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"SO DELICIOUS" AND..FROM DOWN UNDER

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Fast cars and sitars, huh! sounds like, well I am not sure. I am sure of the sounds I heard from the moment I listened to the most recent work of Mr. Rhett May, called "fast cars ans sitars. I have not heard sitars being utilized in music since probably Ravi Shankar intoduced them within the sounds of Sir George Harrison of the Beatles.

     The album starts right off the bat with a rendezvous with rock, blues and with George Harrison. The rhythm section is out of this world and mixes superbly with the sitar sounds that saturate the album. The album mixed with the guitar, sitar and rhythm section and the use of phasing and the harmonies add the full flavor of this great mix of great lyrics and music.


     The song that really got my ears attention was a song called "my baby's got style", is one of those songs that add pizazz and flare to an awesome mix of blues and rock and just great lyrics. Another song that I found myself listening to was the "violence of ice", which tells a pointed story and message through the vision of music and adds just that much more depth to the album.

     The album continues to buzz with songs like "so delicious" and has really good lyrics that match up really good and provide an earful. The album and it's full content tell a complete story and adds an element of mystery and in this case a good mystery. Throughout the album song after song kept me entertained and wanting more. Rhett May defines the power of song and lyrics thoughout this album and with that added accent of sitar ever present throughout the album, has got me wanting and looking forwards to more and his future works.


Steven F. Adams

c 2015

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BELTING OUT THE BLUES WITH RAW FEELINGS

Posted on September 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

WITH THE SOUNDS OF A NEW ALBUM, NIECIE BRINGS OUT A RIVETING SOUND FROM HER LATEST RELEASE, "WANTED WOMAN". NIECIE HAS A REAL NIGHTCLUB SOUND, SONG AFTER EVERY SONG.

     NIECIE STARTING OUT THE ALBUM WITH THE SONG WRITTEN BY ALLMAN BROTHERS FAME JOHNNY NEEL :TRAFFIC LIGHT" WHICH HAS A REAL BLUESY FEEL ADDED WITH NIECIES VOCALS ADD A WHOLE LOTTA BANG FOR YOUR BUCK. THE NEXT TITLE TRACK" WANTED WOMAN" WRITTEN BY NIECIE HERSELF, ADDS A FIRM GRIP ON YOUR MUSICAL PALLET THAT WON'T LET LOOSE.  THE NEXT SONG ON THIS ALBUM "STRANGE WAY", ANOTHER WRITTEN BY JOHNNY NEEL REALLY ELEVATE  TO THE NEXT BLUES PLATEAU. JUST WHEN YOU HAVE HAD ENOUGH THE SONG " BLUES AIN'T NOTHIN' " COMES THROUGH WITH YET ANOTHER LEVEL OF MUSIC, ALONG WITH NIECIES VOCAL ABILITY, SHOWCASING HER REAL VOCAL POWER WHICH REACHES WELL BEYOND THE NORM BLUES VOCALS. ANOTHER SONG "CRYING FOR ME BABY"  FELT INCREDIBLY REMINISCENT OF MISS. KOKO TAYLOR AND ONCE AGAIN WITH NIECIES VOCAL ABILITY COMES ALIVE. THIS ADDED WITH THE SMOOTH GUITAR WORKS AND THE STEADY BUT COOL SOUNDS EMITTING FROM THE KEYBOARDS. 

     THE ALBUM CONTINUES WITH THE SONG "MOTHER NATURE" ONE HEARS THE BLEEDING SOUNDS OF THE GUITAR, IN THIS CASE BLEEDING IS GOOD. ONCE AGAIN NIECIES VOCALS BRING THE SONG TO THE ULTIMATE ON FIRE FEELING WHICH PROVOKE FEELINGS OF A ULTIMATE STORM OF VOCAL RANGE AND CAPABILITY. IN MY OPINION NIECIE HAS JUST BROUGHT ON TO THE STAGE AND TO THE BLUES WORLD A FIRESTORM ALBUM THAT NO ONE COULD PUT OUT NOR WOULD WANT TO.

     THIS ALBUM IS SUPERB AND DESERVES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. AFTER MOST HEAR THIS ALBUM, NIECIE WILL BE LIVING HER NAMESAKE AS A "WANTED WOMAN"


Steven F. Adams

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I FOUND FORTUNE IN THIS BLUES GUY

Posted on July 23, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

     For all you true blues fans out there, I found fortune in this guy. The guy I am speaking of is Mr. Michael Harrison, he has a super selection of albums. I am very fortunate to have had the super pleasure of having hearing his music.  The first album I heard was the album called "why I sing the blues" all the songs on this album really have a real bluesy feel to them. I am particular taken in by the song "once upon a time" just magnificient and well written. 

