Tag: Ballads

Charity Brown – “Rock Me”

Charity Brown – “Rock Me”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Making records and performing have always been foremost in Charity’s life. With “ROCK ME”, her first album, you’ll hear her three powerhouse hits, “JIMMY MACK”, “YOU BEAT ME TO THE PUNCH” and “TAKE ME IN YOUR ARMS”, but you’ll feel her power and sensitive rapport with a song.” Personal Review:... Read More »

Lori Jacobs ‎– “Everything’s Jake!”

Lori Jacobs ‎– “Everything’s Jake!”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  After a pretty long hiatus, I’m finally back online. And to celebrate, here is another fine record for all y’all. This album opens with the track “I Don’t Even Time” and it seems to have a dancey pop sound to it, like bubblegum pop. Lori has a... Read More »

Jeff Kimball ‎– “The Jeff Kimball Show”

Jeff Kimball ‎– “The Jeff Kimball Show”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, initially my friend had given me this album because hey, it’s a guy with a big afro and equally big lapels. Then I heard it. Then I listened again, and again, and again. This album still blows my mind.  The album opens with the track “When... Read More »

Douglas Ward – “From An Elevated Platform”

Douglas Ward – “From An Elevated Platform”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “This album was recorded in Bermuda in December, 1971 in two studio sessions. The first was completely solo; the second was with bassist Wally Russsell, drummer Allan Ganley and conga player Freeman Trott. Duggie (as he likes to be called) here plays a Cordovox electronic instrument on all the tracks,... Read More »

Danny Deardorff & Marcus Joseph – “Deardorff & Joseph”

Danny Deardorff & Marcus Joseph – “Deardorff & Joseph”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Danny Deardorff is one of my favorite folk musicians, his albums are always really heartfelt and simply performed with the most talent that one could emit from their being.  The album opens with the song “One More Story to Tell” and we immediately go into Danny singing... Read More »

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Hiding Out: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, back in the late 80’s, Jon Cryer (Alan Harper from “Two and a Half Men“) was coming off a series of film roles, “Pretty in Pink” and “Superman IV: The Quest for Peace” (to name a few.) when he starred in the movie “Hiding Out” where... Read More »

Jeremy – “Loneliness is Such a Sad Affair”

Jeremy – “Loneliness is Such a Sad Affair”The Sleeve: The Gatefold: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “When you first hear Jeremy sing, you’re not sure if your ears are being totally honest. You stop, listen again, and then realize that what you are hearing is a sensitive, new, different and totally interesting sound. A voice that will be readily recognizable the very next time... Read More »

Barry Manilow – “This One’s For You”

Barry Manilow – “This One’s For You”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I’m just going to skip all introductions and hop right in. The album opens with the song “This One’s for You” – and well, it was an alright song, I’m starting to think you have to be in a Manilow type of mood? Next is “Daybreak” and... Read More »