fuller - trombone
Reggie Workman - bass

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Face The Music -- CD

Electric Light Orchestra

1975 Jet Records

Classic ELO!, August 20, 2009
By Scott D. Bell "Geek_Dad" (Lakewood, CO United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Face the Music (Audio CD)

In my opinion this is one of the best ELO albums (showing my age) ever. This CD includes the classic "Fire on High", which is one of my all time favorite songs. This CD also includes some extras at the end which are kinda fun. When I played the CD for my kids, with the wierd 70's experimental beginning, my teenage kids thought I had lost my mind. This CD is great in my family room stereo, blasting out of my car stereo, or rocking on my MP3 player.

All songs written and composed by Jeff Lynne.
Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Fire On High" 5:29
2. "Waterfall" 4:27
3. "Evil Woman" 4:17
4. "Nightrider" 4:22
Side two
No. Title Length
5. "Poker" 3:31
6. "Strange Magic" 4:29
7. "Down Home Town" 3:54
8. "One Summer Dream" 5:47

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Straight Shooter -- CD

Bad Company

1974/1990 Swan Song Records

Supergroup hits its stride, November 7, 2001
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Released in 1974, Straightshooter is regarded by many as being Bad Company's strongest album. It has the bluesy feel of its predecessor (Bad Co) but has the band turning their amps up 11 and rocking out the strongest set of songs of the band's career. Do not forget that Bad Co was a supergroup with 2 guys out of Free (Rodgers and Kirke), the bass player from King Crimson (Boz Burrell) and Mott the Hoople's guitarist (Mick Ralphs). They should have been huge, of course, but suffered from having to play second fiddle to Swan Song stablemates Led Zeppelin. The songs were great, their sound: a sort of supercharged, sexy blues-rock without the pretention of Led Zep. What let them down perhaps was their lyrics, some of which make Spinal Tap look like Leonard Cohen, but if you can take that - and I can - this album is a great listen from beginning to end. Bad Company were also one of the few hard rock bands that wrote great ballads (Anna), though it was Straightshooter's high-octane rockers like Good Lovin' Gone Bad, Feel Like Making Love and Shooting Star that helped secure them a place in rock history. Bad Company were a good, tight band, but I would recommend anyone to listen to them purely to hear Paul Rodgers' masterful rock vocals. New to Bad Company? Get this one first, and then Bad Co.

Side one

"Good Lovin' Gone Bad" (Mick Ralphs) – 3:35
"Feel Like Makin' Love" (Paul Rodgers, Ralphs) – 5:12
"Weep No More" (Simon Kirke) – 3:59
"Shooting Star" (Rodgers) – 6:16

Side two

"Deal With the Preacher" (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 5:01
"Wild Fire Woman" (Rodgers, Ralphs) – 4:32
"Anna" (Kirke) – 3:41
"Call on Me" (Rodgers) – 6:03

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Afterglow -- CD

Dr. John

1995 GRP Records

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Unlike his In a Sentimental Mood, which swung wildly from Tin Pan Alley standards to supper-club blues, Afterglow is mostly interested in recapturing the late '40s and early '50s, when jazz, blues, and pop intersected with sophisticated ease. The choice of material is impeccable--songs made popular by Nat "King" Cole, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington--and the playing is superb throughout. However, "Ain't I Been Good to You," "Just a Lucky So and So," and a stark read of "I'm Confessin'" are particularly effective. And on his original, "I Still Believe in You," Dr. John proves just how influenced he is by West Coast blues legend Charles Brown, who once recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio where the future Night Tripper got his start. A lovely, effective album whose only misstep is a version of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" that sounds slightly out of step with everything else. --Keith Moerer

Track listing

1. I Know What I've Got
2. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
3. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
4. Blue Skies
5. So Long
6. New York City Blues
7. Tell Me You'll Wait for Me
8. There Must Be a Better World Somewhere
9. I Still Think About You
10. I'm Confessin' (That I Love You)

