Never thought I’d go for a Lullaby album. Especially one full of covers! I detest song covers that offer nothing new, especially in the realm of traditional music. If you’re planning to cover a song I implore, plead and beg of you to OWN IT. Make the tune your very own. Don’t tread the path of repeating a song that’s already been beaten to death. When I listen to the Edie Carey and Sarah Sample CD Till The Morning: Lullabies and Songs of Comfort. They take ownership of the material they are covering. There are 3 originals (14 songs), the rest are inspired and thought out covers. California Star is a Bob Dylan song, via Wilco, now via Sarah and Edie is ethereal. A great new version of an already great song. The other songs on this disc are expansive, fulfilling, relaxing and tranquil. It’s a very pretty album with strong vocals, original arrangements and lots of strings. If you’re looking to unwind for the day with the kids or alone this is a great choice. It goes perfect with a cup of tea (or something stronger) while sitting on the porch as the sun sets over the neighborhood. On June 24th the CD becomes available to the public. Click the link and Go support a kindie artist today!
This CD was provided to the author for purposes of review. The opinions here are his own.
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Tagged Bob Dylan, California, Children's, Edie Carey, Jeff Tweedy, kindie, lullabies, lullaby, music, Sarah Sample, Sarah Sample CD, Star, strings, Till The Morning, traditional music, Wilco
Last week I went to the first ever Chicago Kindie artist meet-up. We had pizza and discussed venues, a collaborative show and CD, etc. Some of us swapped CD’s as well. My favorite way of getting new music. Today in my car I was playing two of the CD’s I received. First up was Human-Tim+Robot-Tim You are an Astronaut. This is a CD already shown props by ZooGlobble and Mr Jeff2000. It’s an joyous effort by a man who’s been rocking the Chicago scene for a few years now. The quality of the CD is excellent and noticed it was mixed at the same place the Poochamungas use, Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago. The stand out tune for me is Little Bob’s Big Day. You immediately recognize the homage to Bob Dylan and it’s just a great song written from a kids perspective. My Friend Paul is a quirky little pop ditty about animal friends. Definitely songs that should be heard on Kids Place Live. It’s a CD worth buying. Click the link below.
The other artist who swapped with me was Istvan and His Imaginary Band. I had read abut them playing local venues but had never crossed paths with them. The Rock Father (James Zahn’s review is here) had asked me about them and was impressed with one of their CD’s but I had not heard them at that time. Well their was no disappointment in listening to their Sweet! CD either. The rock it with both kinds of guitar (acoustic AND electric), relate-able lyrics and a rockin’ jump out of you seat rhythm thang! I think I lived the second track Too Much Stuff. That and Makes Me Happy are both songs deserving airplay as are all the tune on this record. Fine work indeed. So go support this and buy it at the link below
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Tagged Bob Dylan, Chicago, Children's, Human Tim, Istvan and his Imaginary Band, kindie, Kingsize Sound Labs, music, Robot Tim, Windy Kindie