     The good music does not stop there it contiunues throughout the entire album. Songs like "three dollars in my pocket", and "everyday I write the blues" & "hole in my soul" just simply put "A True Blues guy". 


     As I listened more to the album and did research I found yet another "superb album yes, by Michael Harrison himself called "Fortune favors the blues". If that is the case fortune should follow this blues guy all the way down to Beale street. All songs are written and produced by Michael himself and deserve equal attention to the "true blues guy or gal. One of the songs called "dust to stone" came into my radar, and took me directly to a place where it was just me & the song, in which blues are known for that. 


     Another song on that album "All tore down" is another song in his catalog that speaks louder than words can describe. If you want a real treat for you ears this is the real thing, Michael Harrison is where it's at.

     I now understand  why he sings the blues and in my book of songs deserving of real attention in  the blues world. These two albums are an excellent display of masterful work in the arena of blues and if nominated for awards he would receive my vote several times over.


     Just on a side note thank you Michael for your friendship and looking forwards to "new" material you release in the future.  


Steven F. Adams 

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"PASSIONATE AND EMOTION"

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

      WHEN  I READ THE BIO ON THE BAND "BLUE MOUNTAIN TRIBE" I WAS SIMPLY AMAZED OF HOW THEY SHARED THE SAME PASSIONS I HAVE. I AM THE KIND OF PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS AT TIMES TO TELL IT LIKE IT IS, BUT,  NEVER SEEM TO BE ABLE TO PUT IT INTO WORDS. THE BAND "BLUE MOUNTAIN TRIBE" SUMS ALOT OF HOW I FEEL ABOUT EVENTS THROUGHOUT HISTORY , BOTH CURRENT AND PAST. THEY ALSO SHARE ALOT OF THE SAME BELIEFS I DO. FROM THE START I FELT A CONNECTION BETWEEN MYSELF AND THEIR MUSIC AND SIMULAR INTERESTS. 


     FROM THE START THERE WAS VERY GOOD INSTRUMENTAION ON THE SONG "CUSTER" WRITTEN BY PARIS HAIRSTON HERSELF ALONG WITH SUPERB LYRICS THAT SEEM TO MOVE YOU EMOTIONALLY. THIS  SONG IS VERY DIRECTIVE AND SEEMS TO TELL A STORY WITH THE ADDED MUSIC THAT TAKES YOU THROUGH THAT JOURNEY THROUGHOUT THE SONG. THE MUSIC THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM IS VERY STRONG AND POINTED AND CARRIES ALOT OF MESSAGES THROUGHOUT. I UNDERSTAND AS I READ THE BIO ON THE BAND THE LEAD GUITARIST,  WHO HAS AUTISM, JUST GOES TO PROVE REAL TALENT HAS NO BOUNDRIES.

     THE ALBUM IN IT'S ENTIRETY ALLOWS YOU TO FEEL AND BE A PART OF THE FIGHT. THE ALBUM FLOWS WITH PASSION, WHICH PLAYS ANOTHER INGREDIENT. THE SONG "LOVE & UNDERSTANDING,"  THIS SONG BRINGS THE LISTENER TO REALIZE AND TO UNDERSTAND EACHOTHER THROUGH "LOVE & UNDERSTANDING". 

     THROUGH ALL THE SONGS ON THIS WONDERFULLY PRODUCED ALBUM I FELT A MUSICAL NARRATIVE BEING BROUGHT TO LIFE THROUGH THE LYRICS AND MUSIC. I REALLY LOVED THE SONG " LOVE TO ME" THE HARMONICA SOLOS WERE JUST "AMAZING" AND BROUGHT TO LIFE THIS PARTICULAR SONG. I WAS 'BLOWN AWAY AND EXTEMELY EMOTIONAL IN A GOOD WAY, THAT PROVOKED A TEAR TO MY EYES AND REALLY GET ME IN TOUCH WITH MY EMOTIONS.

