cheap michael kors A soulful Robert Cray tunes in

By | August 19, 2015

A soulful Robert Cray tunes in to the sounds of his youth

“In My Soul” a title that sums up what is to come is imbued with mellifluous rhythm and blues redolent of the kind of tunes that came from the Chess and Stax record labels in the 1950s, ’60s and early ’70s.”I grew up listening to this kind of music at home. East Coast, South and Southwest then Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.It is old style bluesy crooning with an edge, epitomised on the new album by the song “Hold On” in which a stressed out man travels home to the woman he loves, the only part of his life that keeps him sane when the world closes in.The song, Cray notes in publicity material, was deliberately produced as a “70s Philly kind of thing” basically richly produced soul of the kind that came from Philadelphia.Other songs on “In My Soul” include covers of 1960s Stax/Volt artist cheap michael kors Otis Redding and Chess’s Bobby “Blue” Bland. The instrumental “Hip Type Onions” is a tribute to Stax’s Booker T. the MGs.Cray says producing such an album was not deliberate, it just happened.”This is a departure, (but) the way we record comes together by osmosis,” he said.It also does not mean that the current tour will be taken over by the “In My Soul” sound.”Having the record just expands our book,” Cray said.Cray, a five time Grammy winner and Blues Hall of Fame inductee, is even better known for his playing than his singing, having worked with the likes of Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughn and John Lee Hoo cheap michael kors ker.This latest soul offering is peppered with what Rolling Stone magazine has called “razor sharp” guitar work, sometimes stalki cheap michael kors ng the background, other times dominating out front all the time at the crossroads of blues and soul.It is perhaps a little ironic, given this, that one of Cray’s unexpected claims to fame was on bass, rather than lead, with the fictional Otis Day The Knights in the cult film “Animal House”.But his six string work is what matters, and what persuaded guitar maker Fender back in 1989 to create a customised Robert Cray Stratocaster for him and for general sale.It took around a year and a half to get the pick up just right on the Strat, Cray said, adding that he does n cheap michael kors ot know how many have been sold but that he keeps being asked to sign them at shows. (Editing by Michael Roddy and Robin Pomeroy)