“…………EVER SO SMOOTH…..

As Listened to the new EP of Texas Crossing which features the vocals of Tiffany Valentine & Colt Buckele. The first song is called “Cry” and Colts vocals are raspy and Tiffany adds her vocal range to the mix which is a really enjoyable, and it has almost bluesy feel to it. The song and it’s contents which includes some serious blues riffs within and Tiffany tucks her vocals right between Colts raspy and gravely vocals and is quite good. With hearing this I almost ant to classify Texas Crossing as a blues act, but not, just good music with substance and meaning. The next song on this EP is called “Grandpa” and Colt shows a tender side of his vocal range and maintains a little gritty through it, but remains to be a real good slow ballad, and is rather catchy and contagious. The Orchestration on the song is really smooth and I am a real sucker for ballads and this song has got to be one of my favorites in recent memory. The next song is called “Here I Am” and the sound of this is phenomenal, the guitar work and Tiffany on vocals bring in the element of good country music and her vocals are very unique and I really like the song,  it has a approach that Tiffany & Colt bring to the table of country music that I haven’t heard in  music and is rather enjoyable to the ears.  The strings in the song were excellent and really enjoyable & soothing and to hear such a awesome sound emitting from my speakers. Between Colt & Tiffany they have a chemistry that adds true believability to what they are singing. As I listened to this marvelous sound that was before me the song that came across my speakers was a really great sounding song called “The other Side Of Heaven” and Colts vocals once again struck the right chord with me. The song an emotional kind of song that really is truthful & honest and brings in the element of touch and feel and this is yet another song that I really enjoyed. Texas Crossing has got a unique sound that is brutally honest and I really enjoy having the pleasure of reviewing this solid sounding music album. With the last song on the EP called “It’s all Over” Colt has a very distinctive sound that stands alone, meaning there is no one that I can actually compare it to, and Tiffany once again lends her beautiful vocals to the mix and makes once again a superb and fine touched love song. With that all being said I want to hear more from the band called Texas Crossing, five songs isn’t nearly enough to say a whole lot, however with what I heard on this super great and enjoyable, EP Texas Crossing has a sound all their own and makes me wish to hear more. The whole EP is filled with passion and love and all comes from the heart of it’s writers Colt & Tiffany. My many thanks to Tiffany & Colt who never gave up on me, they have been relentless in pursuing me in getting me to write their review of their wonderful and beautiful music. I look forwards to hearing & reviewing a full body of Texas Crossing soon and hopefully I will be hearing their music on my radio.

Steven F. Adams

Music Journalist/Publicist/Reviewer Owner SoundWaveOne

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“IN AWESOME SWINGIN’ COMPANY”

