Warm Then Now Always
**Starred songs on CD 'warm...then...now...always' recorded and mixed at The Frank Collett Studio, North Hollywood, CA, (1983). Recording and mixing engineer: John Taglieri. CD previously recorded in 1983 but not released until 2007. ********************************************************* Jimmy Spencer is truly a balladeer extraordinaire and "WARM" certainly proves it. He caresses each song with a soft gentle warm style that sets the mood for a quiet romantic experience. The ballads tell of new love, old love and everything in between. Spencer bares his heart and soul to tell a love story for his listeners. One I'm sure most will relate to. His smooth and sensually deep voice passionately proves he still has what it takes to set the mood and capture his audience. Rejoice in the joy... feel the heartache... revel in each moment...feel WARM! Yes, Jimmy Spencer is back...so sit back, relax, enjoy a glass of wine and take that trip to paradise! M. Valentine ********* Today the singer who reaches his audience through the warmth and love he feels for his songs and the people he sings to is rare indeed. JIMMY SPENCER is that kind of singer. It's Jimmy's love of people that makes it possible for him to touch them as he does with his music. He cares about the people who listen to him sing. It shows in every song. ******** Tolucan Times...6/6/07...by Mary Mallory With a rich baritone voice that's a cross between Nat King Cole and Barry White, Jimmy Spencer offers smooth, lush ballads and snazzy jazz in his concert promoting his new CD, 'warm...' then...now...always. Singing both traditional, romantic standards as well as up-tempo, toe-tapping numbers, Spencer radiates a true love of performing before audiences. He demonstrates a wide range of vocal talents including scat singing, crooning, and stylish, elegant phrasing. Spencer sensually caresses the notes like a gentle, romantic lover. In particular, he offers delicate line readings to romantic tunes like 'Blue Gardenia' and 'Always,' emphasizing the wistful, bittersweet nature of relationships and love. He also brings a zesty nuance to the fun 'All of Me,' as well as a bouncy, snappy up-tempo to 'Orange Colored Sky.' Pianist Karen Hernandez superby blends her understated yet emotional playing with Spencer's vocal stylings, offering strong support to his interpretations of the songs. Other performers also provide good back-up to the singer. Spencer's warm, velvety voice successfully captures the emotional heart of the songs on his current CD as it evokes nostalgia for the days of the Rat Pack. Jimmy Spencer performed at Barone's 13726 Oxnard St. In Valley Glen, On June 2, accompanied by Karen Hernandez for the release of his new CD 'warm...'. ******** Bob's Beat, LA Jazz Scene.....'Jimmy sings with a lot of conviction and soul and sure knows how to tell a story...' Pat Taylor, Tolucan Times.....'Jimmy's smooth and sensually deep voice, reminiscent of Nat King Cole, passionately proves 'he's still got what it takes...' Katherine Tolford, Burbank Leader.....'Jimmy courts his audience with a smooth and gentle phrasing and warm delivery...'