167

Shane Kelly: Shane Kelly

By

Sign in to view read count
Shane Kelly: Shane Kelly Shane Kelly one more vocalist who makes San Francisco her home. That city is simply loaded with good voices. For her debut album, Kelly has chosen a no loose theme, love. Sometimes it's mooning, swooning, desperately hopeful love. Other times - - and these are the neat tracks — it's the joy of love. "Come By Sunday" reaches Mach speed with tough ensemble playing punctuated by on the mark drum blasts by Deszon Claiborne and adorned by down low bass rumblings by Ron Belcher. "One Note Samba" is appropriately Brazilian with the flute of Melecio Magdaluyo a major contributor.

On the romantic ballad side, "My Foolish Heart" gets a telling sentimental treatment by Kelly with just the piano of Jeffrey Chin working with her. The blueness of "You've Changed" is emphasized by the soulful harmonica of Gregg "Tumbleweed" Mooney. This tune sounds like it comes smack out of a Texas Roadhouse on a Saturday night. Contrast this to a major production for "It Never Entered My Mind" and "The Look of Love" replete with strings, concert like pianism, tingling cymbals and heavy arrangements. While this is OK, Kelly's voice is more suited to small groups as on "But Beautiful" or in front of a swinging horn ensemble as on "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea". "But Beautiful" once again features Magdaluyo, this time on tenor. Mature, with good range and diction and great timing and phrasing, strings and other assorted musical paraphernalia just get in her way.

This is a good album. It would have been great if the smarmy strings weren't around. Visit Shane at www.shanekellysings.com where this album can be purchased.


Track Listing: Yardbird Suite; Ten Minutes Ago; The Look of Love; Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea; Lazy Afternoon; Love Is a Simple Thing; It Never Entered My Mind; One Note samba; Come By Sunday; But Beautiful; You've Changed; My foolish Heart

Personnel: Shane Kelly - Vocals; Jeffrey Chin - Piano; Ron Belcher - Bass; Deszon Claiborne - Drums; Steve Creason, Danny Caron - Guitar; John Santos - Percussion; Gregg "Tumbleweed" Mooney - Harmonica; Larry Blackshere - Vibes; Louis Fasman, Melecio Magdaluyo, Jim Norton, Wayne Wallace - Horns; Eight Piece String Section

Title: Shane Kelly | Year Released: 2001 | Record Label: Shane Kelly


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Saluting Sgt. Pepper CD/LP/Track Review Saluting Sgt. Pepper
by Karl Ackermann
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Thick as Thieves CD/LP/Track Review Thick as Thieves
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Dream Within A Dream CD/LP/Track Review Dream Within A Dream
by Ian Patterson
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Live At The High Noon CD/LP/Track Review Live At The High Noon
by Doug Collette
Published: June 22, 2017
Read As It Should Be: Ballads 2 CD/LP/Track Review As It Should Be: Ballads 2
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 21, 2017
Read Karoujite CD/LP/Track Review Karoujite
by John Eyles
Published: June 21, 2017
Read "Love Song" CD/LP/Track Review Love Song
by Tyran Grillo
Published: September 19, 2016
Read "Akua's Dance" CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read "Time Being" CD/LP/Track Review Time Being
by Roger Farbey
Published: March 12, 2017
Read "Christmastime in New Orleans" CD/LP/Track Review Christmastime in New Orleans
by C. Michael Bailey
Published: December 11, 2016
Read "Invention of Knowledge" CD/LP/Track Review Invention of Knowledge
by Glenn Astarita
Published: September 9, 2016
Read "Twelve Moons" CD/LP/Track Review Twelve Moons
by Phil Barnes
Published: August 30, 2016

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.