The one thing I must say that being a music reviewer and a music publicist I get the real pleasure of hearing all kinds of music. Most recently I’ve had the real pleasure and honor of listening to an album that really perked my ears in the direction of the Jazz greats. The album is called Swingin’ with the legends”.  In September of 2016 I was introduced to a musician that put out an music album called Ron Aprea “Pays Tribute to John Lennon”, as most tributes you hear all the songs of that artist through the musicians ears. This album appealed to me since I am a long time fan of John Lennon and his work. At the time I read, did my homework on this guy Ron Aprea, and wow! was I amazed at his talents and credits to his name, including the classic album Walls & Bridges” and the number one  song called “Whatever Gets You Through The Night” by John Lennon , amazing connection. Well my friends the story continues Ron Aprea and his saxophone have contributed to a lot of music and musicians along his amazing career. As a boy growing up in New York, and as a young child listening to the greats like count Basie at the Birdland. I can only imagine, what inspiration Ron had a listening to all the jazz greats. On this album Ron continues his amazing talents with an album called “Swingin’ with Legends” Angela DeNiro with the Ron Aprea Orchestra, wow!! I as a person who grew up listening to this style of music myself, Ron cleans house with the amazing and beautiful and perfect vocals of Angela DeNiro  What an amazing and explosive album. As I placed the album in my player it starts right off the bat with a song called “Midnight Sun” a song written by the legendary Lionel Hampton, and Angela just belts out her extreme and awesome vocals into full swing. With the solo work of jazz great and legendary status, Lionel Hampton adds to the total greatness of this wonderful and amazing song. the song is a little over 6 minutes long and every square inch between Ron and Angela and the amazing talented musicians lending their talents the song is spot on and marvelous. At times I felt much like Ron watching at Birdland. I was simply put, blown away. The next track called III Wind, Angela and the marvelous sound of the Ron Aprea Orchestra continued to wow me in every direction. The sound is breathtakingly phenomenal and I need to pay a visit to one of these recording sessions. With the next song on this amazing and explosive album is called “Avalon” where the horn section alone is unreal, as I listened Angela and her vocals are out of this world and is one with the band throughout. The tempo slows down on the next track called “Travelin’ Light” and I felt as if I were in the nightclub with this amazing and superior talent right in front of me. The production of this album is outstanding, perfect in every way. I am not part of this generation of music, however I was transported back to the amazing days of this incredible style of music. “The Song is you” is the next song on this glorious and unreal album, Angelas’ ability to scat is unreal and in my opinion is more than awesome, her vocals blend right in with the brass and is most enjoyable. “Naima” a John Coltrane number that between Ron Aprea Orchestra and Angelas vocals perform magic and right in my ears. This song has a heavy influence of John Coltrane, and at times I felt it was what I was listening to. “How Insensitive” the orchestra just displays so much feeling and Angela and her vocals just bring this to your ears delight. Ron has outdone himself on this the horn section is unbelievable and sailed my mind back to Birdland, and was totally blown away. “Will you Still Be Mine” the scatting continues and Angela it simply put amazing and my musical side of me brings me back to an amazing time of life where this music was king. “Young & Foolish” is that kind of song that really transported me once again back to the nightclub and Angela has the personal touch with her amazing vocals that speak right to you as she sings all of these wonderful numbers. The full sounds of the next song called “Lover come Back to Me” Angela and the orchestra are splendid and I was actually in constant ah, of the feelings and real up close feelings I had as I listened and marveled at the sound that I was experiencing. With the next song called “A Ballad for Mathew” I really felt the amazing love and tenderness of the song itself, and added to the music Angela I really thought what a beautiful love that both Ron & Angela share with their son through a tremendous gift of song. If I might add sometimes I wish I had a song written about & for me. “Don’t Talk About Love” a kind of arrangement in the style of Sinatra and Angela on this song is spot on and amazing, at times I think she is what they call a natural and added to the amazing talents of Ron Aprea, is a match made in heaven. “I’ll close My Eyes” and Both Ron & Angela just make a beautiful composition that kept my ears and foot taping to the beats and tremendous orchestration and I was incredibly mesmorized through each song. As I listened on the next track “Bring on the Raindrops” and Angela is just amazing as she keeps up and has that ability to keep her vocals moving up and climbs over the top with this song. With this incredible album the legend himself Mr. Lionel Hampton is featured  on track 15 speaking with Angela and it’s simply put, amazing talent throughout this awe inspiring music album, which features so many greats, Ron Aprea along with his amazingly talented wife Angela have proven that music can be an amazing and powerful, and after hearing this album I feel the need to be make plans to see this style of music in a live setting. With such pure and talent of both Ron Aprea and Angela DeNiro I am truly honored and blessed to have written a music review of their music album called “Swingin’ With the Legends” and indeed I am honored and truly feel I am swingin’ with the legends myself, with Ron’s legendary career and Angela as well I am in good company and thank Ron & Angela for their wonderful friendship and I look forward to hearing more from these legends and wish to have the honor of  maybe one day see them in a live show and maybe perhaps at Birdland, where it all started for Ron.

