|All Artists: Honeydrippers|
Title: Volume One
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlantic / Wea
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Style: Roots Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
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The Honeydrippers Vol. 1
Betty W. Asbell | 02/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The music was as I expected, but the length of the CD was disappointing.
I felt it should be longer for the price paid. However, I do enjoy the music."
Fine collection of songs by The Honeydrippers--as far as it
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 09/19/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Honeydrippers consisted of two members of the collapsed band called Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. After Page and Plant added some new faces they had a new band, The Honeydrippers. Their new band does some great covers some of their songs. Unfortunately, this CD is rather short--and that disappoints me. What we do get, though, is excellent quality!
The track set begins with "I Get A Thrill." The band gives the arrangement a big band/swing/50s rock and roll flavor to this number; and the band harmonizes to perfection! Listen for some great piano playing; and the drums and percussion bolster "I Get A Thrill" very well. Love that electric guitar, too! "Sea Of Love" opens with a grand musical flourish from the violins; and when the band comes in they play and sing without a superfluous note! "Sea Of Love" gives us The Honeydrippers delivering one of their strongest, most enchanting love ballads ever. They harmonize well as they sing this nostalgic song to celebrate the joys of being in love. The musical interlude uses the electric guitar very well, too.
"I Got A Woman" is a song written by the late great Ray Charles; The Honeydrippers pick up the tempo to perform this song at a faster than normal clip. The tempo helps to emphasize the joyfulness of this number that has a man celebrating his love for his woman. The band delivers this flawlessly; and the horn solo during the musical interlude impresses me very much. "Young Boy Blues" uses some great chord changes to make this number special, too.
The CD ends with the awesome track entitled "Rockin' At Midnight." If you really want to hear rock mixed with both big band and swing, listen for THIS ballad. The band celebrates being out on the town with their girlfriends; and the musical arrangement pulls out all the stops to make this number stun you with its power! The guitar solo bolsters the number as the horns play during the musical interlude; and the overall effect of "Rockin' At Midnight" packs a strong punch!
The liner notes include some great artwork and we get the song credits, too.
The Honeydrippers never developed to the extent I hoped they would; but this CD gives us excellent material from a band that lacked nothing. I only wish there were more than the paltry five songs on this CD! I have to take off a star because of this disappointment.
Overall, you can't go wrong with this playful, energetic CD put out by The Honeydrippers. Led Zeppelin fans will at the very least be intrigued by this CD; and people who thirst for that big band sound with those crooning vocals will love this one. Pop it in your CD player and enjoy!
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