For my 936th review, I am proud to present an album from 1966 called Teddy Neeley. This a remastered album by the Teddy Neeley Five featuring Ted Neeley which later came to fame as Jesus in the movie and Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He signed his first record deal in 1965, at age 22, with Capitol Records and this was his debut album. Before I listened to this album, I discovered that this band was to perform Always Something There To Remind Me on the Smothers Brothers show, but the show never aired due to the Smothers Brothers being fired. But this great performance is on Youtube showing a young Ted Neeley. This twelve track album features such songs as Bring The Whole Family, Where You Are, Grand Hotel, Look Here Comes The Sun and much more. For an album recorded in the 60’s, this was well recorded, written and performed. I highly recommend this album to your music library and from what I could find out, it is only available from Ted Neeley’s web site.
C h ill a nd is the August 17, 2018 album from South Korean songwriter and lo-fi dream pop magician Beejay under the group name Shindigs, inspired by Beejay’s experiences living in both Asia and San Diego (where he currently resides), the album is entirely self-recorded and showcases both incredible musicianship and superb songwriting. This ten track album that has a sound of soft rock with a bit of a jazz sound features such tracks as Julian, Don’t Mind, Healthy Snaks, Fair Weathered Days, Flower Plants and much more. This album was well written, recorded, performed and produced and can be found from Amazon, Bandcamp and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
Workin’ For The Words is the March 11, 2013 album by Ted Neeley who is most famous for playing Jesus Christ in the movie and Broadway production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This album features music that sounds fresh and contemporary on one hand and timeless and classic on the other hand. From the opening notes of It’s A Beautiful Day you can tell this is authentic, soulful, Southern, cutting-edge music. The pace and energy continue to build into Old Mexico, New Mexico, and Big Man Ted Neeley has lost none of his wide range and his raw vocals fill the air with emotion and real magic. Other notable cuts include Santa Muerte and White Buffalo and Crazy Heart which is a beautiful ballad and recorded live. I am very impressed with how well this album was performed, recorded, produced and written. I am looking forward to listening to the other CD’s that Ted sent me today and I will review them as well. You can find this great album from Amazon, Itunes, and other outlets where great music is sold.
My 924th review is a story of a fourth-grade teacher who became a lawyer who became a great musician from Colorado. Balancing Act EP1: Bar Crawling is the upcoming album by Zak Sloan to be released on September 28, 2018, on the Sloan Song Records label. This great singer/songwriter/produced created a 6 track album of amazing songs with great vocals and guitar work with such songs as Next Saturday Night, Avalanche, That is Now and much more. I was impressed with how well this album was written, recorded and performed. This album is the beginning of a two-part project with the second part to be released sometime next year. This is my second review for this amazing artists and looking forward to hearing more in the future. This album is available for purchase from Itunes, Amazon and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 914th review, I am proud to present the debut album by New York City-based racehorse-trainer-turned-musician Peter Kleinhans called Something’s Not Right released February 23, 2018, on his own label which features himself on vocals and guitar. Listening to this album I hear a mixture of Country, Jazz, Blues and Pop with such tracks as 3,000,000 years, To Hell And Back, the title track Something’s Not Right, Sky Blue, ‘Til the Music Stops and much more. I was impressed with his voice and his guitar work as well as how the album was written, recorded, and performed. Please take a listen to this album on Spotify and if you like it, you can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes, CD Baby and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
I am starting off my morning and my 902nd review with an amazing album by Leslie Satcher and the Electric Honey Badgers called 2 Days In Muscle Shoals released March 9, 2018. Along with Leslie Satcher and her powerful vocals, this band also features James LeBlanc on guitars and vocals, Jim “Moose” Brown on Hammond B3 & Wurlitzer piano, David Hood on bass, Heidi Newfield on harmonica, and Tommy Hardin & Jon Davis on drums. I enjoyed this mixture of blues, spiritual and a bit of a country sound on such tracks as Run It Down South (with Trisha Yearwood), This Won’t Take Long (with Vince Gill and Sheryl Crow), Waitin’ On The Sun To Shine, Deep Water Woman and so much more. I was impressed with Leslie’s songwriting abilities since she wrote or co-wrote every song on this album, also how well this album was performed, recorded and produced. I am looking forward to hearing more from this band. I highly recommend that you take a listen to this album on Spotify, then purchase this album from Amazon, CD Baby, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 897th review, I present my third review for singer/songwriter Jon Magnusson titled Acoustic Dreams. For this great album, he left behind the electronic guitars, drums, and all other electronic instruments. Instead, he uses a fingerpicked acoustic guitar as the main attraction, supported by some orchestral arrangement with such great tracks as The Street Where I Was Born, Lust For Life, Your Dreams and more. This five track EP was well performed, recorded and produced. To get your digital copy of “Acoustic Dreams EP” or for any other inquiries, please get in touch directly with Jon Magnusson via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
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.
VHS is the upcoming album by the award-winning aeronautical engineer, music producer and songwriter Dr. Chrispy (AKA Dr. Chris Boshulzen), scheduled for release on September 14, 2018, on the Interplanetary Records label. VHS is a collection of instrumental tracks which were written at different locations and titles with the name of a city, airport code, or local attraction from his many travels such as Sleeping in Tokyo, Blue Sky Line, Goodbye Shanghai, Vancouver and so much more. Chris spent nearly every spare moment writing this music on the one instrument he always had with him: his laptop at airports or on planes. This album has great vocals, and instrumentation that is brought by fellow musicians and was well written, recorded, performed and produced. I found this to be a great relaxing album with a touch of jazz and will be available in September from Amazon, Bandcamp and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.
For my 890th review, I am proud to present Where The Rain Falls by Kimia Penton, a singer, songwriter, and violinist based in Dallas, Texas whose music is a fusion of pop, jazz, and world music with poignant lyrics and heartfelt vocals. This album will be released September 14, 2018, on the Kimia Q Productions Records label even though the digital copy was released a year ago. This six-song EP contains such great tracks as Show Me Love, Stepping Stones, Alive Again and much more. This album had great thumping bass lines and beautiful piano parts as well as great vocals and was well written, recorded, performed and produced. This release will be available for purchase from Amazon, Bandcamp, Itunes and other outlets where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.