Gwendolyn Collins has a sassy sweet seductive voice and she is back with some more Storytelling 11 a selection of songs of love and lust – moments4love. Her cover of Barry White’s ‘I’m Gonna Luv U’ gets you in the mood, ‘(Hey Baby) Something’ ft Brigadier is another mid tempo beater. ‘I think I like U’ ft Mycah Chevalier and Sydni Marie is a bright up tempo groove. ‘All Those Things’ is a jazzy Soul down tempo groove. ‘Beautiful’ is an acoustic piano backed ballad duet with Brian Christopher. The two stand out cuts though are ‘Moments4Love’ a mid tempo dancer and ‘Smile4me’ a lovely bright up tempo tribute to her late father. Good solid album throughout from Gwendolyn.
Gwendolyn Collins. Born just across the river from New York City in the Garden State of New Jersey, Gwendolyn Collins was blessed with the gift of singing from her biological mother that was nurtured and matured by her adoptive parents. Gwendolyn has been singing since she was able to talk and at an early age began performing with the Church choir where her Father is a Deacon and later with the chorus in high school. It wasn’t until Gwendolyn moved to Maryland, just outside of the United States Capital, Washington, DC that that she began performing, writing, and recording music that would attract fans of all music genres.
Thinking big, Bootsy Collins’ 2011 effort is a conceptual trip, a funky history lesson brought to life by the P-Funk veteran, his rock-solid band, and a slew of guest stars, ranging from rapper Ice Cube to professor Cornel West. In between, there’s funk-rock shredding from freaky and frequent collaborator Buckethead, some psychedelic storytelling by way of an old Jimi Hendrix interview, plus better-than-expected prose from both Rev. Al Sharpton (on the cultural magnificence of James Brown) and Samuel L. Jackson (on how the funk era was a Renaissance for the hood). Underneath it all, the P-Funk jams pop and stroll with that same old swagger, while Bootsy himself beams down his wild bits of Mothership wisdom, including “It’s recess time, so put a smile on your mind” (“Don't Take My Funk”) and “If you wanna lead the orchestra, you’re gonna have to turn your back to the crowd” (“Siento Bombo”).
I am not sure what happended to this cd as far as marketing goes. It is very hard to find and most people have never heard of it. But don't let it fool you, this guy has talent and he is backed by the David & The Giants band. It is similar in sound to Giant, Richard Marx, Stan Bush Toto, Survivor, etc. If you like any of these bands you will love this.