“Back in my day kids, we listened to things like vinyl and 8 track. We didn’t “download” music onto our fancy computers boxes. We carried it around in cases and sleeves, and went to music stores. And we sure didn’t have a mp-whatever number that is players.” We have moved on, and music and technology has progressed. I am fine with it. I will get my music the same way everyone else does. From other people’s iTunes libraries.
Every now and again music comes out that takes you back. I am not saying that Bruce Springsteen is releasing another CD or the NKOTBSB3x9 to third power of love is making a come back. New, current, fresh artists are pulling from their roots and making what was old,new. With the rise in popularity of guys & gals like Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse, and Cee Lo Green using styles from the 50’s and beyond, we are fortunate enough to have a wave of music that is new, but you almost feel like you have heard it before.
Two years ago I saw Jason Mraz up north and a guy strolled out on stage with an electric guitar, and was backed by a full horn section and do-wop singers. Raphael Saadiq opened up the show with an old school music party. Live, he shakes his groove thing. On his CD, Stone Rollin’, you hear the styles I mentioned and also swear you got a hold of some Al Green recordings.
it doesn’t have all that fancy Auto-tuning that the kids seem to love, but you won’t be sad…I promise.
And thanks for asking which CD I am most excited about being released…Andrew Belle’s The Ladder will be re-released with tons of extras. Other people swore by him, and it took me a bit, but I love to love to love him. Check out his stuff, he has lots of free downloads so you can make sure I am right. Which I am.