Lazy Sunday around the manse. Church, then a little work on the hobbies, which include restoring an old radio – a 1958 Zenith AM/FM table model (cabinet turned out nice, but still nothing but static out of the speaker…), and some music while working.
And then writing about the music. Some of it was sort of…”meh,” and we won’t be talking about that.
Adina Even-Zohar – For The First Time
(in a long time)
Released – 2012
Some albums have such a classic sound – a combination of the material and the vocalist – that I want to run ‘em through a filter to get that old-time radio ambiance.
Such is the case with Adina Even-Zohar, and this album, comprising a dozen classics and one original tune.
This is lean-back listening, plush and velvety; so rich, you can almost feel the texture of Ms. Even-Zohar’s voice coming out of the speakers.
Favorites here include Irving Berlin’s “Let’s Face The Music And Dance,” along with “The Very Thought Of You,” and “I Wanna Be Seduced,” written by Gary Richard Tigerman, whose story is a whole other story in itself.
Ms. Even-Zohar says the decision to sing professionally was a mid-life one.
Could have fooled me. Sounds like she’s been doing this all her life.
Very highly recommended.
Speaking of lazy Sundays – I recently reviewed some great music from a young Canadian singer, Renée Yoxon. One of the things she does at her blog/website with some frequency is suggest playlists of music to fit the mood, via the website 8tracks.com. Here’s her most recent – fit for a lazy Sunday.