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Showing posts with label Ori Naftaly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ori Naftaly. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

VizzTone Label Group artist: Tony Holiday - Soul Service - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Soul Service, from Tony Holiday, and is solid throughout.

Opening with Payin' Rent on a Broken Home, a strong blues rocker, Tony Holiday on lead vocal and harmonica sets a cool strutting pace, backed by Landon Stone on guitar, Max Kaplan on bass, Danny Banks on drums with Ori Naftaly on guitar and Victor Wainwright on keys. Low slung shuffle She knocks Me Out, has a great feel and Holiday's harmonica tone is full and a tasty work solo by Stone is poised and tight. A cool island feel spins Day Dates (Turn Into Night Dates). With simplified drum rhythms and airy guitar work Holiday crafts this track nicely and blends vocally with Kaplan, complimented by melodic harmonica. Very nice. Wrapping the release is Ol' Number Nine, a rumbling blues rocker with nicely paired vocals and a rumbling bass line by Kaplan. Holiday's vocals are strong and his harmonica work reinforces the "train" theme of the track. Solid closer for a real cool release. 

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

New Release: A True Friend (Is Hard To Find) - Ori Naftaly - Review

I just received a copy of Ori Naftaly's new release, A True Friend (Is Hard To Find). The release is packed full of blues tracks. The recording consists of 10 tracks, many of which are covers of contemporary songs. The first track, Devil Red Blues, is an acoustic number with Ori, an acoustic guitar and harmonica. It is obviously recorded on modern equipment but captures the spirit of the Delta. Most of the instrumentation is done by Ori but he does have the help of fellow vocalists Sagol 59, Roy Young, Tempa Singer Nave, Dive Hammer, Dor Nagar and Eleanor Tsaig. I'm A Woman has a modern feel and Ori is joined by Nave on vocals giving Ori the chance to show off his electrical guitar talents. Ori covers Sonny Boy (Help Me), Elmore James (Dust My Broom), Muddy (I'm A Man and She's 19 Years Old), Willie Dixon (Don't Go No Further), David Crosby (Almost Cut My Hair), James Brown (It's A Man's World) and finally the title track which I believe to be self penned. The recording is very enjoyable to listen to with Ori and friends swinging between Chicago style blues to blues rock. Ori is a talented player and singer . I particularly like his playing on I'm 19 Years Old, Almost Cut My Hair and It's a Mans World and the vocals by Roy Young on It's a Man's World are strong. Check out this release. I think that you'll find it an interesting listen.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It's a Man's Man's World - Ori Naftaly

Ori Naftaly, a 24 year old Israeli Guitarist, Songwriter, and Producer.

He has Produced and Arranged a Live blues, soul and rock album, with some of the best blues musicians in Israel.
The album reflects the power, soul, feel and energy that are present every time they come together on stage for a Blues & Soul concert.
In the past few years Ori has played and recorded with many musicians from the Blues, Folk and Rock scene in Israel.

The release of this album created a buzz throughout the Blues Israeli scene today, and Ori was soon invited to play and be interviewed about the album in numerous radio shows - 106FM, 106.4FM, 90FM and more.
These days his Blues band and I are performing in different locations in Israel, promoting "A True Friend (Is Hard to Find)"

I will be reviewing this release soon.

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