Steven F. Adams

Music Reviewer/Publicist/Writer Owner SoundWaveOne

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CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT RON APREA AND HIS MUSIC AT

WWW.RONAPREA.COM

 

“PURE & FRESH & DELIGHTFUL”

As  I listen to the EP called “Glimpse” wonderfully crafted and sung by 17 year old Camryn Wilson who hails from North Carolina and has a really great song and musicality. The first song called “Puppet” Camryn has a distinctive and nice vocal ability and the lyrics actually have meaning and for a young singer. Camryn brings in the emotional value of a song. As  I listened to the song I realized that she has a way of conveying her message through her gift of song writing and her vocals are really enjoyable and direct. “Get a little Crazy” Camryn brings in her element of a sing a long added a flare of rap mixed between her once again, important lyrics that have something to say. The next song called “Why” Camryn and her vocal range is “OUTSTANDING”, and the acoustic guitar element brought in the mix makes her so sincere and as a music reviewer I felt the pure emotion and love and true awesome power of her vocal range. Camryn has a voice of current, when I say this she blends right in with the current stars of today and the song ‘Why’ really proved that, Camryn adds her personality to each song she sings and has a lot to say. Camryn has a voice of maturity throughout this 6 song EP, and I was simply “Wow’d” by her pointed lyrics and with the next song called “Wrong for Me” Camryn just has a simplicity to her voice, with a pure innocence to it and throughout this EP I loved every song on it. Camryn has a sound that I become intranced to hear more of, and the main item I go back to is her lyrics which are amazing and coupled with her tremendous vocal range, in my opinion Camryn needs to be heard and in my opinion she’s got a sound that is fresh & real, that’s how I’d describe Camryn to others “Real.”  Camryn has got a real sound and is unbelievable sound that is superbly sounding and is very current. “Wrong For Me” Camryn once again pulls out her arsenal of sharp and defined lyrics and sings from a mature stance an this song is a prime example of just that, “real & mature”. “Infinity” Camryn brings her true colors out for all to hear and see with her vocals and writing abilities in my opinion she’s got a one way ticket to the stage of music and listening to this was a pure delight & enjoyable presentation. It is always good to know that there are musicians who have promise and actually have the talent to prove it, and in my opinion Camryn has that & more. The song “Infinity” Camryn really spoke to my heart and brought some real and emotional feelings to the surface for myself, and with that she struck a chord with my own life and is a really awesome singer and needs to be out there in music land. I thank Camryn for allowing me to hear such a beautiful album and her splendid and articulate vocals and I want to hear more from her. My hope is that when the full album arrives she will already be a name on the radio, because with just what I’ve heard she is that and so much more.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist Writer Sound Wave One

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check out more on her web site

http://www.camrynwilsonmusic.com

“SCENT OF NASHVILLE”

As I listened to the EP of Arnold Connelly called “My Eyes Are Only On You” starts off the album with a song called “The Cowboy Dance” and Arnold seems to have a voice from the past, I actually can’t put a specific music artist to mind, however the song shows it’s strength with it’s catchy musical flare of the cowboys strums of the guitar and kind of has a snap to the sound. Surrounding Arnolds vocals are the back up vocals of La Donna Brewer Capps, and makes it have a sound that brings in a unique style. With the next song starting the song called “My Eyes Are Only On You”, where it remains to be a classic sounding song and Arnold has a voice that is one of the past country acts that I remember hearing, but the lyrical content is good and structured, with the steel guitar of Eddie Lange and piano of Tim Atwood, brings in that feeling of music of the past but once again Arnold keeps that real Nashville sound moving. The next track on the enjoyable EP Arnold continues with that traditional Nashville bar room flavor and the song called “I See you” adds the backup vocals of Ladonna Brewer Capps, and the steel guitar adds that real country bar room sent to it and is quite nice as you listen. as I read the players on the album I noticed that on drums is Ronnie McDowell Jr. which as I listened I never would have noticed and adds to the complete sound of this flavorful & heavily influenced by classic and vintage country. With the song called “Saying Goodbye” Arnold has smooth and his lyrics maintain the level of good country writing.  The last track on this EP is called “Single Wide Trailer” where Arnold brings in the sound of rough and a little rowdy kind of feeling to the musicality to the song and has a good sound, with the steel and fancy fret work and piano and the beat of the band keeps that bar room flavor alive throughout. I thank Arnold for willing to share his gift of music with me and I’d like to hear more from him in the future. I appreciate his friendship and thank him for his tremendous gift of song and music.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist Writer at Sound Wave One

