Sunday, October 22, 2017

Steve Winwood






































Artist:  Steve Winwood
Birth Name:  Stephen Lawrence Winwood
Born:  May 12, 1948.  Handsworth, Birmingham, England
Genre:  Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul, R&B, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop
Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments:  Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar

Steve Winwood is an English Musician, Singer, Songwriter and Producer.  His music style include Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Rhythm & Blues, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, and Jazz.  He was a key member of The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, Blind Faith and Go.  He also had a successful solo career with hits including "While You See A Chance", "Valerie", "Back In The High Life Again" and two US Billboard Hot 100 No. 1:  "Higher Love" and "Roll With It".  He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of Traffic in 2004.













Title:  Winwood Greatest Hits Live  (2017)
Genre:  Rock, Blues, Blue-Eyed Soul, R&B, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Jazz, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop
Label:  Wincraft Records
Rating;   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:

 1.  I'm A Man  (6:00)
 2.  Them Changes  (5:25)
 3.  Fly  (8:57)
 4.  Can't Find My Way Home  (4:50)
 5.  Had To Cry Today  (6:45)
 6.  Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys  (8:02)
 7.  Empty Pages  (6:18)
 8.  Back In The High Life Again  (8:15)
 9.  Higher Love  (7:09)
10. Dear Mr. Fantasy  (8:44)
11. Gimme Some Lovin'  (5:28)

Disc 2:

 1.  Rainmaker  (8:05)
 2.  Pearly Queen  (5:23)
 3.  Glad  (6:33)
 4.  Why Can't We Live Together  (6:11)
 5.  40,000 Headmen  (4:38)
 6.  Walking In The Wind  (7:14)
 7.  Medicated Goo  (6:05)
 8.  John Barleycorn  (7:07)
 9.  While You See A Chance  (6:11)
10. Arc Of A Diver  (6:10)
11. Freedom Overspill  (5:29)
12. Roll With It  (5:46)

Personnel:

Steve Winwood:  Vocals, Hammond B3, Guitar, Mandolin
Jose Neto:  Guitar
Richard Bailey:  Drums
Paul Booth:  Saxophone, Flute, Hammond B3
Edson 'Cafe' Da Silva:  Percussion

Winwood Greatest Hits Live is the live collection album by Steve Winwood, released on September 1, 2017 by Wincraft Records, with 23-song tracklist handpicked by Steve featuring his best-loved songs.

Carole King






































Artist:  Carole King
Birth Name:  Carol Joan Klein
Born:  February 9, 1942.  
Origin:  Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Genre:  Pop, Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Piano, Vocals

Carole King is an American Composer, Singer and Songwriter.  She began in the 1960s along with her husband Gerry Goffin, wrote more than two dozen chart hits for numerous artists (include The  Beatles, Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, The Coasters, Ben E. King, The Shirelles, Little Eva, The Chiffons, The Monkees, the Drifters, The Crystals, The Cookies, Bobby Vee, James Taylor and many more!, many of which have become standards.  She has made 25 Solo Albums, the most successful being Tapestry No. 1 by a female artist for more than 20 years until broken by Whitney Houston for the soundtrack album The Bodyguard.  She has won four Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Songwriter Hall Of Fame and The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame and she is the recipient of the 2013 Library Of Congress Gershwin Prize For Popular Song, the first woman to be so honored!.














Title:  Tapestry:  Live In Hyde Park (CD/DVD)  (2017)
Genre:  Pop, Folk, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, Contemporary Pop, Adult Contemporary
Label:  Sony Music/Legacy
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

Disc 1:  CD

 1.  I Feel The Earth Move  (3:34)
 2.  So Far Away  (4:43)
 3.  It's Too Late  (4:24)
 4.  Home Again  (2:37)
 5.  Beautiful  (2:48)
 6.  Way Over Yonder  (4:31)
 7.  You've Got A Friend  (5:02)
 8.  Where You Lead (with Louise Goffin)  (3:41)
 9.  Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Louise Goffin)  (4:24)
10. Smackwater Jack  (5:08)
11. Tapestry  (3:21)
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman  (4:01)
13. Medley Intro  (0:45)
14. Goffin/King Medley  (3:40)
15. Hey Girl  (3:17)
16. Chains  (4:47)
17. Jazzman  (5:03)
18. Up On The Roof  (3:58)
19. Locomotion  (4:15)
20. I Feel The Earth Move (Reprise)  (with The Cast Of Beautiful:  The Carole King Musical)  (3:05)
21. You've Got A Friend (Reprise)  2:47)

Disc 2:  DVD

 0.  Show Open/Testimonials 1.  I Feel The Earth Move  (3:34)
 2.  So Far Away  (4:43)
 3.  It's Too Late  (4:24)
 4.  Home Again  (2:37)
 5.  Beautiful  (2:48)
 6.  Way Over Yonder  (4:31)
 7.  You've Got A Friend  (5:02)
 8.  Where You Lead (with Louise Goffin)  (3:41)
 9.  Will You Love Me Tomorrow? (Louise Goffin)  (4:24)
10. Smackwater Jack  (5:08)
11. Tapestry  (3:21)
12. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman  (4:01)
13. Medley Intro  (0:45)
14. Goffin/King Medley  (3:40)
15. Hey Girl  (3:17)
16. Chains  (4:47)
17. Jazzman  (5:03)
18. Up On The Roof  (3:58)
19. Locomotion  (4:15)
20. I Feel The Earth Move (Reprise)  (with The Cast Of Beautiful:  The Carole King Musical)  (3:05)
21. You've Got A Friend (Reprise)  2:47)
22. Credits

Personnel:

Carole King:  Vocals, PianoP

Band:

Robbie Kondor:  Piano, Keyboards
Danny Kortchmar:  Guitar
Dillon Kondor:  Guitar
Zev Katz:  Bass
Shawn Pelton:  Drums
Shar White:  Background Vocals
Michelle John:  Background Vocals
Jamie Talbot :  Tenor Saxophone

Special Guests:

Louise Goffin:  Vocals

The Cast Of Beautiful :  The Carole King Musical

Tapestry:  Live In Hyde Park is the live album by Carole King, released on September 15, 2017 by Sony Music/Legacy, recorded from the live at Hyde Park celebrates the 45th anniversary of Carole King's masterpiece with a spectacular concert for more than 65,000 Fans on July 3, 2016.  The album includes the full concert on CD/DVD.




