To start with, "Can't Wait" serves as a gorgeously floating appetiser. Slap bass and a real live sound that is both 2009 and 1979 all in one felt swoop. Vocally, I liken this gentleman to one in the league of the great, real, traditional singers. He has the essence that also embodies Ali Ollie Wilson, but without the raw, gritty rough edge. It's THAT streak of greatness that runs through like a strata in great performers. Seventies music aficionados would so appreciate "Just To Be Loved" - a kind of mid - late '70s love jam complete with wah-wah guitars and rattling rhythms. Imagine a hot day and the Fantasy label spinning around. The title cut also whisks us back to better musical days, and what excites me is that amongst all the RnB TRASH engulfing us today, there are younger artists like this ignoring the machismo and the trends and are simply out to make hones-to-God great soul music. Look no further than the socially conscious "All I Know" which would be loved by the more soulful sounds of, say, Dwele. For radio, "It's Kinda Like" should really, really take off. You will LOVE this song and be grateful of artists such as Marcell. Lovers of uptempo material should plumb for the great "Lost In The Moment" with a rumbling, eager bassline and plenty of real percussion. With an additional stepper's groove atop I can see this tune being MASSIVE. Soul Togetherness 2010 anyone? Folks, this is a great album and on that note I cannot recommend it enough.
The Vibe Scribe
The Vibe Scribe