Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers 1986 Walkin' On The Water
Rate: 160 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 35,67 MB
Bass, Vocals – Paul Slivka
Drums, Vocals – Jim Hannum
Guitar, Vocals – Christopher Day
Keyboards, Vocals – Rob Miller
Lead Vocals, Guitar – Tommy Conwell
Tommy Conwell emerged on the Philly music scene playing in every nightclub in the Philadelphia Metropolitan area in the mid-eighties, most notable were The Chestnut Cabaret, 23 East Cabaret and the Ambler Cabaret, which were more than coincidentally managed by Steve Mountain, who also happened to manage The Young Rumblers.
Conwell, a master guitarist; blues style, gave three-hour plus concerts at these venues on a regular basis. The electricity of these shows rivalled what Springsteen was giving in large arenas, and Conwell's name quickly began attract attention from people who loved Rock and Roll and Blues music.
When Walking On The Water was released (Yes, it was released on vinyl, but was also very popular on cassette at the time), it got regular airplay on 93.3 WMMR, 94.1 WYSP, 97.5 WPST (NJ) and became this biggest local selling record since The Hooters' "Nervous Night" and Robert Hazard and The Heroes EP.
What this album provided that Thorogood's albums didn't was that it was more accessible to a young audience, while providing high-octane Rock and Roll. Conwell was writing his own music as well as writing with others like Robert Hazard and Eric Bazilian.
These songs are catchy, well-written and rocking. The following year, Conwell signed a national contract, re-recorded the more popular songs from this LP and once the album caught fire nationwide, he was invited to play at The American Music Awards on national television.
It's rocks just as hard as it did in the late 80's. (NeedlesPascali)
01 - Here I Come 03:05
02 - Love's On Fire 04:22
03 - Walkin' On The Water 03:27
04 - I'm Home 03:16
05 - I'm Not Your Man 03:47
06 - Do You Still Believe In Me 03:41
07 - Everything They Say Is True 04:22
08 - Tonight's The Night 02:49
09 - Million Pretty Girls 02:23
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