Bruce Cockburn























Artist:  Bruce Cockburn
Birth Name:  Bruce Douglas Cockburn
Born:  May 27, 1945.  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Genre:  Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk, Adult Alternative Pop, Urban Folk, Progressive Folk
Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar

Bruce Cockburn is a Canadian Singer, Songwriter and Guitarist.  His music style from Folk to Jazz-influenced Rock.  He has written more than 300 songs on thirty albums over a career spanning 40 years, and his 20 records have received a Canadian Gold or Platinum Certification, and he has sold nearly one million albums in Canada alone.













Title:  Bone On Bone  (2017)
Genre:  Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Contemporary Folk, Adult Alternative Pop, Urban Folk, Progressive Folk
Label:  True North Records
Rating:   ****

Tracks:

 1.  States I'm In  (5:42)
 2.  Stab At Matter  (3:45)
 3.  40 Years In The Wilderness  (4:18)
 4.  Cafe Society  (4:37)
 5.  3 Al Purdy's  (6:05)
 6.  Looking & Waiting  (3:49)
 7.  Bone On Bone  (3:35)
 8.  Mon Chemin  (5:29)
 9.  False River  (7:03)
10. Jesus Train  (3:09)
11. Twelve Gates To The City  (3:50)

Personnel:

Bruce Cockburn:   Vpca;s, Guitars, Percussion, 12 String Guitar, Harmonica, Mbina, Charango Dulcimer
John Dymond:  Bass on Tracks:  1-4, 6, 11, Electric Bass on Track 5
Gary Craig:  Drums, Percussion on Tracks:  1-3, 6-10
Colin Linden:  Guitars, Mandotar, Harmony on Track 1, Slide Guitar on Tracks: 2, 6, Vocals on Track 4, Electric Guitar on Tracks:  9, 10
John Aaron Cockburn:  Accordion:  on Tracks:  2, 6-8, Sansula on Track 6
John Shifflett:  Upright Bass on Track 6
Julie Wolf;  Accordion on Track 5
Roberto Occhipinti:  Upright bass on Tracks:  9, 10
Ruby Amanfu:  Vocals on Track 2
John Whynot:  Organ on Track 1 
Brandon Robert Young:  Harmony on Track 1, Vocals on Tracks: 6, 9
The San Francisco Lighthouse Chorus:  Vocals on Tracks:  2, 3, 6, 9-11
Mary Gauthier:  Vocals on Track 3
Rn Miles:  Coronet on Tracks:  4, 5, 7

Bone On Bone is the 2017 studio album by Bruce Cocburn, released on September 15, 2017 by True North Records.

David Crosby






































Artist:  David Crosby
Birth Name:  David Van Cortlandt Crosby
Born:  August 14, 1941.  Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre:  Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Folk Pop, Psychedelic
Occupation:  Singer, Songwriter
Instruments:  Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

David Crosby is an American Singer and Songwriter, best known as a founding member of both The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.  He wrote or co-wrote "Eight Miles High" and more with The Byrds and "Wooden Ships", "Guinnevere", "Shadow Captain", and "In My Dream" with Crosby, Stills & Nash, also wrote "Almost Cut My Hair: and "Deja Vu" for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.  He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice for The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash.  Five albums he contributed to are inducted in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, 3 with The Byrds and 2 with CSN(Y).















Title:  Sky Trails  (2017)
Genre:  Folk, Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Contemporary Pop, Folk Pop, Psychedelic
Label:  BMG
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  She's Got To Be Somewhere  (4:47)
 2.  Sky Trails  (4:51)
 3.  Sell Me A Diamond  (5:29)
 4.  Before Tomorrow Falls On Love  (3:52)
 5.  Here It's Almost Sunset  (3:54)
 6.  Capitol  (6:57)
 7.  Amelia  (5:39)
 8.  Somebody Home  (4:39)
 9. Curved Air  (4:45)
10. Home Free  (5:41)

Personnel:

David Crosby:  Vocals
Jacob Collier:  Vocals
Bob Lanzetti:  Guitar
Michael League:  Bass
Greg Leisz:  Pedal Steel Guitar
Mark Lettieri:  Guitar
Shaun Martin:  Synthesizer
Chris McQueen:  Guitar
Dean Parks:  Guitar
Jeff Pevar:  Guitar
Steve Postell:  Guitar
Steve DiStanislao:  Drums
James Raymond:  Synthesizer, Synthesizer Bass, Piano, Vocals, Vocoder, Percussion, Drum Programming, Horn Arrangements
Justin Stanton:  Piano
Becca Stevens:  Guitar, Vocals
Steve Tavaglione:  Flute, Saxophone
Mai Agan:  Bass, Vocals
Chris Bullock:  Saxophone
Jeff Coffin:  Flute, Saxophone
Andrew Ford:  Bass
Walt Fowler:  Flugelhorn
Jay Jennings:  Flugelhorn

Sky Trails is the sixth studio solo album by David Crosby, released on September 29, 2017 by BMG Music.  This album contains new material co-written with friends Michael McDonald and Joni Mitchell.