Robert Randolph is one of the rare artists who's been able to convince a sizable audience that the pedal steel guitar has a place outside country music. This is partly due to his over-the-top skills on the instrument, but just as importantly, Randolph and his Family Band have consistently shown their ability to launch a soul shakedown party of major proportions whenever they take the stage or set up in the studio. 2017's Got Soul, Randolph's fifth studio album, seems designed to capture the energy and power of Randolph and his band in full flight, and producer Matt Pierson has gone out of his way to give this material a big, rollicking sound that makes the most of the muscle and sweat of this music. While the tough, funky report of the rhythm section and the call of the organ provide the backbone of these songs, it's Randolph's pedal steel that gives Got Soul its unique sound, as the wailing peals of his instrument tear through the mix and lend this as much of a vocal presence as any instrumentalist can provide. While vintage soul and funk figures play a big role in these arrangements, Randolph's background in gospel is never entirely out of the picture, and there's a churchy passion at the heart of this music that adds plenty to the emotional resonance, especially on tracks like "Be the Change" and "Heaven's Calling".
The Things You Love is de titel van de nieuwe EP van New Cool Collective samen met Mark Reilly, de oprichter en zanger van Matt Bianco. Een plaat waarop beiden hun klassieke mix van soul, jazz en pop samenbrengen: het bekende New Cool Collective geluid, aangevuld met de retro pop-jazz van Matt Bianco.
Matthew Robert "Matt" Fink, better known by the stage name Doctor Fink, is an American keyboardist, record producer, and songwriter. He is best known as a member of The Revolution, the backing band for pop musician Prince. Fink won a Grammy Award in 1985 for the album Purple Rain. The recording has sold over 18 million copies since its release…
A killer start to the 80s for the Dazz Band – with great tunes in a funky mode as well as more measured group soul numbers – and it all adds up one of their best albums ever! Tunes like the opener "Shake It", plus "Shake It Up" and "Magnetized" bring the funkier vibes – with a vamping guitar, thumping bass groove, punchy horns, and top notch vocals from the group – while tunes like the title track and "Beyond The Horizon" have a more soaring arrangement of horns and some strings,still with an impeccable core groove. It's not as smoothed out in the production booth as some of their later grooves of the 80s.
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The Gap Band II is the 4th album by The Gap Band, released in 1979 on Mercury Records. Contrary to the title, the album is actually the Gap Band's fourth album.
The home-grown British answer to Frank Sinatra, Matt Monro's hugely successful career spanned three decades and 100 million record sales, and, twenty-five years after his death Matt Monro's music resounds as strongly as ever. Matt Monro died on 7th February 1985, and to mark the 25th anniversary EMI are releasing The Greatest containing Matt's most notable songs, from the classic "Portrait of My Love" to the hauntingly beautiful "Softly as I Leave You". Also included are "Walk Away", "Born Free", "My Kind of Girl" and "Yesterday" as well as the previously unreleased "I’ll Never Fall In Love Again".