     THE SONG "RED MAN BLUES" PAINTS A VIVID PICTURE OF SUFFERING ENDURED BY THE INCIDENTS OF THAT TIME, PLEADING WITH THE LISTENER TO "BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE"  THE HARMONICA IS SUPERIOR SOUNDING AND ASSISTS IN CARRYING ALL  THE SONGS MESSAGES THROUGHOUT THE ALBUM. I AM EXTREMELY OVERJOYED TO KNOW THERE ARE OTHERS WHO FEEL THIS WAY & WRITE ABOUT IT. 


     MANY MANY THANK YOU'S, ESPECIALLY, MS. PARIS HAIRSTON FOR ALLOWING ME TO BECOME EXPOSED TO THEIR MUSIC, AND MAKING ME  FEEL A PART OF THEIR LIVES,  AND KNOWING THROUGH  MUSIC WE ALL CAN EXPRESS OUR FEELINGS AND PUT OUR EMOTIONAL JOURNEYS REAL OR IMAGINED COME TO LIFE. THANKS TO THE BAND FOR EVERYTHING AND PROVIDING ME WITH THE ABILITY TO WRITE ABOUT, AND BE EXPOSED TO SUCH A FINE BAND. I LOOK FORWARDS TO "NEW" AND THE FUTURE OF THIS BAND AND LOOK FORWRDS TO THEIR LATEST RELEASE.


Steven F. Adams  c 2015

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"SIMPLY LOVE"

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (0)

     THE LATEST WORK FROM CLEAR WATER DRUM IS SUPERB... THE ALBUM CALLED ALLII VOLUME ELEVEN CONTINUES TO AMAZE AND CAUSE ONE TO REFLECT ON WHAT REALLY MATTERS. I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED THIS STYLE OF MUSIC, BUT THIS REALLY HIT HOME WITH ME.

     THE ALBUM IS ONE TO KEEP WITHIN REACH AT ALL TIMES. THE ALBUM CONTINUES TO BE MAGNIFICIENT IN ALL THAT MATTERS WHEN IT COMES TO THE ONE WORD, I FELT LISTENING TO FOR THE FIRST TIME, "LOVE" THE  ALBUM THROUGHOUT KEEPS YOUR EARS AND MIND OPEN TO THAT VERY THEME "LOVE". IT MAKES YOU FEEL AND REALIZE WHAT WE ALL SHARE IN COMMON WITH EACHOTHER "LOVE"

     I AM TRULY BLESSED TO HAVING TO GET TO KNOW MR. SPYDER WEBB & MS. TEKAKWITHA THROUGH THEIR MESSAGE OF 'LOVE" THROUGH THEIR MUSIC. MY HOPE THAT ALL WILL SEE AND FEEL AND MAYBE EVEN ACT OUT THOSE FEELINGS. 


     ONE OF MY BEST KEPT SECRETS REMAIN TO THIS DAY THAT WE ALL WILL BE "CALLING EVERYONE TO DANCE" AND ALWAYS CONTINUE TO 'PRAY FOR ALL NATIONS" THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN MR. SPYDER WEBB & MS. TEKAKWITHA FOR ALLOWING ME TO BECOME A WONDERFUL PART OF YOUR LIVES AND MY CONSTANT PRAYER IS THAT OTHERS WILL FOLLOW AND DREAM AND MAKE ALL OUR REALITIES AND THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE FOR US ALL.


Steven F. Adams c 2015

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SEASONS CHANGE AND WITH IT BRINGS REFRESHING SOUNDS

Posted on June 15, 2015 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

     FROM THE PAGES OF "BLUENOTE" JAZZ ARCHIVES EVERY NOW AND THEN YOU WILL HEAR A DINSTINCTIVE SOUND OF "TRUE JAZZ ARTISTY" 


     FROM THE HAUNTING SOUNDS OF COLE PORTER AND JOHNNY MERCER AND THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK COMES THE MOST REFRESHING SOUNDS TO HIT RECENT MEMORY OF MINE. LAURIE DAPICE BRINGS OUT THE SOUNDS OF GREAT AMERICAN STANDARDS. 


     WITH REAL ECHOES OF THE LATE DINAH WASHINGTON, AND VOCALS MUCH LIKE ABBEY LINCOLN LAURIE DAPICE BRINGS THESE AND MORE TO LIFE. HER VOICE IS ONE TO BE COMPARED TO. HER VOICE CARRIES OUT ANGELIC JAZZ MELODIES THAT SEEM TO JUST FLOW ON AND ON THROUGH THE AIR.

