The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Deep River (1992) {Elektra Nonesuch 9 61441-2}

The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama - Deep River (1992) {Elektra Nonesuch 9 61441-2}

The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Deep River (1992) {Elektra Nonesuch 9 61441-2}
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© 1992 Elektra Nonesuch / Time Warner | 9 61441-2
Gospel / Black Gospel / Soul / Blues / Southern Gospel / Contemporary Gospel

On their umpteenth release, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama mix some modern blues and R&B into their core gospel sound. The rhythm section, led by the organ of the legendary Booker T. Jones, keeps the accompaniment simple as the group soars through some traditional material (“Closer Walk with Thee,” “Every Time I Feel the Spirit, “), a few originals by lead vocalist Clarence Fountain, and a transcendent version of Bob Dylan’s “I Believe in You.”

1992’s “Deep River” was a watershed of sorts for the Blind Boys; the support of a major label, terrific keyboards and production from legendary Stax sessionman Booker T. Jones, fine bass playing from James Jamerson Jr. (yes, son of the famed Motown session bassist of the ’60s), and top-drawer material from Bob Dylan and others. At the end of the day, though, it’s the Blind Boys themselves who deliver the goods, making “Deep River” one of the finest gospel albums of the ’90s. Make no mistake–this isn’t contemporary Christian pop in any way, shape, or form. “Deep River” is hardcore southern gospel of the old school: lots of shoutin’, lots of testifyin’, an in-the-pocket rhythm section, those deep, soulful harmonies, and the unbelievable power of lead vocalist Clarence Fountain; imitated by many and matched by none. I’ve had the album since it was released and it’s one a short list of albums that I always reach for when I’m down, particular favorites being “God Said It,” “Down On Bended Knee,” “I’m Getting Better All the Time,” and the version of that old staple “Just a Closer Walk With Thee.” From start to finish “Deep River” will move the feet and feed the soul of even the most hardened agnostic.

The Five Blind Boys Of Alabama – Deep River (1992) {Elektra Nonesuch 9 61441-2}

Malia – Yellow Daffodils (2003) {Epic 503369/5 – bonus tracks}

Malia - Yellow Daffodils (2003) {Epic 503369/5 - bonus tracks}

Malia – Yellow Daffodils (2003) {Epic 503369/5 – bonus tracks}
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© 2003 Epic / Rêve Orange / Sony Music | 503369/5
Jazz / Vocal Jazz / Neo Soul / Soul Jazz / Jazz Pop

Malia’s vocal style is one that’s powerful, jazzy, classy, and daring from a musical perspective. The different tracks on the album showcase her willingness to experiment with big-band, jazz, hip-hop, soul, and international sounds. A couple of tracks that stand out are the up-beat “Lifting you high,” her sensual and seductive “India Song,” and her rendition of “solitude.” It is quite a shame that this artist will (probably) never see her album being released in the uS, as her style doesn’t “fit” the mold of the American urban and R&B stations. It is too classy to be noticed by fans of simple stuff like Ashanti or Mariah Carey.

Wow this album has such a great chilled-out feel good vibe to it. It compliments jazz smoothness with an up to date urban feel. It has a great jazz club feel to it (I think she used to sing in clubs in London). It is a really beautiful album.
Think of a felame Omar and you’re getting somewhere close.
The remixes are also r&b orientated, so this album is perfect for relaxing to.

Malia – Yellow Daffodils (2003) {Epic 503369/5 – bonus tracks}
Don Bryant - Comin' On Strong (1964-1970) {Hi Records HUKCD133 rel 1992}

Don Bryant – Comin On Strong (1964-1970) {Hi Records HUKCD133 rel 1992}
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© 1964-70, 1992 Hi Records / Demon Records | HUKCD133
Soul / Memphis Soul / Soul-Blues

Comin’ On Strong album for sale by Don Bryant was released on Aug 21, 1992. Liner Note Author: Clive Anderson. Comin’ On Strong CD music contains a single disc with 20 songs. 20 cuts from the unsung hero of R&B Comin’ On Strong songs.

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