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“SHE’S RIGHT HERE”

Well it’s no wonder and about time that this tremendously talented and pure soul is nominated for so many categories of music awards, quite frankly she’s always been a pure delight to speak with as well as to hear her incredible gift of song. With this in mind, Miss Tamanie Dove has bit me with her “Venom” and her incredible latest music project called 2018. It’s been quoted “I couldn’t have done this without your support, well my friends I am here to tell you I feel the same way towards this awesome singer songwriter & friend. Tamanie, arrives this album with a song called “Be Right Here” and what a beautiful ballad that just sums up a real & true emotional chord with myself, she has always had that power of reaching out to you in a way that seems to speak right to my heart and this song is only the first song on this wonderfully produced and sung album. “Stand Up” the 2nd cut on this wonderful and masterful album Tamanie brings in her element of versatility and shows her ability to “mix:” it up and really is vulnerable and is ahead of her time, I guess my words would be a “timeless treasure” that unlocks as you listen. The next track called “Venom” Tamanie, keeps her edgy but true music that really speaks to the elements of time and of place. The next track is called “Gone” Tamanie really is filled with the passion and I can really feel her emotionally charged feelings within the song and her tremendous vocals, …”outstanding” love it. With the next song starting out it’s a hard driven, gear shifting into high gear Tamanie brings the music driving machine to top speed, with the guitars ripping throughout and Tamanie just knockin’ it out of the park. The song is called “Not my Drama  a very explosive but powerful message ushered in the mix with Tamanies’ rough and rowdy kind of lyrics and musicality. The same kind of rough & grindy kind of music that gets your hips and body grinding to the beat, the song is called “Revelation” where Tamanie explores the region of reality and allows you to hear her thoughts, delivered via her powerfully written lyrics and executed with Tamanies’ ever so talented vocal range. “Delusional Hallucination” brings in the sound of tribal beats along with a eclectic style of flamenco and classical guitarism throughout. Tamanie has the ability to express herself through her tremendous vocal range and this song shows her expressiveness and is different, however it has the Tamanie signature on it. “I’ll Try” Tamanie brings in her passion, and expresses a lot of her love on this song  Tamanie, actually once again speaks to you with her natural abilities to convey her feelings and emotions and love throughout her wonderful music catalog. “Dissapear” has a almost funky kind of sound to it, however Tamanie pulls out her trigger of fire in her awesome vocal range and rides with pureness and feelings, and the song has sounds of rhythmic beats and guitar strums and has a almost bluesy funk to it, and is really enjoyable to hear this musical diversity in Tamanie. “I’m That” Tamanie has an almost grindy, edgy feel to this song that has a true bluesy feel to it and the guitar work is phenomenally great and with Tamanies’ vocals once again make it come alive. The next song is called “on Your Knees” Tamanie brings in her element of simple song, the song just is true Tamanie at her finest and I love the song. The last song on this album is called “Never Lie” and is probably one of my favorites on the album, I really love the way the music mix is blended within the haunting and mysterious and outstanding vocals of Tamanie. Tamanie Dove has been a tremendous gift to my life as a writer and I am so honored to have written her music album reviews and in my opinion she needs to be not only nominated for all the elements that she has, but nominated for pure talent and awesomeness and if there is a category for true friend that would get my vote. I thank Tamanie for all of her continued support for my writing and to quote “I Couldn’t Have done This without your Support” XoXoXo.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist/Writer at Sound Wave One

