2014 release, the 11th album from the award-winning vocalist. ORIGINAL finds the Los Angeles-based artist turning in her finest recorded vocal performances, co-writing a majority of tracks for the first time and testing herself by taking risks along with her production foil Dave Darling, whose credits include Glen Campbell, Brian Setzer, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx and Stray Cats, and whose instincts compelled Magness to tap her deepest creative powers and led the songs to sonically unpredictable places. ORIGINAL is Janiva's first release since 2012. During the last six years Magness has won four Blues Music Award's for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year plus the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Song Of the Year and has become a fixture of the Americana music scene alongside such similar tough `n' edgy roots-based artists as Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings and St. Paul and the Broken Bones.
Janiva Magness has gained a strong reputation as a fine blues singer who appears in clubs around the Los Angeles area. On this CD, she often stretches beyond the blues into folk music, pop and light R&B while retaining her blues roots. Jeff Turmes, who contributed all 13 songs (Magness co-wrote the opening "Good Car")……
Classy West coast AOR. Lush keys and fantastic guitars highlight this awesomely played album where the combination of producer/songwriter Clif Magness, guitar player Jay Graydon and keyboardis/producer Glen Ballard brings us a wonderful collection of songs. All songs are written by the creative songwriters – two time Grammy winner and 12 times nominated Los Angeles top songwriter, recording artist, guitarist, producer, arranger, engineer, and more – Jay Graydon, and his band partners Clif Magness and Glen Ballard.
"So Romantic" is the seventh album released by R&B singer Evelyn "Champagne" King on the RCA label in 1984. It was produced by Clif Magness, Glen Ballard, Carl Sturken, Evan Rogers, Hawk, Jimmy Douglass, and The System. The album peaked at #38 on the R&B albums chart. It produced the hit singles "Just for the Night", "I'm So Romantic", "Out of Control", "Give Me One Reason", and "Till Midnight".
With a provocative point-counterpoint format, Rules of the Game features two widely respected professors - of widely divergent political views - in a lively discussion of how government works. Phillip Magness, a Texas Republican, and Paul Weissburg, a left-winged liberal, go head to head on such topics as "good" public administration, Congress, big business, and everyone's favorite bugaboo, bureaucratic dysfunction.