Michelle WILLSON - Wake Up Call MP3/Flac

Styles: Modern Electric Blues, Jump Blues
Recorded: 2000/2001
Released: 2001
File: mp3 @ 320 kbps
Size: 115.07 MB
Time: 47:28
Art: Full

1. Wake Up Call - 5:23
2. Just Like A Dog (Barking Up the Wrong Tree) - 3:45
3. They Don't Want Me to Rock No More - 3:57
4. Leap Of Faith - 3:47
5. Think About Me - 4:32
6. Pleasin' You - 3:06
7. The Way You Say Goodbye - 3:56
8. Set You Free - 4:35
9. Water Water - 2:29
10. Crazy, Crazy - 4:18
11. Mi My Moo - 3:40
12. People Say - 3:59

Personnel: Michelle WILLSON - Vocals
Scott Shelter, Barry Fleischer - Saxophones, Bass Clarinet
Dave Limina, Ken Clark - Keyboards
Mike Mele - Guitar
Zac Casher - Drums

Notes: Songstress Michelle Willson tears it up on her jazz-infused blues set Wake up Call. The album is rife with dancing organs, bouncing drums, a sizzling saxophone, and the robust vocal stylings of Willson. The album opener and title track is an entirely funky affair. Willson's voice struts over a groovin' rhythm, bass clarinet accents, and soulful Hammond B3 organ trills. It is impossible to not be moved by this performer. With her lush, sultry, and robust voice, Willson can get a rise out of a stone statue. The smoking blues-rock anthem "Just Like a Dog [Barking up the Wrong Tree]" is among the disc's many shining moments and boasts a siren of a saxophone line and Willson, again, cutting it up. Five of the 13 tracks are originals by Willson -- she generally performs music by other songwriters and artists -- and they fit right in with the disc's funky jazz-blues. "Set You Free," one of Willson's own, snaps, crackles, and pops as the singer says good riddance to a deadbeat lover. What a bouncin' good time this recording is. Just try to sit still while listening - it won't happen. Willson's singing is like a strong cup of Joe - it beelines right to the gut and jolts the system. If there ever was a wake-up call, this worthy album would be it. ~~ by Liana Jona