Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Pop, R&B, Christian, Gospel
After leaving his life as a student at the University of Oklahoma to pursue his musical dreams, George Huff ended up on one of the most-watched programs on television, Fox's American Idol. As he sang week to week, he won o... more »
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After leaving his life as a student at the University of Oklahoma to pursue his musical dreams, George Huff ended up on one of the most-watched programs on television, Fox's American Idol. As he sang week to week, he won over the masses with his powerful performances, upbeat spirit and never-ending smile. In the end, he as the jovial last man standing, a top five finalist seen by over 20 million people worldwide! He will continue to share these gifts through his first full-length project, Miracles.
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Reviewed on 5/1/2007...
Great CD!! He was on American Idol , but did not win.
This will take you by surprise @}->---
Little Miss Cutey | Melbourne, Australia | 10/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There seems to be a stigma associated with being an American Idol contestant, but let me say, these guys got where they are by being able to sing. George Huff can sing. He's great in fact and this is one great album. There are some gorgeous ballads here and some tight hip hop faster tracks. If you didn't know George had been on AI you'd love this even more. He's got talent and at this rate he can be a big big star."
If this is a preview of things to come, Huff has a great mus
Reader and Listener | Erewhon, NY United States | 10/26/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Word Records is clearly making an effort to make this R&B-flavored offering a hit. Upon hearing it the first time, I have to say, George Huff has PLEASANTLY surprised me.
Huff could have done an album quickly after his 2004 post-Idol music tour, but he took time and spent a year to get it right and it shows. This is an album made with love and effort to ensure excellence.
That's evident in the A-list of producers and writers behind it, including folks who have worked with the likes of Barry Manilow, R. Kelly, and Barbra Streisand.
These are people who really know what they're doing.
What are the major strengths of this album ? For one it speaks to the hopes and fears of almost everyone.
It is also very easy to like the music. Melodic strength and great delivery take precedence over lyricism.
Also, American Idol contestants are all about showing off the quality of your vocals, and it is hardly surprising that the first thing you notice about the title track or the mid-tempo "Feels Like Heaven" is Huff's impeccable crooning.
I have to say that he has that strong, rich, low baritone that reminds you of a young Lou Rawls,
Continue listening, however, and you find out that the bulk of the album is inspirational, gospel-lite fare-the type of positive kind of music that Idol fans are likely to swoon over. If you love listening to songs like -- WIND BENEATH MY WINGS, you will soon find out that several songs in this album have a similar feel to it.
A few songs ("Fortunes," "See What God Can Do") have a more straight-forward spiritual message, particularly the ones Huff had a hand in composing ( remember, he was a music major at the University of Oklahoma ).
The rest ("Only Love," "You Know Me," "Count on You") are all about praise to God but the lyrics are not as straightforward. They in fact, could even sound like love songs if a few words here and there were modified.
Be that as it may, I have to say that it is a smooth, soulful, great debut. I don't think Simon Cowell can complain much.
I'm hoping it doesn't take a miraculous intervention to get Huff to assert his identity more fully the next time around.
But if this debut of his is a portent of things to come... George Huff can look forward to a great singing career ahead of him.
RECOMMENDED LISTENING TO THOSE WHO LOVE MODERN SOUNDING INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC."