Thursday, August 25, 2011

Jack Mack News, New CD Release Announced

New CD Release....

The long awaited 30th Anniversary recording, SOUL MEETING”, will be released in August, 2011. The record features 12 amazing tracks. 7 originals and 5 “re-imaginations”, including two by the late great Solomon Burke. “Don’t Give Up On Me”, which has a wonderful Lee Thornburg horn arrangement a la Ray Charles, and “Soul Meeting” which features 5 singers: Bill Champlin, Max Carl, Mike Finnigan, Tim Scott and Mark Campbell all sharing the lead. Also, The Rolling Stones classic, “Under My Thumb” in the spirit of Otis Redding, circa 1969. Also included are Burt Bacharach’s, “Walk On By” and Otis Redding’s, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – Featuring 2010 America’s Got Talent winner, Michael Grimm. The original songs include:

”Ride The Rocket”, describing lead singer, Mark Campbell’s high school days, ”Soul Man” is a tribute to all the legendary soul singers who have passed away, “Sha La La” is an ode to street corner singers, and “I Just Need You”, sung by bassist, Bruce Atkinson is a Sam Cooke influenced shuffle. The bluesy, funky tracks: “What You See Is What You Get”, and “A New Past”, a song penned for this album and sung by former, Jack Mack and 38 Special lead singer, Max Carl. “Hard To Fall” is a gritty get down to the bone Rock and Soul groove. Former band members: John Paruolo, Kevin Cloud, Lee Thornburg, Tim Scott, Rick Shlosser, Tony Braunagel and Jim Coile all appear on the project in addition to a special guest appearance by blues legend, Curtis Salgado, 2010 Blues Foundations Soul Blues Male Artist of the Year..

The Band is also working on dates for Fall of 2011 as well as an extensive tour in 2012.

From Jack Mack "Come celebrate our 30th anniversary and release of our new CD at Harvelles in Santa Monica, Aug 27, 2011."

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Video of Jack Macks new song Sha La La