Signs Of Life by Billy Squier

Signs Of Life is the fourth studio album by American musician Billy Squier, that was released July 1984 on Capitol Records. Even though Billy has some great releases in the past this album spawned the song Rock Me Tonight which was considered his biggest career hit.  Other singles that were spawned on this album were All Night Long and Eye on You. A couple other tracks I liked on this album were Reach For the Sky and Fall In Love.  This album was well written (all songs were written by Billy), performed, recorded and produced.  This is an album you will want to add to your Billy Squier collection.

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Hydra by Toto

Hydra is the second studio album by American rock band Toto, released October 1, 1979 on the Columbia Records label. This album spawned three singles St George And The Dragon, All Us Boys and 99.  99 is the only track that got much airplay and reached number 23 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Even though this album did not release any major hits, it was still well written, performed, recorded and produced. I still recommend this album to your record library.

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More Than Just Getting By by Tammy Vice

For my 660th review, I am proud to announce More Than Just Getting By, a February 19, 2010, album by Tammy Vice on GodsChild Records.  This twelve track album features such great tracks as Just Getting By, A Real Hard Place To Fall, Take My Heart, Small Things, I’ve Found A Place and so much more.  I was impressed with her voice, the harmonies, and how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  I am looking forward to hearing more from this great artist.  I recommend you take a listen to this album Spotify and purchase this album from Itunes and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Gold by Jefferson Starship

Gold is a January 22, 1979, compilation album by Jefferson Starship. The tracks come from their 1974 – 1978 albums, Dragon FlyRed OctopusSpitfire, and Earth and is released on the Grunt Records label.  This compilation is available in two formats, on black vinyl, and on a picture disc.  On this great album is such hits as Ride The Tiger, Miracles, Count On Me and much more.  This great band has done a unique transformation from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship to Starship with powerful vocals by Grace Slick and Marty Balin and Paul Kantner on guitars.  This compilation was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This is a great addition to anyone’s record library.

Showtime by James Brown

Showtime is the eighth studio album by American musician James Brown. The album was released in April 1964, by the Smash Records label during a time it was the transition from King Records to Smash Records, however, handicapped by contractual obligations with King Records, Brown released an album of remakes overdubbed with canned applause.  This great album contains such great tracks as Caldonia, Sweet Lorraine, The Things I Used To Do, Blues For My Baby, Don’t Cry Baby, and so much more.   James Brown is one of my favorite R&B recording artists and I was impressed by how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  You will definitely want to add this album to your record library.

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Love Songs by The Beatles

Love Songs is a compilation album that comprises love songs recorded by The Beatles between 1962 and 1970. It was released by Capitol Records in the United States on 21 October 1977.  This two-LP vinyl release includes an 11 x 11″ booklet, with the songs’ lyrics printed, calligraphy-style, on simulated parchment paper.  This relaxing album contains such great love songs as Yesterday, In My Life, Here There and Everywhere, Something, The Long And Winding Road. Michelle, P.S. I Love YouAnd I Love Her, and so much more.  There is not a single bad song on this compilation.  This great collection was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  If you are a big Beatles fan like I am you will want to add this to your library.

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Toto by Toto

Toto is the first studio album by the American band Toto, released October 15, 1978, on the Columbia Records label.  This self-titled album spawned such great songs as Hold The Line, I’ll Supply The Love and Georgy Porgy featuring the powerful vocals by Bobby Kimball and David Hungate, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, David Paich and Jeff Porcaro providing the great backup. I liked how this album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This is the start of a great run of hit albums.

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Past, Present And Into The Future by The Vibrators

Past, Present And Into The Future is a brand new album from UK punk rock icons The Vibrators, who are celebrating their 40+ year career!Features a unique line-up with contributions from former and current members including founders Knox, Eddie, and John Ellis along with V2 era bassist Gary Tibbs (Roxy Music), current bassist/vocalist Pete, guitarist Darrell Bath and production by original bassist Pat Collier.  This will be released on January 23, 2018, on the Cleopatra Records label. Among the great tracks on this 16 song album is Loose Change, Rock And Roll Rescue, Dirty Games, Hands of Mercy, Please Mr. Cancer, Public Enemy and much more which features great vocals and kickass guitar riffs.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  Pick this one up on January 23rd  and is available for pre-order from Walmart, Best Buy and other locations where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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New Orleans Set by Les Kerr

New Orleans Set is the third review for Les Kerr, a Gulf Coast native, now an established player in Nashville’s music scene. This January 4, 2009 release takes you to New Orleans in preparation for Mardi Gras with such great tracks as Smile Upon Your Soul, The Camellia Grill, New Orleans In The Spring, Midriff Mama Blues and so much more as well as one Christmas song Jingle Bells (Christmas In New Orleans) featuring the Jordanaires .  I was impressed by how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.   This is a great addition to one’s music library and is available to purchase from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Un-American Songbook Volumes I & II by The Ed Palermo Big Band

For my 652nd review and my fifth review by The Ed Palermo Big Band, I am proud to present The Un-American Songbook Volumes I and II released February 23, 2017, on the Cuneiform Record label.  This two-disc set features Ed’s take on such artists as The Beatles, Jethro Tull, Cream, Procol Harum and much more with such tracks as Good Morning Good Morning, Don’t Bother Me, Eleanor Rigby, Good Night and others by the Beatles, Beggar’s Farm by Jethro Tull, Wreck of the Hesperus by Procol Harum, As You Said by Cream, 21st Century Schizoid Man and so much more.  I was impressed by how well Ed and his eighteen-piece band made these songs his own as well it was recorded and produced. This is one jazz album you will want to add to your music library.  This album can be purchased from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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