This disc is essential for every Ray Conniff Fan, the music is delightful, romantic and excellent for dance; I rated it with 5 stars because every number in the disc makes me feel that I'm young and fresh! I played it to my mother (she was a really a Ray Conniff fan since 1955) and we thought it was the best example of "The Happy dance years of instrumental music"; My favourite numbers are "Stompin'at the Savoy", "Ebb Tide", "April love" and "I Understand", but every song in this disc is incredible, phenomenal, fabulous and excellent!!; It's Pure Ray Conniff!!!
Ray Of Light, Madonna's first studio album in four years, marked the singer's return to pop music after a detour that took her from Argentina to motherhood to spiritual reawakening. After reuniting with longtime songwriting partner Patrick Leonard (who played a key role in many of Madonna's greatest songs and whose contributions to this, her eighth album, are often overlooked), Madonna called on U.K. electronica whiz William Orbit…
Is Duke Robillard a blues, jazz, swing, or rock musician? That's a question that has plagued many a record store clerk trying to slot the guitarist into a bin that fans might logically gravitate to. But, since Robillard has released albums in all of those genres, he clearly needs multiple locations for his albums, and this one needs to go in all of them. An outlet for his different vintage guitars (some shown on the cover) as well as styles he works in, Guitar Groove-A- Rama is a one-stop album for the Duke Robillard fan who isn't sure which category of music he wants to hear. Kicking off with some dusky Southern swamp rock in "Do the Memphis Grind," the album twists, turns, and wiggles through deep blues, loungey jazz, instrumental surf and pop, a Bob Dylan cover, a tango, and a 16-minute history of blues guitar legends who have inspired Robillard. If it sounds like a lot to bite off, and it is, but due to savvy sequencing and the artist's incredible talents, the project never seems scattershot or eclectic simply for the sake of being so.