Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cherry Boop & The Sound Makers - The Way I Am (2014)

“THE WAY IAM “ sounds like a Soul Music album from the 60’s, but it is the new album from“Cherry BOOP and The Sound Makers “.
This LP is a brave step back to the roots of this fantastic, “ Afro-­Americain“ music...The songs are not “Ghetto Brothers“ vibes, their singer is more of a “Marilyn Monroe “ Soul type! The album really is a daytrip from Girona (Spain) where it was recorded to Philadelphia (USA) where it was mixed and mastering.
Olivier Pot composed every track (helped for arrangements by J Barrientos), he used those good vintage microphones, or Wurlitzer, or Glockenspiel and Vibraphone to make it sound like in good old time...

He respected the specific recording techniques of fabulous Labels as “Motown“, or “ Stax“. Of course, the warm and soulful mood of “the grooveyard“, Bobby Eli’s studio in Philly has been a real help to provoke that feeling...
We wanted to create our own melodies, and respect this amazing knowledge of those mythical studiosand bands, where Soul music was born“ C.BOOP.
And the magic occurred.. thanks to Mr Eli, The MFSB unique guitar player, Philadelphia is the place to be get those shiving vibrations on each track...
In his studio, Bobby Eli recorded strings quartet and an amazing duet with Cherry BOOP and William Hart, famous singer of “The Delfonics“.
A fantastic cover released in the UK as the 1st Single last year “I want to give you my everything“
For sure, this LP is blessed by Soul’s sky/gods...
On stage , Cherry BOOP and her band want to bring back those big bands that shaked and excited the crowds on Saturday night over the 60’s dance floors... Their music could easilypass for the soundtrack of a Tarantino movie.
Cherry’s inspiration spreads from Tammi Terrell to Branda Holloway and we can feel it in her melodies...This “Blue-­Eyed“ girl is tellin us: “ Black music is beautiful“ and her album is such a good way to emphasize it.
Cherry BOOP and the Sound Makers are talking us back with their time machine to a place where Soul Music no longer belongs to the 60’s, but to NOW!!

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