A Song for My Father (Target/180 Music, 2007)
The theme album A Song for My Father is part of an appealing new series developed exclusively for the Target store chain in the United States.
The concept is intriguing. The producers contacted several musically talented sons and daughters of pop legends to sing songs made famous by their fathers.
The young singers and musicians include Salvador Santana, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Jen Chapin, Ben Taylor, Carnie and Wendy Wilson, Chynna Phillips, Louise Goffin, A.J. Croce and others.
The highlights of the album are “Evil Ways” by Salvador Santana (Clarence Henry), “Soul Shake Down Party” Ky-Mani Marley (Bob Marley), “Midnight Rider” Devon Allman’s Honeytribe (Gregg Allman) and “Coming In To Los Angeles” Sarah Lee Guthrie (Arlo Guthrie).
The rest of the artists and songs included are: “Travelin’ Man” Matthew And Gunnar Nelson (Ricky Nelson); “Lover’s Cross” A.J. Croce (Jim Croce); “Cat’s In The Cradle” Jen Chapin (Harry Chapin); “Up On The Roof” Louise Goffin (Gerry Goffin & Carole King); “Bartender’s Blues” Ben Taylor (James Taylor); “Bird On A Wire” Adam Cohen (Leonard Cohen); “Yellow Moon” Ivan Neville (Aaron Neville & Joel Neville); “Warmth Of The Sun” Carnie & Wendy Wilson (Mike Love & Brian Wilson); “Got A Feeling” Chynna Phillips (Denny Doherty & John Phillips); and “Run To Me” Spencer Gibb & 54 Seconds (Barry Gibb/Maurice Gibb/Robin Gibb).
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.