“DOWN MEMORY LANE”

IF THERE WAS EVER A GUY WHO SHOWCASES STYLE, IT’S THIS GUY, THE GUY IS NAMED RAT PACK RICKY, AND HIS SELF TITLED ALBUM, AND THE SONG SELECTION IS SUPERB AND VERY WELL THOUGHT OUT AND TRACK BY TRACK I WAS CONTINUALLY AMUSED MUSICALLY. THE FIRST TRACK CALLED “FEELING GOOD’ AND RAT PACKY RICKY JUST BLEW ME AWAY WITH HIS VOCALS AND THE SOUND OF GOOD OL BIG BAND, AND STARTED OFF WITH THE AMAZING SWINGING ACTION AND THE SONG, JUST WAS A SPLENDID EARFUL. WITH THAT THE NEXT SONG WHERE RICKY TAKES ON THE SONG  “CAN’T TAKE MY EYES OFF YOU’ AND RICKY JUST REALLY HAS THAT SOUND THAT IS THAT OF AGES WHERE MUSIC HAS A VOICE OF IT’SOWN RICKY BRINGS THIS TO THE TABLE WITH THIS WONDERFUL RENDITION. “SUKIYAKI” YET ANOTHER SONG THAT JUST BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES TO MY MIND AND RICKY HAS A VOICE THAT KEPT THAT SOUND ALIVE AND REALLY HAS A PHENOMENAL BACKING BAND, AND RICKY REALLY BRINGS IN HIS PURE TALENT, THAT IS REMEINICENT OF A MUSIC ARTIST NAMED BOBBY GOLDSBORO AND IS A QUITE REFRESHING SOUND AND RICKY HAS MADE ME A FAN, IN THIS SONG RICKY SHOWCASES HIS ACAPELLA ABILITIES AND SHINES WITH GREAT SPLENDOR. THE NEXT SONG ON THIS ALBUM IS CALLED “L.O.V.E.” AND RICKY SPELLS IT OUT AND DOES THE SONG TOTAL JUSTICE, AND THE HORN SECTION JUST ALLOWS THAT FEELING OF FRESHNESS AND VITALITY THROUGHOUT. THE NEXT SONG I WAS PREPARING MY EARS FOR MAYBE A UNIQUE APPROACH OF THE LATE BOBBY DARIN’S SONG OF “MACK THE KNIFE” AND RICKY BRINGS AN AMAZING EARFUL AND I WAS TAKEN BACK AND QUITE HONESTLY RICKY HAS THAT CONSISTENT ABILITY TO KEEP YOUR EARS DRAWN FOR MORE AS THE ALBUM PLAYS. A QUITE REMARKABLE SONG FROM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, OR OLD BLUE EYES, RICKY POISES HIS WAY THROUGH THE SONG OF “MY WAY”, THE ORCHESTRATION WAS FINE, THE ADDED STRING SECTION WAS SMOOTH, I PERSONALLY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR MORE HORNS, BUT RICKY KEPT TE SONG PLAYING AND DID IT HIS WAY, NOT MY WAY.. QUITE HONESTLY RICKY HAS GOT A GREAT SOUND THROUGHOUT THIS AMAZING AND SMOOTH ALBUM. THE NEXT SONG CALLED “HOME” RICKY SHOWS HIS SINCERITIES AND HONESTY AND REALLY EXPRESSES IT THROUGHOUT ON THIS SONG AND THROUGHOUT THIS WONDERFULLY SMOOTH AND UNTARNISHED ALBUM. WITH THE NEXT SONG CALLED “CRY ME A RIVER” I AM USED TO HEARING A FEMALE PERSUASION ON IT, BUT RICKY SLANTS THE SONG IN HIS FAVOR AND REALLY BLEW MY EARS AND THE SONG WAS BROUGHT TO LIFE, WITH RICKY’S SMOOTH AND FLAVORFUL INFLECTIONS REALLY MADE THE SONG AND MADE ME EXPRESS APPLAUSE WITH GREAT DELIGHT. THE SONG OF TONY BENNETT IS ONE TO BE RECKONED WITH, ESPECIALLY THE SONG OF ” I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO” RICKY MAKES THE SONG AN ADDED BONUS AND IS A VERY COLORFUL AND PAINTED A CLEAR VISION OF THE SONG AND WAS MOST ENJOYABLE. “FLY ME TO THE MOON” WELL AT THIS POINT OF MY LISTENING EXPERIENCE I KNOW ABOUT WHAT SONGS OR SONG ARE MY FAVORITE(S) BUT I HAVE SEVERAL I REALLY TRULY CAN SAY THAT ALL OF THEM ARE MY FAVORITES ANBD RICKY BRINGS IN REFRESHING AND A MOST ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE ALBUM. I AM KIND OF PARTIAL TO THE SONG “MACK THE KNIFE” JUST BECAUSE IT’S ONE OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITE MUISC GUYS BUT ONCE AGAIN RICKY BROUGHT HIS FLAVOR TO IT AND IT’S PART OF THE TOTAL LISTENING EXPERIENCE, TRACK BY TRACK. THE LAST TRACK ON THIS MIRACULOUS AND REFRESHING CHANGE AND SMOTHLY SUNG ALBUM FROM RAT PACK RICKY, IS A SONG CALLED “LET ME BE YOUR TEDDY BEAR’ AND IT’S A FUN SONG AND RICKY KEPT THE FUN IN IT AND HIS VOICE ADDS TO THAT FUN,AND HIS CONSISTENT USE OF THAT VOICE FROM DOWN MEMORY LANE, WAS AN EXCELLENT REMINDER THAT THERE ARE GREAT VOICES OUT THERE, AND RAT PACK RICKY IS ONE OF THOSE. MANY, MANY THANKS TO RICKY FOR HIS WONDERFUL FRIENDSHIP AND HIS AMAZING AND WONDERFUL GIFT OF VOICE AND HIS ABILITY TO TAKE ME DOWN MEMORY LANE. WITH THIS BEING SAID SOMEDAY, SOMEPLACE I WILL BE HEARING HIS VOICE IN MY EARS AND IF I’M LUCKY ENOUGH TO CATCH A LIVE SHOW OF HIM, I’D BE TRAVELING BACK IN TIME WITH RAT PACK RICKY AND ALL THE GREATS DOWN THAT PROVERBIAL ROAD OF TIME.

STEVEN F. ADAMS

MUSIC JOURNALIST REVIEWER OWNER SOUND WAVE ONE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA

c 2018 USED BY PERMISSION

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Author: SOUNDWAVEONE Steven F. Adams

I have a very extensive broadcasting & music back round. with over 30 years experience. I started a writing career, with the idea bringing notice to the industry, writing about individuals, from all around the globe, all genres and remaining consistent with my slogan of "Hearing is Believing", and bringing out the "positive" in all artists no matter how small, big or different. I feel all need to be given that chance to be noticed for their talents and allow others to hear, and be exposed to their craft. As of date I have written well over 180 music album reviews and continue to acquire more everyday. Some legends, some independent artists, but all in all my wish is they get the to share the stage lights within the industry and with my "Positive " music posts through my writing about them and reviewing their album always in a "Positive" forum.

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