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Both Sides Now -- CD

Joni Mitchell

2000 Warner Bros. Records

A bittersweet journey of lushly orchestrated standards, April 17, 2000
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Here Miss Mitchell combines her love of colour in art with her whiskey coloured voice. The nuance is particularly heart felt.The songs seem tinged with pain, and poetry. The echoes of Billie Holiday( Lady in Satin) are pronounced and reverant.If ever Joni has made an effort to send someone a love letter it is to Holiday in her phrasing and smokey vocals. Her Canadian American directness is a metaphor to her artworks included within the cd cover. There is a Hopper-esque lonely solitude that pulls one into a vintage American sensibility. The cd is one that grows on you and penetrates the heart with every layer of listening. A superb rendition of "A Case of You", reminds us that Joni is a classic writer, as well as performer.This cd could have been called "The four seasons of Love".Like Leonard Cohen she sits perfectly with those that enjoy their personal torments and share the depth of the human condition with their listeners.

"You're My Thrill" (Sidney Clare, Jay Gorney) — 3:52
"At Last" (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) — 4:28
"Comes Love" (Lew Brown, Sam H. Stept, Charles Tobias) — 4:29
"You've Changed" (Bill Carey, Carl Fischer) — 5:00
"Answer Me, My Love" (Fred Rauch, Carl Sigman, Gerhard Winkler) — 3:23
"A Case of You" (Joni Mitchell) — 5:52
"Don't Go to Strangers" (Redd Evans, Arthur Kent, David Mann) — 4:10
"Sometimes I'm Happy" (Irving Caesar, Clifford Grey, Vincent Youmans) — 3:58
"Don't Worry 'Bout Me" (Rube Bloom, Ted Koehler) —– 3:49
"Stormy Weather" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) — 3:07
"I Wish I Were in Love Again" (Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers) — 3:36
"Both Sides, Now" (Joni Mitchell) — 5:45

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Flying Colors CD

Grant Geissman

1991 Blue Moon

What surely sets Grant Geissman apart from other acoustic guitar soloists in contemporary jazzdom is his impeccably mellifluous composing skills and his desire to stretch himself into more challenging sub genres. While never straying too far from his trademark David Benoit like peppiness, Flying Colors—which represents the guitarist's commercial peak on early smooth jazz radio-displays mouth-watering flamenco and brassy Latin tinges. A musically logical follow up to the similarly vibrant Take Another Look, Geissman's playing is enhanced by the positive support of keyboardists Gordon Goodwin and Emil Palame and saxophonist Sam Riney. Of special note (and the best cut) is Geissman's ode to his youth, "Places I've Been," which features Byrd-like riffs, Beatle-esque sitar and orchestrated, "Eleanor Rigby" touches.

- Jonathan Widran

Song List

* Flying Colors (Geissman/Moffitt) 4:50
* Tricks of the Trade (Geissman/Rawlins) 4:06
* Long Goodbye (Geissman/Curiale) 4:08
* Barcelona (Geissman) 4:56
* Places I've Been (Geissman) 5:00
* El Cabong Rides Again (Geissman) 4:16
* Neon Nights (Geissman/Palame) 4:38
* Hang Time (Geissman/Steelman) 3:53
* Dancing on the Edge (Geissman/Palame) 5:00
* Where the Heart Is (Geissman) 5:05

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Brazilian Romance -- CD

Sarah Vaughan with Milton Nascimento

1987 Columbia Records

Sassy's Farewell
January 30, 2000
By Edward L. Hicks
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This Sergio Mendes-produced release from 1987 was the last complete studio effort from the greatest female jazz/pop singer of the 20th Century (apologies to Ella). It is also a beautifully sung and orchestrated compilation of latin-influenced jazz, in the vein of Jobim, Getz, Gilberto, etc. A must for any fan of the genre, or anyone who wishes to get acquainted with the incredible vocal range of the magnificant Miss V. All ten cuts are special, but listen to "Wanting More" and the closer, "Your Smile" to get chills up your spine. Sassy, you are sorely missed, and there is no one who will ever match your talent, range, and heart.


