Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Gonna Stick and Stay
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
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Dan Bogaty | 07/23/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I stumbled across Paul Kelly's CD, GONNA STICK AND STAY pretty much by accident, and I'm glad I did. The CD is basic Southern Soul with all the songs written by Kelly. The music is basically in the Stax, Hi, and Malaco
tradition, but with a little less grit, and with sparer instrumentation. The band consists of only 3 pieces - drum, bass, and some VERY nice guitar by Michael Toles. The usual soul music horns, organ, and/or piano are absent - but the band provides a surprisingly full and solid sound. Kelly, is a very nice singer in the Southern soul tradition and his songs are infectious and very appealing. I really like 9 of the 11, and you can't ask for much more than that.
As a point of information, this CD is NOT by the apparently better known white Australian Paul Kelly. THIS Paul Kelly is a black soul singer from Miami.
I took a gamble on this CD and this time I won. Highly recommended for Soul/R&B fans. And even the fans of the Australian Paul Kelly might like it.
Dan Bogaty | 05/31/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm sorry that the other reviewer was misled as to which Paul Kelly this was, but this is certainly a very solid R&B album. Very much in the Al Green mold. I've owned it for years and enjoy it every time I play it. You don't have to have it, but you won't be disappointed that you do."