A song that is garnering a lot of airplay is "1975". I love this, and the Incognito brass section and scratchy guitar rhythm is up and running big style, and for long-time fans of Bluey this is going to be heaven. Joy Rose is our heroine on vocals here and she reminds us of a much more friendly and warm musical era. A slightly Southern feel, courtesy of some Memphis style horns and bassline greets Maysa's sexy delivery head on and both create the magical mix of "Your Sun My Sky". Love this. You will also want to hear the summery, string-laden Leon Ware inclusion, "Line In The Sand", a track that suits both Incognito and Leon Ware very well. This gentleman oozes class and none of his talents have diminished over the past decades. Still a towering force and one of the most important and influential artists, writers and producers of our time, I am proud that Incognito have given the Great man a spotlight here until we hear news of any new album from this Legend. Chaka Khan delivers a truly joyous moment with "The Song" and hits us like a pleasurable mix of Steely Dan and, of course, Rufus! Chaka, too, remains a strong vocalist and needs to be giving us some more beautiful music soon.
The superb Tony Momrelle is someone we have championed in the past...an exponent of wonderful soul and dance music, Bluey crafts a perfect mix of soulful stepper and uplifting funky house US stylee. Genius, genius, genius. Follow that? Hmm. They do, and in spectacular fashion. the warm mid 70s flavour of "All Of My Life" cannot be touched and the whole vibe is timeless, and makes me feel warm, gooey and glad to be alive! Fans of Mr. Momrelle and THAT timeless 1981 sound will die happy having listened to "Make Room For Love". LISTEN TO THIS, AMERICA!!!!!!! THIS IS R&B!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop creating auto-tuned rubbish with whiners masqueraded as vocalists and listen to REAL singers, REAL instruments and REAL soul. Enough is enough. Until they bother listening then Bluey and his entourage have every possible high ground and are more than beating our American Cousins at their (once) own game. Long may this continue. To add emphasis on this, in steps our cool Italian vocal genius, Mario Biondi with the funky, punchy and brassy "Can't Get Enough". Chris Brown? Usher? Akon? Forget about it, kids...this is the real stuff, and people will be loving this in 20 - 30 years time, long after you have been forgotten. Class will always win the day and should you have any doubts just check out the final track which has me in pieces and has me begging for MORE. "Tell Me What To Do" is the finest, smoothest track that could polish off this gargantuan album and I am asking that you own this CD and cherish it as soon as possible. This, folks, is REAL music from a real master and real artists supporting him. Beyond essential.
The Vibe Scribe