Nowhere, New Mexico by Zak Sloan

Nowhere, New Mexico is the September 1, 2016, album by Zak Sloan,  a pop artist from Denver, Colorado released on the Sloan Music Records label.  I loved this album from start to finish and even listened to the commentary on tracks eleven through eighteen.  Zak has a great voice and how he makes every song his own on such tracks as Light My Fuse, Trophy Life, Cheshire Smile, Come Get Me Smile and so much more.  This amazing album was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  You will definitely want to add this album to your music library.  You can purchase this album from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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The Sequel by Mark Stone And The Dirty Country Band

The Sequel is a January 31, 2015, album by Mark Stone And The Dirty Country Band released on the Doiturself Records label.  This is my second review for this band which was recorded in Austin, Texas and features such country/country rock tracks as My Neck Of The Woods, Mudder Trucker, Whiskey Talkin,  She Likes Dixie and much more.  This album was well written, performed and recorded.  This release is available for purchase from Amazon, CD baby and everywhere CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Love One Another by The Merry Jaynz

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.

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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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We Do What We Do by Raspin

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.

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Bay Street by Les Kerr

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.

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Christmas On The Coast by Les Kerr

For my second Christmas album review this morning I proud to present Christmas On The Coast, a November 25, 2003, album by Les Kerr.  This holiday album is a mixture of Country, Blues, and Zydeco.  This ten track album features a mixture of original and Christmas classics.  Among my favorite tracks on this album are Jingle Bells (Christmas In New Orleans) which has new lyrics to this standard which is written by Les, the title track Christmas On The Coast (which he is accompanied by Elvis Presley famous back up singers The Jordanaires), What The King Didn’t Know, Christmas By The Barbecue, and Santa Claus Is Coming To Town.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I highly recommend you give this album a listen and if you like it, you will want to purchase this album from Amazon, www.leskerr.com and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory by Bill Nelson

Dreamy Screens: Soundtracks from the Echo Observatory is a three-CD set by Bill Nelson released on 1 December 2017 consisting of tracks recorded between 1981 and 1982 on the Cocteau Records label.  All of the recordings featured in this set demonstrate Bill’s creativity utilizing primitive recording equipment by today’s standards. Among the great tracks on this set are Sounding the Ritual Echo, Opium, The Asylum, The Funeral, The Gates and much more.  This album reminds me of music you would normally hear in films.  I was impressed by how well this album was written, performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available from Amazon, Itunes and everywhere else music is sold.

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V.I by Heliopause

V.I is the debut album by Heliopause consisting of guitarists Graham Duncan, Kevin Matz and Brian Pinke.  This album was released in August 2006 by the Soona Songs Records label.   This relaxing album contains such great tracks as Orbital, Light Tower, 7 (quasars colliding), red shift and so much more.  This album was well written, performed, recorded and produced. I recommend you give this album a listen and if you like it as much as I did, you can purchase this album from Amazon, Soona Songs website, Itunes and everywhere else that CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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Wake To Dream by Lindsay Bellows

Wake To Dream is the October 19, 2017, debut EP by singer-songwriter Lindsay Bellows.  This album is a mixture of light-hearted folk/pop with fierce R&B vocals. This album contains five tracks Slow Steady, Wake Up, Part Life, Wild and Free and Simple Gifts, all great songs. Lindsay has a soothing voice and does justice to this album.  This release was well written, performed, recorded and produced.  This album is available on Amazon, CD Baby, and other places where CD’s and digital downloads are sold.

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