Label: Megalith Records - MEGA-006 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Reggae • Style: Ska, Rocksteady
The Stubborn Records label makes its welcome return to activity with this impressive debut album by Westbound Traina ska and rocksteady band with roots in Boston and New Jersey. Led by trombonist and singer Obi FernandezWestbound Train deal primarily in smoothly swinging old-school grooves of the pre-reggae and early reggae variety, generally steering equally clear of the galloping up-up-up of traditional ska and the smoky mysticism of the roots period.
These are all romantic songs: on "Carlene," Fernandez sings in a suave, laid-back voice that contrasts nicely with the lyrics' heartbroken plea, while his bandmates harmonize doo wop-style behind him and swing the proceedings with Witness - The Fold - Fold gentle but fully assured groove; "Don't Cry" is a sturdy midtempo ska number that defies the object of the singer's former affections not to dance even as it invites her to leave.
The syrupy-slow reggae rhythm Carlene - Westbound Train - Searching For A Melody the title track frames a sweetly lovelorn lyric, Carlene - Westbound Train - Searching For A Melody Fernandez sings almost -- but not quite -- perfectly in tune nice falsetto, though.
Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date September, Recording Location Version City Studios.
Track Listing. Obi Fernandez. Westbound Train. My Heart Belongs to You. There Goes My Girl. I've Got This Feelin'. Don't Cry. Be with Me. Say It Twice. King Django. Something's Got to Change. Searching for a Melody. Rock It Inna Style. Version City Time. Salvation Obi Fernandez. Carlene Obi Fernandez. Be with Me Obi Fernandez. Say It Twice Obi Fernandez. Reflections Du Stinkst, Aber Ich Liebe Dich - The Knuts - Palast der Winde Django.
Something's Got to Change Obi Fernandez. Searching for a Melody Obi Fernandez.
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