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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

VizzTone Label Group artist: Danielle Miraglia - Bright Shining Stars - New Release review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Bright Shining Stars, from Danielle Miraglia, and it's a solid contemporary acoustic blues release. Opening with original track, Sounds Like Home, Miraglia on lead vocal and acoustic guitar, backed by Laurence Scudder on viola has the sound of the delta. Ma Rainey's C.C. Rider has a strong country feel on a slow, guitar driven pace and accents by Scudder adds a real nice contrast. Janis Joplin's Turtle Blues shows Miraglia's own take on Joplin's style, blended with acoustic folk styling and some real tasty guitar chops. One of my favorites tracks on the release is Keb Mo's You Can Love Yourself with it's country blues style picking and with the addition of some real nice slide work by Peter Parcek. Bob Dylan's Meet Me In The Morning has reall nice dynamics with some of Miraglia's best vocals on the release. Her tight slide riffs add significantly to the feel of the track and Richard Rosenblatt's harmonica work is just right. Another cool interpretation is Tampa Red's When Things Go Wrong (It Hurts Me Too) with solid vocal and guitar soloing by Miraglia. Wrapping the release is s cool acoustic ballad, Bright Shining Stars, penned by Tom Bianchi. Pure vocals by Miraglia and a light touch on her guitar accompaniment make for a solid closer. 


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Monday, November 23, 2020

VizzTone Label Group artist: Ben Levin - Carryout Or Delivery - New Release Review

 


I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Carryout Or Delivery from Ben Levin and it's solid R&B and blues. Opening with You Know, a cool Chicago style  shuffle, Levin on piano and lead vocal nails it. Backed by Aron Levin on guitar, Chris Douglass on bass, and Oscar Bernal on drums, this is a hot opener. I really like Too Good For Me with it's electric piano sound and Levin's New Orleans styling. Very nice. With the phrasing of a key Elmore James track, Have You Lost Your Mind? has solid vocal delivery and with a strongly reinforced rhythm, super organ soloing. Instrumental, NOLA Night really captures the New Orleans sound with super piano and tight rhythms by Bernal. My Back Scratcher is a cool R&B track with a real Booker T feel reinforced by Levin on organ and tight rhythm from Douglass and Bernal. Papercut is another New Orleans R&B blues track with traditional, one note piano rhythm, single snare drumming and cool electric guitar touch from Aron Levin. Bill Nettles' Hadacol Bounce has a great boogie feel with New Orleans turnarounds and traditional vocal styling. A cool old track with new life. Wrapping the release is Floyd Dixon's Time Brings About A Change with it's soulful melody and featuring some of Levin's best vocals on the release, tightly cradled by the warm guitar lines of Aron Levin. Excellent closer. 


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