Reflections is the June 20, 2018 album by guitarist Chris Riggins on the BlueFreya Records label. This instrumental album showcases Chris’s great guitar work which is a mixture of Rock, Latin and a little bit of Americana. From his first track which is the title track Reflections which starts off nice and relaxing then kicks into heaviness, I was impressed with this album and other tracks such as Elevate R, Last Prayer, Into the Void and much more. This album was well written, performed and recorded. I recommend you take a listen to this album on Spotify and then purchase this album digitally from Amazon and other outlets where digital music is sold.
For my 896th review, I present Art And Popain, an upcoming album by John Humphrey Coconut, a singer/songwriter from Barcelona Spain. This album of new songs between rock, blues, and colorful pop is to be released on August 24, 2018, on the Giant Pulse Records label. Among the great tracks on this album are Every Night And Every Day, Spring of Freedom, The Fabulous Catandog and much more. This album was well written, recorded and performed and totally a different sound. Please take a listen to this album on youtube and then you will want to purchase it from Amazon and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Soul Redemption is the debut release from guitarist/vocalist Flav Martin and drummer Jerry Marotta. This nine song album is filled with fresh, modern adult rock and a sprinkling of traditional world pop flavor released March 1, 2018, on the Olin-McGraw Records label. Listening to this album I hear a mixture of Jazz, Pop, Latin and other flavors. I was impressed such tracks as the title track Soul Redemption, Please, Rio De Janiero, Wild Moon and so much more. This album has great vocals and instrumentation as well as it being well written, recorded, produced and performed. This album is available for purchase from Amazon, Itunes, Bandcamp and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
The Sky Is Blue And Sometimes Cries is the third review I have done for vocalist Lisa Markley. This album of jazz ballads and Latin-tinged folk tunes was released February 14, 2007, on the Soona Songs Records label and contains such great tracks as Elements, The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines, Someone To Watch Over Me, the title track The Sky Is Blue and Sometimes Cries and much more. This album has impressive vocals and was well written, performed, recorded and produced and can be purchased from Amazon, Soona Songs Records, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Have Yourself A Mari Little Christmas is the sophomore EP by Mari Burelle released November 10, 2017, on the Intersound Records label. This is a collection of five Christmas songs recorded in the Disco and Latin style as shown in such tracks as Feliz Navidad, Maria Sabias Que (Mary Did You Know), Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, O Christmas Tree and Carol Of The Bells. Maria has a great voice and did this album justice. This album was well performed, recorded and produced and is available for purchase from Amazon, Itunes, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 479th review, I am proud to present Midnight Snack by Funky AF recorded in Venice Beach, California. This album has great vocals and is versatile in styles. For example if you took Jethro Tull and Santana and put them together you would come up with the song Crystal Ball. Danny Weed has a great reggae sound. The rest of the songs on this EP have a great funky sound along with the sound that made Curtis Mayfield famous. I am looking forward to hearing more from this great artist. You can find this album at CD Baby and https:/funkyaf.bandcamp.com
Supernatural is the seventeenth studio album by Latin rock band Santana. It was released on June 15, 1999 on the Arista Records label. It went 15 times platinum in the U.S. and won eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year as well as three Latin Grammy Awards including Record of the Year. This album produced such singles as Smooth (with Matchbox Twenty vocalist Rob Thomas) on lead vocals, Maria Maria (with The Product G&B) and Put Your Lights On. There were other great singles on this album such as The Calling (Featuring Eric Clapton), Corazón Espinado (featuring Maná) and several others. This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I have been a big fan of Carlos Santana since the 1960’s. I highly recommend this album to anyone’s music library.