February 2017 Archives

CD Review: Buzz Cason - Passion

Veteran singer-songwriter Buzz Cason delivers a strong set of songs with Passion.
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To say that Buzz Cason has had a long and varied career would be an understatement. The Rockabilly Hall Of Famer is best known for the songs "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love," both of which he co-wrote. The former has charted in every decade since its release, while the latter was covered by the Beatles and Marshall Crenshaw, among others. He has sung backup for the lines of Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley and is also a published author. If that was all Cason did, it would be a better career than most, but his muse has

DeepSoul: Al Jarreau - "Mornin'"

Celebrate the singer's legacy through classic tracks such as this perfect blend of jazz, pop, and soul.
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On the same day as the Grammy Awards, the music community suffered a great loss. Al Jarreau, a gifted artist that seamlessly blended jazz, pop, and R&B, passed away February 12 at the age of 76. The only vocalist to win Grammys in the jazz, pop, and R&B categories, Jarreau never stopped exploring different musical genres while maintaining his distinctive singing style: rapid-fire scat and using his voice as a percussive instrument. Even when he charted crossover hits such as "We're in This Love Together" or even the Moonlighting TV theme, he never lost sight of his jazz roots. Such

DeepSoul: George Michael - "One More Try"

He may have been best known for pop, but the singer/songwriter/producer had deep roots in R&B and even hip hop.
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On Christmas Day, Generation X mourned the loss of George Michael, the pop wunderkind who first achieved fame as one half of the duo Wham! then launched an extraordinarily successful solo career with his 1987 album Faith. While predominantly known as a pop artist, few may recall that Michael stayed true to his blue-eyed-soul roots throughout his 1980s and 1990s heyday. Gifted with an incredibly supple voice, Michael could hold his own with Aretha Franklin and Mary J. Blige while occasionally covering songs by one of his idols: Stevie Wonder. On Faith, Michael displayed his deep love of soul through