MICKEY DOLENZ & THE AMERICAN METROPOLE ORCHESTRA - OUT OF NOWHERE
7A Records presents a brand new album from Micky Dolenz - "Out Of Nowhere". Recorded in April this year with the sublime 30 piece American Metropole Orchestra, Dolenz sings all of the Monkees' greatest hits along with some outstanding deep album cuts. The orchestral backing adds a real unique depth to the recordings and Dolenz's voice is as good as ever. To quote Dolenz in his own words: "Words cannot express what a magical night it was. You really had to be there and thanks to this recording, you can be!" Includes Last Train to Clarksville; Sometime in the Morning; D.W. Washburn; A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You; (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone; Hey Bulldog (Inst.); Porpoise Song; Randy Scouse Git; Since I Fell for You; Daydream Believer; Pleasant Valley Sunday; and I'm a Believer.
LIONEL LOUEKE & CELINE RUDOLPH - OBESSION
A singer playing the guitar. A guitarist who sings. An album on which these two exceptional musicians show that in music, too, the whole can be bigger than the sum of its parts. Their common "obsession" opens up musical horizons, sounds like Jazz and singer-songwriter-elegance, like Cotonou, Rio, Memphis and Berlin. It is music that speaks of the passion that loves, of deep moments, life, pleasure and the Blues. This duo, which most often sounds like a band, sometimes even like an orchestra, sings ten glorious, spontaneous songs, sometimes in English, sometimes French, sometimes in Celinish or Lionelish. You may think, after just one listen, that you ve known these songs all your life, but there is really only one cover among them (Caetano Velosos "O Leãozinho"), while the rest of the songs were written by either Céline Rudolph or Lionel Loueke or both of them. Make no mistake: this is a complex, diverse album, while at the same time homogeneous and subtle, aptly titled Obsession .
CORNELL THIGPEN - HISTORY
Album delivers a fresh new sound of sophisticated inspiration and poetic collaboration that illuminates pure talent! History displays a straight-ahead approach to modern jazz, but screams a blend of electrified fusion, funk, and highly progressive pop/rock influenced by the avant-garde. Energy is displayed in every song! Cornell Thigpen is a Chicago Illinois native and has traveled the world as musician and Music Director with such artist as Dave Hollister, Mary J. Bilge, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Daryl Coley, Stevie Nicks, Fred Hammond, Bobby Brown, Keshia Cole, Patti Labelle, Jagged Edge, the group 112, Ralph Tresvant, Kim Burrell, Chaka Khan, The Isley Brothers, Kenny Latimore, Tony Terry and Kirk Franklin to name a few. Cornell has also played many styles of music from gospel to blues to rhythm and blues to smooth jazz and to rock and is highly respected among the musical community. Thigpen boasts over one million views on YouTube with hundreds of videos attesting to his undeniable musical talent and abilities. Multi-Grammy, Stellar and Dove Award Winner Fred Hammond affirms, Cornell is not just a musician but one who connects with the listener! Cornell's extensive music career includes tours worldwide, as well as appearances on shows and events such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, PBS, and The Chicago Bulls Championship parade. This album should be in everyone's collection!