Music Review: Bobby Womack “The Bravest Man in the Universe”

It wouldn’t be foolish to think that after May 2008, you figured Bobby Womack was done making and producing new music.  I thought so too.  It was a great run through the decades with signature, classic, and iconic music.  For avid fans out there, I do not need to dive too much into what songs make Bobby Womack, Bobby Womack.  For those unfamiliar with Womack, however, you should look into said album, “The Best of Bobby Womack – The Soul Years.”  “The Soul Years” being the best of everything Womack has to offer…until now.

Bobby Womack released “The Bravest Man in the Universe” on June 8th.  It is soulfully wonderful (all pun intended).  I am not going to lie though, the cover made me try to bend my thumb that way, but to no avail.  In any case, the music of this album is moving and does great justice to the genre.  Every once in a while I think that rhythm and blues and soul is a dying breed in music, but artists like Womack bring it all back. [Read more…]

Chris Joss “No Work No Play” Album review

Tower of Power killing it at a rave is the best way for me to describe Chris Joss‘ album “No Work No Play“. Sometimes when album combines different styles of music together there is normally an imbalance. not the case on this album. The funk and electronic stylings work together perfectly to create an electrified atmosphere on record. When I first came across this city I was unsure of what I was going to listen to, but after one car ride I was sold on this album. Even the cover itself is funky a 70s style view of skyline from the ground level. The art and the music are an equal trip. [Read more…]

The Beladeans Review

I reticently got to listen to The Beladeans self titled Album. This band has, in my opinion, quite an interesting genre. The genre’s that most closely define the music The Beladeans play consist of a combination of Soul and Garage Rock. Coming from a city just outside of Vancouver, Canada, this band has quite an interesting sound compared to what I listen to on average. They incorporate saxophone as well as trumpet into their music as well as drums and guitar. This creates a very cool sock hoppy kind of sound. [Read more…]