Thursday, June 2, 2016

Rockie Charles 1996 Born For You

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:16
Size: 79,14 MB

United States

Review by Glenn Astarita

Louisiana-based guitarist/vocalist, Rockie Charles' inaugural outing for "Orleans" records comes after years of workmanlike episodes in the music business, including a minor hit, titled "The President of Soul, PT. 1 & 2," recorded in 1970 for Soulgate Records." Otherwise, Mr. Charles has spent years as a tugboat commander amid various gigs and a stint in Nashville.

This release signifies the artist's country-soul palate, amid a few gospel-tinged numbers. Marked by a clean production featuring Rick Allen and Wayne Lohr's effective Hammond B-3, organ accompaniment, Charles surges forth as a singer who seemingly lives through every lyric. He possesses a certain sweetness that alludes to a down home feel, via an animated approach, backed by pleasant melodies, and bluesy grooves. Charles renders a few soft rockers to complement an infectious vibe, although few if any of these works contain catchy hooks or memorable choruses. Therefore, Charles might be lacking a hit within the ranks of these twelve pieces, however when viewed upon as a whole -- he conveys a charming mystique here.


01 - Born For You 02:54

02 - Old Black Joel 05:07

03 - Oh My Darling, Look What You're Doing To Me 04:15

04 - Festis Believe In Justice 02:06

05 - Please Tell Me It Ain't So 02:23

06 - Something Is Wrong With Our Love 05:10

07 - I Need Your Love So Bad, I'm About To Loose My Mind 03:43

08 - Don't Let Me Go 03:55

09 - I Just Called To Wish You A Merry Christmas 04:19

10 - I Like To Make Love When It's Pouring Down Rain 02:45

11 - There Is A Rainbow Hangin' Over My Shoulder 06:36

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