Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream
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Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream

Carl Sandburg Visits Me In A Dream will serve as a blog for me to share my thoughts and musings, with a special emphasis on music. The music that will appear in this blog is for evaluation/sampling purposes only, and is designed to promote up and coming bands. Remember, if you like the artist(s), buy the CD! If you are the owner of a sound file and would like it removed, please contact us and we will kindly take it down.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Marc Broussard's Got Soul

Marc Broussard has traded in his clean-shaven, smooth-talkin' pop sensibilities into a shaggy-haired soulful opus that glorifies (but doesn't redefine) classic soul artists and their influences. On his latest record, S.O.S. Save Our Souls, Broussard takes on the daunting task of performing covers of soul performers like Marvin Gaye and the Staple Singers. But he does so with such care and delicacy, that it's hard not to instantly love this album. Some accuse Broussard of lacking the ability to craft original songs, deeming the covers album a simply money-making scheme, but I dare you to take one listen to "Come in From The Cold" and tell me he's not talented. Queue up "Respect Yourself" and try to prevent yourself from groovin' along like a giddy school girl (guilty). If that doesn't suit your fancy, try putting on the cover of Gaye's "Inner City Blues" and close your eyes. I can't help but hear Marvin himself singing that song. So what are you waiting for? Go and get yourself a copy of S.O.S. Save Our Souls.
Listen to "Inner City Blues" (4.8/5)
Listen to "Come in From the Cold" (4.8/5)



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