   

THE MOST RECENT  WORK OF LAURIE DAPICE ENTITLED "PARTING THE VEIL" FLOWS LIKE THE WIND THROUGH TREES ON A COOL SPRING EVENING. THE ONE WHO IS FORTUNATE TO LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM MUST REALLY AND TRULY APPRRECIATE IT FOR THE  CONTINUAL FLOW. THE SONG "YOU'D BE SO NICE TO COME HOME TO" BY COLE PORTER.  THIS FOLLOWED UP WITH SONGS WRITTEN BY LAURIE HERSELF, "GOODBYE SUMMER" I WAS TRULY TRANSPORTED INTO A FEELING OF LOST SUMMER. 


     FROM THAT THE ALBUM MOVES FURTHER ALONG INTO "WINTER WALTZ " ANOTHER SONG WRITTEN BY LAURIE HERSELF THAT BRINGS ONE INTO THE WINTER FEELING AND EMOTION BOUND BY THE CHANGING OF SEASONS. 


     FOR THE TRUE JAZZ CONNOISSEUR THIS ALBUM IS REAL TREAT AND NOW IN MY ALBUM COLLECTION.


Steven F.Adams c 2015

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LOU MARS BAND..CANDY BARS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL

Posted on June 14, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

     WHEN I FIRST SAW THE NAME LOU MARS, I THOUGHT TO MYSELF WHAT KIND OF NAME IS THIS?

WHEN MENTIOING TO OTHERS THE NAME SEEMED TO BE A NEW CANDY BAR? MAYBE EVEN A NEW AP FOR YOUR SMART PHONE, ALLOWING YOU TO COUNT THE DAYS TIL WE LAND A MAN ON MARS.

   HOWEVER, I DID SOME HOMEWORK AND INQUIRED ABOUT THIS LOU MARS AND FOUND OUT THAT THIS WAS A MUSIC ARTIST AND DAMN GOOD ONE AT THAT.


     AS ALWAYS I ASK THE ARTIST TO PROVIDE A DEMO OF THEIR MUSIC, AND HE GREATLY RESPONDED AND SENT ME A COPY OF HIS LATEST WORK. I AM THE TYPE OF PERSON WHO MUST LISTEN THREE TO FOUR TIMES TO AN ALBUM BEFORE REALLY FORMING AN OPINION. UPON LISTENING TO THIS ALBUM ATLEAST FIVE TIMES I GOT THE FEEL HOW THE ALBUM FLOWS AND THE BODY OF MUSIC THAT SURROUNDS. THIS ALBUM IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO FOR THE LAST FEW DAYS IS LOU MARS BAND. 


     THIS ALBUM FROM THE BEGINNING VISITS "HEAVY METAL" FUSED WITH "NEW AGE" GUITAR SOUNDS. EACH SONG SEEMS TO REACH INTO THE DARK AREA OF THE 70'S VIBE MIXED WITH THE SOUNDS OF THE EARLY 80'S GUITARISTS. SOME RIFFS ARE "BILLY SQUIRE" SOUNDING WHILE BITTING OFF CHUNKS OF BEATLE ISTIC LYRICS. THE ALBUM THROUGHOUT HAS VERY ECLECTIC GUITAR WORKS. THE ALBUM IN IT'S ENTIRETY HAS A STRONG "FM" SOUNDIING RHYTYM. I NEVER UTILIZE A NUMBERING OR LETTERING SYSTEM TO RATE ANY ARTIST THAT I LISTEN TO, I JUST STATE WHAT I HEAR AND ATTEMPT TO LET THE PEOPLE THE WAY I HEARD IT.


     ALL IN ALL THIS IS A VERY GOOD ALBUM, WELL PRODUCED, AND LOOK FORWARDS TO HEARING THE LATEST FROM THIS BAND.


Steven F. Adams c 2015

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GOOD OL CHICAGO BLUES HERE I COME...

Posted on June 11, 2015 at 9:35 PM Comments comments (0)

BILLY JONES MUSIC IS TRUE BLUES STYLE,WITH THE SOUNDS OF SOUTHSIDE OLD CHICAGO

BLUES.

TAKEN FROM THE TEXT BOOK OF EARLIER LEGENDS AND BRINGING OUT THE SOUND OF

REAL NIGHT CLUB BLUES.

