Monthly Archives: December 2004

Gordon Chambers: Introducing Gordon Chambers

Urban soul singer-songwriter Gordon Chambers’ days of writing hits for others may be ending. His debut CD stands out for its emotion, mood and musicianship. Chambers flips the script for urban pop featuring male vocalists. Instead of singing to women, … Continue reading

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Southern Backtones: Southern Backtones

The band calls it "music noir." But the third, self-titled recording by Houston’s Southern Backtones is really philosophical rock. The songs are rich-sounding, well-crafted rockers with plenty of rootsy and modern influences. But the lyrics are provocative and thoughtful in … Continue reading

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Alan Silvestri: The Polar Express

Film-composer Alan Silvestri has worked with Director Robert Zemeckis for many years. His latest soundtrack is for "The Polar Express," a famous Christmas book that the film’s creators turned into a movie about a boy’s belief in himself. The soundtrack … Continue reading

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Jon Hammond: Late Rent

Jon Hammond says "the fingers are the singers.’" The latest CD from this exceptional and soulful Hammond organist is the proof. "Late Rent" draws on decades of great recording sessions and top live performances to showcase his own playing and … Continue reading

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