Greatest Hits is a compilation album of American R&B group Earth, Wind & Fire. It contains several songs recorded between 1973 and 1981 and it was released on November 17, 1998 on the Columbia/Legacy Records label. Listening to this great compilation brings so many great memories with such great tracks as September, Shining Star, Boogie Wonderland, After The Love Is Gone, and my all time favorite That’s Way Of The World. This compilation is great from start to finish and was well performed, recorded and produced. This is one album you would want to add to your library.
Chicago & Earth, Wind & Fire – Live at the Greek Theatre is a live concert DVD by American bands Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire. The recording was made at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, California at the end of their joint tour in 2004. I usually do not review music videos but this one is an exception. In my opinion this is one of the best concert video ever made. The video starts off with both bands doing the classic Chicago song Beginnings and then going into the Earth Wind & Fire song Into The Stone. After the intro each band goes into their separate part of the concert. After a coin flip Earth Wind and Fire starts off with some of their biggest hits such as Boogie Wonderland, Serpentine Fire, After the Love Is Gone, That’s The Way Of The World and more. Then Chicago takes the stage starting off with Ballad For A Girl in Buchanan from their album Chicago II. Then they go into some of their major hits as Hard Habit to Break, Alive Again, Saturday in the Park, If You Leave Me Now and more. After each band did their park of the show they get back together for the finale which they did such songs as September, Free, Shining Star and the powerful last song 25 or 6 to 4. I am just disappointed that this was not released as a CD or on vinyl. Still I recommend this DVD or Blu Ray to your video library.
Walk With Me is my second review for North American adult pop- adult contemporary artist, singer and songwriter Jennifer Saran. This 2016 release on the Tarpan Records label showcases Jennifer’s powerful vocals whether it is that great disco sound of the 70s and 80s or her soulful ballads. This album was produced by legendary producer Narada Michael Walden (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Sting). Some of my favorite songs on this eighteen track album were Where Have You Been, Sacred Lover, Sexy Time, Its Not Over, Come Home and so much more. This album was great from start to finish. Well written and well recorded. Check out this album, you will definitely like it. You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes, and wherever CD’s are sold.
In The Moment is a January 15, 2016 release by San Francisco based R&B artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER on the CDC Productions label. He brings back the old school soul that many of us loved. Instead of listening to this album in my office that I usually do, I decided to listen to this album while I was out running errands. This album made my trip extremely delightful. With the opening track Beautiful, this album grabbed my attention and kept it. I loved this thirteen track album from start to finish, a mixture of soul, disco, and funk with the sound of great artist of the past as Barry White, Kool and the Gang and so much more. My favorite tracks off this album were Lady Of My Dreams, Together, Sunshine, Too Late and Show Me. I was very impressed with his rendition of the Delfonics classic La La Means I Love You. With so many artists going to Hip Hop and Rap, I am glad there is still an artist that stays with the old school soul. I highly recommend this album that is a fan of old R&B. I know you will not be disappointed. You can purchase this album on Amazon, cc2000music.bandcamp.com and other locations.
Vindicated Soul is an upcoming release by San Franciso based R&B artist CORNELL “CC” CARTER on the CDC Productions label. When I put this CD in my first reaction was OH MY GOD !!!!. This album brought me back to the great days of R&B artists such as Marvin Gaye, Barry White, and other artists of that era. This album is a mix of soul, funk. blues and jazz. There are great cuts on this eight track album such as All The Way Around, Watching You, Where Do We Go, Look What You’ve Done For Me and much more. This is definitely one album I will be listening to over and over again. This album was very well written, performed, recorded and produced. I got to get his earlier releases. You will be able to purchase this album on May 19th 2017 on Amazon and other stores.
Meco Plays The Wizard of Oz is the third studio album by Meco Monardo, an American record producer and musician. It was released in 1978 on the Millennium Records label. This Disco album has takes of hits from the original movie such as Over The Rainbow, Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead, We’re Off To See The Wizard and much more. In addition to the music, this album has a great album cover with artwork with Meco as The Wizard.. This is a great addition to anyone’s disco collection.
I usually do not write a review for a single song, but this one I will make an exception because of every time I hear this song I can’t stop moving in my chair. Can’t Stop the Feeling! is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Justin Timberlake for the soundtrack to the film Trolls, for which he serves as the executive music producer. This song was released in May 2016 on the RCA Records label. It is an up-tempo disco-pop, soul-pop number with funk influences. In fact believe it or not, I have not heard of this song till the 2017 Oscars when he performed this as the opening number, since then I can’t help listening to this song over and over. You can find this great song on the Trolls soundtrack or as a CD single or on a 12” vinyl single.
Bee Gees Greatest is a greatest hits album by British pop/rock group, the Bee Gees consisting of brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb. Released by RSO Records in October 1979, the album is a retrospective of the group’s material from 1975 to 1979 during what I call the Disco era. The original release was a double album, with album sleeves and labels featuring pictures of each brother on the label and all three brothers on side four, while each record sleeve was adorned with the Bee Gees Greatest logo. This twenty track album has such great hits as Nights On Broadway, Jive Talkin, Stayin’ Alive. Tragedy, How Deep is Your love, Night Fever, and so much more. I have been a big fan of the Bee Gees since the 60’s and their great harmonies. This compilation was well recorded and produced. I highly recommend this collection to anyone’s record library.
Stars On Long Play was the first album by the Dutch sound alike studio group Stars on 45 released on Atlantic Records on March 1981. Side A of this album is a medley of 21 Beatles titles plus George Harrison’s solo hit “My Sweet Lord” being recorded and added plus two reprises of the “Stars On 45” theme. Side B was a medley of songs from the 50’s 60’s and 70’s as three tracks. These medleys contains songs such a Funkytown, Boogie Nights, Runaway, Wooly Bully, At The Hop, Sugar Sugar and so much more. I remember in my days as a Disc Jockey, it was great track to play when you had to make a quick bathroom trip. Take a listen…you will like it.
The Best of Earth, Wind & Fire, Volume 1 is a compilation album collecting the charting singles of Earth, Wind & Fire released November 1978 on Columbia Records. In addition to such hits as Shining Star, Sing a Song, That’s The Way Of The World and several other, there are new tracks as Got To Get You Into My Life (Originally recorded by The Beatles and was performed by Earth Wind and Fire in the motioned picture Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band), September and Love Music. This album was very well recorded, performed and produced. I recommend this album to anyone’s record library.