Larry Carlton and his legendary guitar skills will be backed by some amazing musicians on keyboards, bass, back-up vocals, drums, and horn section. This line-up will bring these timeless classics back to life with a new twist that will make this a unique one of a kind performance.
Reissue with SHM-CD format and new 24bit remastering. The Johnny Smith sound is a wonderful one – not just the sound that he makes with his groundbreaking work on the strings of the guitar, but also the way he records the instrument – which set a new standard in jazz guitar albums, and also helped pave the way for countless generations to come! A date like this is a great example of the standard-setting work that Smith was able to give us in his prime – and the approach slightly updates the Smith guitar sound of the early 50s – clarifying it a bit, but still keeping that great tone right out front – with a group that includes Hank Jones on piano, George Duvivier on bass, and Ed Shaughnessey on drums.
"Sound of Sexy Soul" is the second album by American R&B/Soul vocal group The Delfonics, released on February 11, 1969 by Philly Groove label. The album was produced by Thom Bell. Like The Delfonics' debut album La La Means I Love You, The Sound of Sexy Soul is evenly split between new songs written by Bell and lead singer William Hart, and cover versions. The album's lead single, "Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love)", peaked at #35 on the pop chart at the time of original release. The Sound of Sexy Soul continues the development of the smooth, symphonic soul sound pioneered by Bell on La La Means I Love You and is regarded as a classic example of early-period Philadelphia soul.
Bring together an all-star lineup of singers and musicians, match them with accessibly romantic melodies and radio-friendly arrangements, and the results will either be lightweight pabulum or superb high-quality pop music. In the case of producer Jason Miles' A Love Affair, it's unquestionably the latter. Even after 30 years on the world music scene, Brazilian musician/composer Ivan Lins may not have had a high profile. However, as this tribute recording demonstrates, his music is as fine as anything that has come out of his native country since the bossa nova heyday of the early '60s. Taken individually, each of these songs is a piece of joyous musical exuberance. Taken as a whole, this recording is better than an hour with any radio station you're going to find on the dial or online.