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Cathi Walkup: The Secret of the Song: Lyrics of Cathi Walkup

Read "The Secret of the Song: Lyrics of Cathi Walkup" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Oakland California vocalist/lyricist Cathi Walkup is a character. You know, that familiar term reserved for those with a personality just a bit larger than those around it? But in a good way? Yes, she is a character. What being a character does, when you have the smarts, is enhance the ability to entertain, and that is exactly what Walkup does on her recording, The Secret of the Song. Walkup composes the lyrics to fifteen pieces (six of which she also ...

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Cathi Walkup: Living in a Daydream

Read "Living in a Daydream" reviewed by Dave Nathan

On her second album, San Francisco denizen Cathi Walkup offers a play list of standards and her original material. Walkup continues favors up and medium tempo material almost completely eschewing the ballad form. Even “Angel Eyes" is given a medium tempo presentation, with some fine Tal Farlow like guitar by Brad Buethe and subtle flugelhorn by Dmitry Matheny. The combos are unusual in that there's a piano on just one cut, as Walkup uses the guitar and vibes as her ...


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