"Make This City Ours Tonight" (Tracy Mann, Milton Nascimento) - 2:57
"Romance" (Danilo Caymmi, Mann, Paulo César Pinheiro) - 3:30
"Love and Passion" (Mann, Nascimento) - 3:58
"So Many Stars" (Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Sérgio Mendes) - 4:07
"Photograph" (Caymmi, Mann, Pinheiro) - 2:31
"Nothing Will Be as It Was (Nada Será Como Antes)" (Ronaldo Basos, Nascimento, Renne Vincent) - 4:44
"It's Simple" (Caymmi, Mann, Pinheiro) - 2:58
"Obsession" (Caymmi, Mann, Gilson Peranzzetta) - 3:09
"Wanting More" (Fernando Leoporace, Mann) - 3:54
"Your Smile" (Caymmi, Pinheiro, Wolf) - 3:08

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Embraceable You - Live -- CD

Sarah Vaughan

1996 LaserLight Digital

Great value
, December 20, 2000
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This review is from: Embraceable You (Audio CD)

This is a great cd. Laserlight has a knack for bringing otherwise obscure live recordings to light. The sound is very good. Highlights include What Now My Love, and Lover Man , a very endearing encore during which Sassy croons "Turn the lights down low....." and, not being able to get them to turn the house lights down, begins to put in a few little 'sassy' quips about the situation all in a very lighthearted and endearing manner of course! Bob James supports her on piano along with Herb Mickman on bass, and Omar Clay on drums....A very enjoyable live recording by one of the greatest vocalists of all time.

1. Embraceable You
2. Scat Blues
3. Lover Come Back To Me
4. Round Midnight
5. Sassy's Blues
6. Misty
7. Just One Of Those Things
8. Alfie
9. What Now My Love
10. I Had A Ball
11. The Theme
12. Lover Man

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Q's Jook Joint-- CD

Quincy Jones

1995 Quest Records

A True Desert Island Disc, July 21, 2007
By J. Mandell (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Q's Jook Joint (Reis) (Audio CD)

Quincy Jones' best album.

This is one of the great "concept" discs, based on the juke joints that served as makeshift nightclubs dotted across the landscape in the south in decades long gone by.
With a stellar cast of musicians as his instruments, Quincy literally creates the atmosphere of his own juke joint in track 1 and then runs with a gorgeous, beat filled hour non-stop after that.
The sound quality is fabulous - let it roll over you with the lights low and it will transport you to another time and with its energy and rhythms I've purchased two copies of this CD for myself, given two as gifts and, of course, have it on my iPod. Everyone I've turned on to this album has thanked me.

Highest recommendation. Its just great.

# Title Guest(s) Time
1 "Jook Joint" (Intro) Kid Capri, Funkmaster Flex, LL Cool J, James Moody, Coko, Stevie Wonder, Lester Young, Brandy, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Marlon Brando, Charlie Wilson, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Töne Löc, Queen Latifah, Ray Charles, Greg Phillinganes, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Will Wheaton, Mervyn Warren, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Gloria Estefan, Lelee, Charlie Parker, Shaquille O'Neal, Bono 1:32
2 "Let the Good Times Roll" Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles 2:55
3 "Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe)" Töne Löc, Queen Latifah, Nancy Wilson 7:32
4 "You Put a Move on My Heart" Tamia 6:13
5 "Rock With You" Brandy and Heavy D 4:08
6 "Moody's Mood for Love" Brian McKnight, Rachelle Ferrell, Take 6 and James Moody 4:18
7 "Stomp!" Original Cast Members of "Stomp": Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley; Mr. X, Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal, Luniz 6:16
8 "Jook Joint" (Reprise) Ray Charles and Funkmaster Flex 0:56
9 "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" Phil Collins 3:57
10 "Is It Love That We're Missing" Gloria Estefan, Warren Wiebe 4:45
11 "Heaven's Girl" R. Kelly, Ron Isley, Aaron Hall, Charlie Wilson and Naomi Campbell 5:26
12 "Stuff Like That" Charlie Wilson, Ray Charles, Brandy, Chaka Khan and Ashford & Simpson 5:45
13 "Slow Jams" Tamia, Babyface, Portrait and Barry White 7:30
14 "At the End of the Day (Grace)" Toots Thielemans, Barry White and Mervyn Warren (Voices) 7:42
15 "Jook Joint" (Outro) Barry White, Tamia and Toots Thielemans 0:49

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Duke Elegant -- CD

Dr. John Performing the Music of Duke Ellington

2000 Blue Note Records

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Duke Elegant, July 26, 2007
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This is some very good music! Some great Duke Ellington songs done with that funky New Orleans rhythm ... and the way only Dr. John can do it!
Try it, you'll like it

