MARTHA WASH - SOMETHING GOOD
Martha Wash is a 30-year veteran of the music industry, from her work with the late visionary Sylvester as one of the ‘Two Tons O’ Fun’ (then later dubbed ‘The Weather Girls’ with the release of “It’s Raining Men”) to her work with another late visionary, Luther Vandross, plus C&C Music Factory, Black Box, and many more. However, if your only experience with her energizing vocal power is with upbeat dance tracks, then prepare for an acoustic musical shift on this CD. Something Good is stretching out and serving mid-tempo and adult contemporary pop aimed at providing a shot of hope for the disconnected and jaded. While the entire disc is a very solid effort, standout tracks here are “It’s My Time” written by Swedish singer/songwriter, Helena Johansson, “Destiny”, co-written by Wash, and “I’ve Got You”, written by Rony Goffer and Zach Adam. She even takes on and ably handles the Aerosmith classic track, “Dream On”. This is music that should lift you up from any rut that you feel stuck in. Immerse yourself in Something Good. ~ marthawash.com
HARRY CONNICK, JR. - SMOKEY MARY
Out on February 5, 2013 is Harry Connick, Jr's., new album titled Smokey Mary. This limited release album is a celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Krewe of Orpheus, the Mardi Gras parade that Harry co-founded in 1993. The album, which consists of nine brand new songs and two previously released tracks from Harry’s Star Turtle album, is a celebration of the city, people, and culture of New Orleans and specifically, the biggest and most eagerly anticipated parade in all of Mardi Gras, Orpheus. The parade will roll for the twentieth time on Monday, February 11 at 6 PM starting at Tchoupitoulas and Napolean and ending at the New Orleans Convention Center.
PETRA HADEN - PETRA GOES TO THE MOVIES Petra Haden’s new album entitled Petra Goes To The Movies offers a one of a kind opportunity to experience some cinematic soundtracks in an extraordinary new way. Epic and evocative scores have been ingeniously recreated utilizing layers of remarkably inventive vocals. Far from a mere novelty, these interpretations retain every bit of emotional resonance and inspirational might as the originals. Out this January 22 via Anti-, the album features Petra Haden, a highly regarded session musician and former member of That Dog, delivering a cappella versions of songs from films such as Rebel Without A Cause, Taxi Driver, Superman and more.