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Soul Visa

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Peculiar Times (album)
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Some People (album)
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Wichita Lineman (album)
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Mary Jane (album)
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Mexican Stand Off (album)
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Any Kind Of Fool (album)
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Thrown In Shadows At The Wall (album)
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Caught In The Middle (album)
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Dark Clouds (album)
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Givin Up On Getting Up (album)
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 41:50

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Jimmy Webb, Burt Bacharach, kitchen sink

BurlVeneer

Once or twice a year I get a new album that's so good I listen to it over and over for days or even weeks, and this is one of those albums. Shawn Lee pays homage to Jimmy Webb with his cover of "Wichita Lineman" (which could have done without the Vocoder) and his reference to Galveston, Texas in "Peculiar Times," and his own compositions show a deep understanding of Webb's unique song structures. Lee is also a master arranger, with groovy basslines, well-placed wah-wahs, layers of strings, perfect little Bacharachian flourishes of horns and vocal "bop-bops". And as a drummer he's unbeatable. There's some Rundgrenesque blue-eyed soul going on in there too. A couple of the tunes drag a little, but most of the album makes for totally blissed-out listening.

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Great stuff

somedonot

I especially go for "Any Kind of Fool"

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