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“SOUND CHECK” THE ONE, THE ONLY.. ROY ORBISON

Born Roy Kelton Orbison on April 23,1936 in Vernon Texas. Given a guitar when he was 6 years old. Truly inspired by the success of Pat Boone. The young Roy grew ever so confident in his music, although a better singer than guitar.Roy signed on a deal with Monument Records with the influences of frat boys Phil & Don Everly. Who had introduced to each other at Northwestern University. Added to the appeal of the music industry was producer Sam Phillips who was working with Johnny Cash. In 1958 Roy recorded a song called “Ooby Dooby” written by Bob Moore, which garnered mild success the producer for Sun Records Jack Clement was quoted to tell Roy that he would never make it as a ballad singer. Roy was determined to make it as a singer, he knew and had his own confidence that had been shaken but not broken. By the year 1960 Roy had gained international success with his song called “Only The Lonely” which peaked at the #2 spot on the American charts, followed up with the song “Blue Angel” which cracked the top 10. With the next song which shared no where near the success of earlier songs the song called “I’m Hurtin’ which landed the number 27 on the charts. t wasn’t til 1962 that Roy which became a critically claimed singer with his song called “Running Scared” which raced up the charts and became Roys first number one song. staying 15 weeks on the charts, followed up with the huge success of “Running Scared” was a song called “Cryin”, In my opinion this song is one of Roy’s finest works, and his almost operatic style vocal range is tremendous. This is one song that I heard on my days as an AM radio jock, and actually fell in love with Roy’s voice and style and articulate range. One of the songs of Roys career playlist is a song called “Dream Baby” (How Long Must I Dream”) As time moved along Roy would not crack the charts until the  fall of 1963 with a song called “In Dreams” and once again Roy placed his eternally etched vocals into music history that landed the # 7 song. That very same year Roy brought us another single called “Falling” just squeezed it’s way over the top 20 charted songs for the year 1963. a merely 3 years had passed since Roy’s last song was heard and his song “Mean Woman Blues” featured in a movie called “Lovin’ You” and was very successful for Elvis Presley both on the R&B and country charts. Nearly a month later Roy followed up with his song called “Blue Bayou” which surfaced the top 30 songs of that year, later to be sung by the iconic Linda Ronstadt brought new life to it and made a top 10 single for her in the year 1977. this particular song in my opinion was heavily influenced by Roy’s marital problems. Later that same year Roy was introduced to the young country musician named Willie Nelson, who had written a song called “Pretty Paper” and didn’t wish to record for an album of his own, but later would, offered the song to Roy to sing, released by Monument Records as a Christmas single for the year 1963 brought to the charts and peaking at #15 just four days prior to Christmas day. By 1964 was contemplating going to the studio & recording a new album and attempting work on a failing marriage with his wife Claudette. By 1964 the marriage was over and as the song “It’s Over” was sitting on the number one spot for both charts both here in the states and overseas in the UK. Ten months later Roy & Claudette re amended their marriage and were together again. As Roy and Bill Dees co writer of “It’s Over continued to work together Roy’s popularity overseas increased. While finishing up his tour in England his wife Claudette joined him to finish up his tour  With all time success with the ever so popular song co written by long time co writer and friend Bill Dees and the song co written by Dees & Roy the ever popular and world famous song called “Oh Pretty Woman”, which stayed on the charts for an astonishing 14 weeks. With the huge success of the song
Oh Pretty Woman” with over 7 million copies sold worldwide.  Roy finished up his UK tour with pride and confidence.  Upon arriving back in the states Roy went back to his home in Tennessee , where he and his wife Claudette enjoyed the love of motorcycles together, then in June of 1966 tragedy struck, Roys wife was riding with Roy where a truck pulled out in front of them, killing her instantly. Then in 1968 Roy was arriving home to his home and to only find fire consuming his home, in the midst of the fire tragedy would strike again, not just once but twice both sons were tragically killed in this fire. Roy at this time seemed to become a very recluse singer and not performing or recording any music, until 1985 Roy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by music icon & a long time Roy fan himself, Bruce Springsteen, where he convinced Roy to do a live performance of his unforgettable song “Oh Pretty Woman” and turned out to be a almost three hour song set that included Elvis Costello, T. Bone Burnett, Tom Waits and other prominent musicians and friends of Roy’s. In 1988 a Roy resurgence came to a fever pitch with Roy convinced by long time friends Jeff Lynne of the Electric Light Orchestra, Tom Petty of the Heartbreakers and George Harrison of Beatles fame, and Bob Dylan and brought the song “Handle with Care” a top 10 song. With this renewed popularity, added to the excitement of Roy committing to recording and album with producers Jeff Lynne & Tom Petty, the album released on Virgin records in 1988 and releasing of the song “You Got It” in February 1989, Roy considered touring again, and with the advice and careful consideration of his wife Barbara decided to a tour. Plans were to be made the following week to prepare for this new and exciting moment in Roy’s career. This would never take place, Roy Orbison after enjoying an afternoon with his wife & boys Roy Jr., Wesley & Alex Roy Died of a heart attack at the tender age of 52. Roy has put his eternal flame in the music history books and I will always be eternally a fan and I look forward to hearing that echo of  Roys incredible operatic haunting voice that remains a huge influence on my music writing and musicians alike. May you rest in Peace Roy and never forgotten. To this day his sons have played at numerous events in loving memory of their father. Joined in this is Roys wife Barbara, that remains a active supporter of  his music and others that pursue music as their choice in life. 

