When It’s All Over is the second released by North Carolina Americana band The Everydays consisting of singer-songwriters Tim Marsh and David Zoll. This nine track album is all original songs written by Marsh and Zoll. This album was well written and performed with great harmonies and well recorded and produced. The favorite cuts on this album are When Its All Over, written by Zoll, is a letter to his wife as she was away taking care of her dying brother, Playing With Fire, Careless, Loving You and more. If you are looking for an easy listening album this is the one for you. This album can be found on cdbaby and itunes.
Bandzilla Rises is an album released by composer/arranger/guitarist Richard Niles and BANDZILLA, a 25-piece jazz-fusion orchestra playing furious funk, sleazy soul, punk jazz and heartfelt ballads. Their website mentions that Niles & BANDZILLA have performed and recorded with Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, James Brown, Kylie Minogue, Mariah Carey, Pet Shop Boys, Michael McDonald, Cher, Grace Jones, Tina Turner and Deniece Williams. This 14 track album has such great cuts as Bandzilla Rises, You Can’t Get There From Here, This World is Mine, Stone Jungle and much more. This album reminds me of the sounds of such bands as Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago. This album was well written, performed and recorded. I would recommend this album on one’s music library
Neon Alley is a self titled album by modern classic rock band Neon Alley released on DMV Music in 2016. This eight song album was well performed and recorded. It has such great tracks as Let Your Love Come Down, Piece of The Pie, Got to Rock and others. They even took an Elvis song Jailhouse Rock and made it their own. I recommend this album to your music library.
The Catfish is a 2016 album by American Rock / Electric blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist Popa Chubby. This album grabbed my attention on the very first cut Going Downtown See My Old Gal Sue. Other great cuts off this album is an instrumental version of the Everly Brothers song Bye Bye Love, Cry Till It’s A Dull Ache, Put a Grown Man To Shame, my favorite Blues for Charlie and much more. I have not heard such a great guitarist since Stevie Ray Vaughn. I highly recommend this album to anyone that loves the blues as much as I do.
Ride The Tiger is an album by Greg Lake formerly with King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Geoff Downes formerly of Asia and Yes was released on Manitcore Records on November 27, 2015. This 7 track album contains six songs which the duo wrote together – one went on to become an ASIA song and two became ELP songs. My favorite song off this album is Love Under Fire. Other great cuts off this album are Affairs of the Heart, Street War, Check it Out, and Blue Light. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. I would highly recommend this album to anyone that is a fan of the works of Lake and Downes.
Frampton Comes Alive! , is a double live album by English rock musician Peter Frampton, who was a former guitarist and vocalist for Humble Pie. It is one of the best-selling live albums in the United States, and considered by many to be one of the finest live rock recordings of all time. It was released January 6, 1976 on A&M records. Peter Frampton had recorded four previous albums with little commercial success. The whole double album was great but only three songs really stood out and they were Show Me The Way, Baby I Love Your Way and the 14 minute and 35 second song Do You Feel Like We Do. I recommend this album to anyone’s record library.
In my review of n my review of Memoirs of a Madman, a compilation album by heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, released by Epic Records on 14 October 2014. There are several great hits on his collection such as Crazy Train, Flying High Again, No More Tears, and Mama I’m Coming Home. The only disappointment I saw in this collection is they included The Ultimate Sin from the album of the same title, I would have preferred him include Shot in the Dark from that album, since it was a bigger hit. This album also includes a live version of his Black Sabbath hit Paranoid. This is still a great addition to anyone’s Ozzy Osbourne/ Black Sabbath collection
Storyteller – The Complete Anthology: 1964–1990 is a 4-disc compilation released by Rod Stewart in November 1989. It was released by Warner Bros. Records and contains sixty-four tracks. Five of the tracks had never before been released. This compilation covers his great recordings starting with Good Morning Little Schoolgirl released and 1964 and ends with Downtown Train released in 1989. It also includes such great hits as Maggie May, Mandolin Wind, Hot Legs, Da Ya Think I’m Sexy and so much more. The collection I have is on a 4 cassette set but I am still looking for this collection on CD or Vinyl. I recommend this box set to anyone’s music library.
Since it is Thanksgiving and no new music reviews, I thought I would review what I call my favorite Thanksgiving album. Alice’s Restaurant is the debut album by Arlo Guthrie released in September 1967 by Reprise Records. It features one of his most famous songs, “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree“, Imagine it has been almost 50 years since this song was released and I still love this song. At 18 minutes and 20 seconds you still can’t get bored with song because it kept you laughing. The title track has everything Thanksgiving, Jail, The Draft and more. Not long ago I also got the CD of this album which was the revisited version. On this one it is 22 minutes and 21 seconds long which he adds about the Nixon Tapes. It is so funny. There are other great songs on this album; my favorite of these other tracks is The Motorcycle Song. I highly recommend this album if you want to listen to something that will make you laugh and may your day more happy.