Matter of Pride
My father likes to brag that I was such an unusual baby mostly because when I was too fussy, all he had to do was play Thelonious Monk, and I was calm. Great jazz music wasn't all I was exposed to growing up. My dad had a large music library, and I heard the best of the best in rock, jazz, folk, bluegrass, pop, Motown, etc. I love music. I love everything about it. I have to admit, this made it hard to decide which direction to go when choosing a genre or style to sing myself. Aside from classical training, I love singing rock, R&B, jazz, blues, alternative anything, fusion anything. But there is just something so right about doing alternative jazz and r&b/soul. When I heard the first recording of 'What I Should've Said' I was intantly hooked. It reminded me of Sade and some of the greats from the 80's jazz movement. There are also the elements of pop/rock and a ballad with a bit of a country feel to it. Who knows, maybe the next album might have more of everything else... but I'm so proud of my first solo endeavor! Enjoy! Tracks 1-4: Melissa Sobey ~ vocals, background vocals Billy Buchanan ~ bass, background vocals Casey Pollack ~ guitars Alexis Cruz ~ keyboards Brian Barefoot ~ drums Kevin Perry ~ additional keyboards, acoustic guitar on 'Talking In Circles' Produced and Arranged ~ Billy Buchanan for Vision 1st Music Recorded and Engineered ~ Kevin Perry Recorded at Chameleon Music in Cool Springs, TN Billy Buchanan appears courtesy of Elevate/Inpop Records Acoustic Track #5: Melissa Sobey ~ vocals Drew Hale ~ guitar Recorded and Engineered by John Bellafonte All tracks mastered by The Sound Lab at Disc Makers.