For more information on Roy Orbison check out his website http://www.Royorbison.com

Steven F. Adams

Owner/Music Journalist/Writer SoundWaveOne

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” JUST A BUNCH OF GOOD OL’ BOYS”

As I listened to the new album from Tommy Miles with the Milestones, entitled “Ol’ Dude with an Attitude” Tommy & band. The sound of theirs is unique and has that rings attitude first cut on this album is called “Fire One up” and Tommy has that traditional country flare with his pointed lyrics that just tell it like it is. As the album continues the band brings in the sound of a twangy guitar with the song called “Anything But Goodbye” and Tommy’s songs have a contagious feeling to them. Tommys vocals have a unique style to them and are enjoyable. The next song called “This Old Man” tells his story of seems to be his own life and has a catchy feel to it, the fiddle and mandolin add flare to the song. the next song on this album is called “My Last hoorah” and has a sound of real traditional country and is quite enjoyable and Tommy brings in his own style of singing to every song on his album. “Guaranteed to Fit The Bill”Tommy & band the Milestones bring a rhythm sounding song and have a flavor of country bar music. the next song is called “I’m over you” and is a real “tear in the beer’ kind of song and Tommy brings in the Milestones , that keep the music flowing. The twang and rhythm continues with the next song called “Better Man” and throughout the album Tommy shows off his lyrical abilities on each song, including this one. “You’re Too old” the next song on this traditional and vintage sounding album, Tommy & Milestones keep the music flowing. The constant strumming of the guitar and steel guitar is evident throughout and always add a element of flare to any good song. I really caught on to this album by this song called “Made In China” where Tommy brings in his attitude part of his music and it all comes together with this song. the song called “Will I Ever Feel Fine” the band showcases their stuff in a great way and this is my personal favorite song on the album, where the Milestones & Tommy bring their music alive. “The Old Man in The Mirror” has & continues Tommy & the Milestones sound and adds his musical antics throughout. The Last Song on this album is called “Ol Dude With an Attitude” and Tommy & the Milestones have a sound that is unique, but traditional country withy a flare of Tommy’s continual antics and has got this good Ol’ Boy himself liking it.

Thanks to Tommy & the Milestones for allowing me to hear such talent and want to hear more of them in the future.

Steven F. Adams

Owner/ music journalist Writer Sound WaveOne

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