Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Colin James & Little Big Band|
Colin James & Little Big Band 2
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Lance G. Rigley | Brisbane, Queensland Australia | 07/31/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"What I appreciate most about listening to music,is to be surprised,and this little gem provided a pleasant surprise.Totally unpretentious and completely rewarding.I was not familiar with Colin James before this offering,but from now on I will be looking out for him and the band!From the opening song,Jump From Six to Six,the mood is set.This is a seriously feel good CD and who gives a stuff what the neighbours think.I found myself dancing around,but there was something else..it was the smooth delivery of Mr James that helps this stand apart.I would recommend you listen to Somethin's Goin' On In My Room,and you will be hooked.This has the familiar swing sound of the 40s with a touch of Harry Connick Jnr with a lashing of the Stray Cats thrown in for good measure.This CD will not change the world,but it will make you feel good about yourself andif you like well played swing and that big band sound,it will be money well spent. Mr James sparkles on Lets Shout,and this evenly paced offering should appeal to the veteran swinger to the first timer out for the first time away from that soul destroying papp that gets played on commerical radio,that passes for innovative and *cool*. Like every good club set,the Band can relax and slow the pace a bit,and I personally would recommend You Know My Love as a standout. I am not one to say I find it difficult to take a CD off the player,but I will admit that this can stand a bit of constant playing.I would say the third fourth and fifth plays will convince you that the money you spent was not wasted. I must admit I have not attempted to delve to deeply into the technical playing styles nor the crisp production qualities,that are evident on this recording...I have listened to this as though I was with Jimmy Stewart in the Glen Miller Story,and as though I was out for a good time.I am throughly satisfied with my journey. Do yourself a favour and spend the time to listen to this,you just might find that this CD grows on you,and that Mr James deserves to be congratulated.The shortcomings in this recording are small in comparison to the pluses,and there is a Ray Charles song thrown in as well ,what more do you want.I give this four stars and my heartfelt recommendation. swing on!"
Swing like crazy, man!
Lance G. Rigley | 02/12/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you buy this record, get ready to dance your heinie off! Man this swings so hard you just can't help getting out of your chair to shake your bum. Not even the softest, cushiest, coziest Lay-Zee-Boy reclining armchair will prevent you from doing so. No kidding. Even if you are the laziest son-of-a-gun on your side of the Mississippi, you won't be able to help yourself. The swingin' power of this album is impossible to resist."
Get Ready To Feel Good
David E. Callicott | Idyllwild, CA USA | 11/25/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you're a fan of Colin James you will love this album. By far this is his best album yet. IM Looking forward to his next release, this band is maturing like a fine wine and is just getting better.."