October 30, 2008
Paschall Brothers - On The Right Road Now
The Paschall Brothers were founded as a quintet in 1981, in the footsteps of the renowned Golden Gate Quartet. A multi-generational family group that carries on the African American "roots gospel" tradition that emerged in the post-Civil War South, delights audiences with their classic Virginia Tidewater sound. "On the Right Road Now" features 13 soulful, authentic Gospel/Spiritual a cappella tunes such as "Ease My Troublin' Mind," "Last Days," the uplifting "Joy," the richly harmonic "Remember Me," the joyous, foot-tapping "Jesus Gave Me Water," the metaphorical "Automobile" and "Final Edition," the classic hymns "Rugged Cross" and "The Lord's Prayer," the spirited "I'll Be Satisfied," "Church Folk," the medley "God Said He Would Move/On The Right Road Now," and the standard "I Want to See Jesus." Many of these songs are new to us, and they are all the more enjoyable to listen to because of that! There's a 32-page booklet with photos and info about the music and this amazing group. Great stuff from beginning to end, this is one of the best Gospel collections we have heard in a long time!
2256 CD 14.95
Listen to "I'll Be Satisfied
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October 11, 2008
Down 4 The Count - Down 4 The Count
Vocal Jazz, with a Swing specialty, is the chosen medium of these 5 artists, two baritones and three sopranos. The group got their start at Cal State University Northridge in 2003, and "Down 4 The Count" is their debut CD. There are 11 songs, favorites are "Down For The Count," "No More Blues," the funny, manic "Whirlybird" with lyrics by group member Colleen Keene, the "Train Song," "Hernando's Hideaway," the poignant "It's Not Easy Being Green," "Blame It on My Youth," the dynamic "Shut Up," and Jimi Hendrix's "Crosstown Traffic, with faux electric guitar and a very commendable Hendrix imitation. At times dissonant and moody, at times joyously powerful, "Down 4 The Count" is very good stuff, an impressive debut for this talented, attractive group!
2517 CD 14.95
Listen to "Til There Was You
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