VOCALS ON ALL SONGS IN HIS MUSICAL REPORTOIRE PROVOKE THE

 IMMAGINATION TO REALLY "DIG IT" HIS WRITTING STYLE IS FUSED WITH SOUNDS OF THE PAST,

ESPECIALLY THE SONG "CEMETARY BLUES" TO A COVER OF  BRUCE SPRINGSTEENS "COVER

ME", AND LIKE BACK UP VOCALS ON THE SONG "NIGHTRIDER".

THROUGH SONGS LIKE THESE.

VOCALS PROJECT FUNK, ROCK, FUSED WITH GOOD OL RHYTYM & BLUES. SOME OF THE SONGS

HAVE A HARSH, BUT TRUE TO THE STYLE OF MODERN BLUES.

ONE TRULY HEARS ALL THE

MEMBERS OF THE BAND, WHICH ADD A REFRESHING AND INVITING TO ONES MUSICAL PALLET.


BILLY JONES MUSIC IS ONE FOR THE "REAL BLUES"  GUY OR GAL WHOM REALLY ENLJOYS THE

SOUNDS OF ALL FACETS OF MUSIC CROSSING ALL BOUNDRIES OF POP,ROCK, FUNK AND SOUL

AND KEEPS YOU WANTING MORE.

THIS IS A EXTREMELY GOOD AND WELL PRODUCED ALBUM,

BOTH VOCALLY AND LYRICALLY AND ALLOWS ONE WHATEVER STYLE OF MUSIC YOU MAY ENJOY,


WILL GIVE YOUR EARS A EARFUL.




Steven F. Adams c 2015

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GOOD OL' RHYTHM & ROCK

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

FROM THE TIME I RECEIVED MY COPY OF DANNY ROBERTS & THE PLUMPTONES AND STARTED

LISTENING TO IT I FELT IT WAS FUN MUSIC, WHICH WILL GET PEOPLE OFF THEIR CHAIRS AND

DANCE. THE SOUNDS I HEARD WAS A CATCHY FLARE OF GOOD OLD CAJUN COUNTRY MIXED WITH

A FLAVOR OF "MARSHALL TUCKER BAND" AND OTHER SOUTHERN ROCK ACTS. ON ONE OF THE

SONGS CALLED "WHISKEY ROW" SEEMS TO SHARE A SOFTER BLEND OF "BARRY MCGUIRE" AND

"GEORGE THOROGOOD". I ALSO HEARD SUBTLE HINTS OF "POCO"  I HAD A REAL GOOD FEEELING

ON THE SONG "BOTH HANDS ON THE WHEEL" WHICH HAS A REALLY GOOD SOUNDING RHYTYM

SECTION AND REALLY CATCHY LYRICS SUNG BY BAND LEADER DANNY ROBERTS HIMSELF. ALL IN

ALL THIS ALBUM HAS A GOOD VIBE THROUGHOUT. I ENJOYED THE CONTINUED RHYTYM SOUND

THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE ALBUM. IT HAS GREAT LYRICAL CONTENT, AND IS A REAL TREAT TO THE

ONE WHO IS FORTUNATE TO HEAR THIS ALBUM FOR THE FIRST TIME.



Steven F. Adams c 2015

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POET OF THE PRARIE

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     Tim Foster a country guy with all heart and a fine musician that reflects his style of his own, a Marty Robbins style and story telling through poetry and expressed through music and lyrics to match. Tim Foster and his latest album called "Clearwater" is the real deal, here you have a guy just singing about life and it comes out really good. I love the sound that is produced while listening to it it is very eclectic in style, but remains real and focused . As the album moves forwards you feel as you are along on the ride with him. Tim Foster and the band have a way to make you feel you were riding out west with the cowboys of yetserday.
     The real "Poet of the Prarie" brings the songs to life and showcases his talent through music and great poetry. Songs like "Ode to a fisherman", just a fine example of the feeling when you are being told a story and the story comes to life, and you are in it.


     Another song "Take me back to Texas" through song Tim and band sing and write directly to you and keep you in the moment. Tim really is the  "Poet of the Prarie" and his album "Clearwater" is a fine example of that. Tim showcases that talent throughout this album song after song.Tim is a painter of words that paint that vivid picture for you and makes you feel as you are a part of the journey, wherever he is taking you through song.

  

      I am with Tim foster on his journey to "Fisherman's Paradise" at the moment, however I am happy to be along with him on his musical journey as well. thank you Tim for allowing me to be part in your music  and looking forwards to hearing  more from your many travels through your musical pallet.


Steven F. Adams

Journalist/Writer SoundWaveOne

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