For my 680th review, I am proud to present All In, the sixth full-length album by award-winning International singer/songwriter Amiena, released August 11, 2017, on the Amiena Music Records label. I am impressed with her vocal and songwriting style as well as how soothing her voice is as in such tracks as Chance, Ghost, Come With Me, Frozen, Broken and much more. This album was well written (All songs written by Amiena), performed, recorded and produced as well crossing many different genres such as Adult Contemporary, Jazz, Soul/R&B and World Music. I am looking forward to hearing her other five albums. I highly recommend you go to Spotify and take a listen to this album and then you can purchase this release from Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby, Bandcamp and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Merry Jaynz is the 2015 self-titled album by the Knoxville, Tennessee underground swamp rock band The Merry Jaynz. This release features such styles as Rock, Blues, and Country as found in such tracks as Piggy Boy, Whatever Happened To My Money, The End Is Near, Let It and much more as well as two songs fitting for someone’s birthday Happy Birthday and Not Your Birthday. This album features great vocals and instrumentation as well as it being well written, performed, recorded and produced. It is available for purchase from Itunes, Bandcamp and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 673rd review, I am proud to present the album Love One Another, an August 31, 2017, release by The Merry Jaynz, a three-piece underground swamp rock band from Knoxville, Tennessee. This three piece band has great vocals and guitar riffs as shown in such tracks as Going To The Rally, Sadah Song, Most Of Us Dead, Frozen Lakes, Soulmate and so much more. I was impressed by how well this album was written, recorded and performed and looking forward to hearing more from this band. You can find this album on Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes, on their website themerryjaynz.com and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Enjoy The Ride is a 2003 release by Chere’ Pepper, a great country/Christian artist. This album is labeled Contemporary Christian but features a lot of different styles such as Country, Blues, Island and more as found in such tracks as the title track Enjoy The Ride, Somebody, Smile, Carry Me, Dear World and so much more. This album was well written, recorded and performed. You can listen to this great artist on Facebook Live and purchase this album on her website https://store.cherepepper.com.
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.
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.
For My 649th review, I am proud to present We Do What We Do is a quirky, intelligent Adult Contemporary record that touches on folk, blues, gospel and even a sprinkling of pop stylings by Raspin on March 9, 1999, and re-released in 2017 on the Payola Records label. This album spawned such great tracks such as Rumblin and Tumblin in which he used a raspy Louis Armstrong voice, Dream, Hold On, Smoke The Hookah (which he included some rolling papers) and so much more. This great album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. You can find this album from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and many other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Bay Street is my second review for Les Kerr, a Gulf Coast native, now an established player in Nashville’s music scene. I have been a fan of his since listening to his Christmas album recently. I am impressed with his style of music he calls Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock and Roll which is heard in such songs as Pool People, Ink By The Barrel, Running Buddies, Magnolia Springs and so much more. This album features great vocals and instrumentation and was well written and recorded. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and you can purchase this album from CD Baby, Amazon and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 636th review I am proud to present the self titled album Johnny Hayes And The Loveseats. Johnny was a contestant on season 11 and 12 of The Voice in which he was one of my favorite contestants. I was impressed on his voice and how he can make a song his own. On this ten track album I was impressed with such songs as Notch On Your Belt, Without A Woman, Sweet Salvation, You’re Right and so much more. This great blues album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend you take a listen to this album on Spotify and then purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and other places where this great CD and digital downloads are sold.
Cool Christmas Blues is the September 4. 1998 album by Charles Brown ,responsible for one of the bluesiest Christmas tunes ever, Please Come Home for Christmas. This holiday album was released on the Bullseye Records label and distributed by the Concord Music Group. In addition to his classic hit there are such great tracks as Merry Christmas Baby, Santa’s Blues, Stay With Me, Christmas Comes Once A Year, A Song For Christmas and so much more. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. This is an album you will want to add to your Christmas music library. You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes, and everwhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.