Track listing

1. On the Wrong Side of the Railroad Tracks
2. I'm Gonna Go Fishin'
3. It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
4. Perdido Street Blues
5. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
6. Solitude
7. Satin Doll
8. Mood Indigo
9. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me
10. Things Ain't What They Used to Be
11. Caravan
12. Flaming Sword, The

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Peace To The Neighborhood -- CD

Pops Staples

1992 Pointblank/Charisma Records

The septuagenarian Pop Staples puts a lot of younger performers to shame with his integrity-laden solo release Peace to the Neighbourhood. The founder of The Staples Singers combines joyous soul and gospel with swampy funk and blues. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have the rest of The Staples, and admirers Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, and Ry Cooder along for the ride. Includes the street-wise, anti-drug-culture "Miss Cocaine." ~ Roch Parisien

Track Listing
1. World in Motion
2. Love Is a Precious Thing
3. America
4. Down in Mississippi
5. This May Be the Last Time
6. Peace to the Neighborhood
7. Miss Cocaine
8. Pray on My Child
9. Pray
10. I Shall Not Be Moved

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Q's Jook Joint-- CD

Quincy Jones

1995 Quest Records

A True Desert Island Disc, July 21, 2007
By J. Mandell (Los Angeles, CA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Q's Jook Joint (Reis) (Audio CD)

Quincy Jones' best album.

This is one of the great "concept" discs, based on the juke joints that served as makeshift nightclubs dotted across the landscape in the south in decades long gone by.
With a stellar cast of musicians as his instruments, Quincy literally creates the atmosphere of his own juke joint in track 1 and then runs with a gorgeous, beat filled hour non-stop after that.
The sound quality is fabulous - let it roll over you with the lights low and it will transport you to another time and with its energy and rhythms I've purchased two copies of this CD for myself, given two as gifts and, of course, have it on my iPod. Everyone I've turned on to this album has thanked me.

Highest recommendation. Its just great.

# Title Guest(s) Time
1 "Jook Joint" (Intro) Kid Capri, Funkmaster Flex, LL Cool J, James Moody, Coko, Stevie Wonder, Lester Young, Brandy, Billy Eckstine, Dizzy Gillespie, Marlon Brando, Charlie Wilson, Barry White, Chaka Khan, Töne Löc, Queen Latifah, Ray Charles, Greg Phillinganes, Siedah Garrett, Patti Austin, Will Wheaton, Mervyn Warren, Sarah Vaughan, Miles Davis, Gloria Estefan, Lelee, Charlie Parker, Shaquille O'Neal, Bono 1:32
2 "Let the Good Times Roll" Stevie Wonder, Bono and Ray Charles 2:55
3 "Cool Joe, Mean Joe (Killer Joe)" Töne Löc, Queen Latifah, Nancy Wilson 7:32
4 "You Put a Move on My Heart" Tamia 6:13
5 "Rock With You" Brandy and Heavy D 4:08
6 "Moody's Mood for Love" Brian McKnight, Rachelle Ferrell, Take 6 and James Moody 4:18
7 "Stomp!" Original Cast Members of "Stomp": Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley; Mr. X, Melle Mel, Coolio, Yo-Yo, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal, Luniz 6:16
8 "Jook Joint" (Reprise) Ray Charles and Funkmaster Flex 0:56
9 "Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me" Phil Collins 3:57
10 "Is It Love That We're Missing" Gloria Estefan, Warren Wiebe 4:45
11 "Heaven's Girl" R. Kelly, Ron Isley, Aaron Hall, Charlie Wilson and Naomi Campbell 5:26
12 "Stuff Like That" Charlie Wilson, Ray Charles, Brandy, Chaka Khan and Ashford & Simpson 5:45
13 "Slow Jams" Tamia, Babyface, Portrait and Barry White 7:30
14 "At the End of the Day (Grace)" Toots Thielemans, Barry White and Mervyn Warren (Voices) 7:42
15 "Jook Joint" (Outro) Barry White, Tamia and Toots Thielemans 0:49



A MOST EXCEPTIONAL album!!! I heard some of it tonight on my iTunes random play.

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When Love Comes To Town with Johnny Lang and Joss Stone is FREAKING FANTASTIC!

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Hey Dennie -
Do you have this one? I like it!

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