Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

ARNOLD MC CULLER

Soon As I Get Paid

2011-08-28

Arnold McCuller has made a pretty nice living as a musican doing background vocals for James Taylor, Lyle Lovett, Phil Collins and a bevy of other superstars. He's occasionally released a few little-known side projects along the way, but this release seems intent on testing the waters for more solo appearances. He has a great voice and puts it to good use in this set, made up of originals, covers and new interpretations. The title track and "Gods and Monsters" are well-crafted originals. The gospel tinge to "The River Knows Your Name" and "The Whale Have Swallowed Me" is just right. And check out the funk of "Don't Go Nowhere," the closing track. The most recognizable of the tunes are the remakes, "Lonely Teardrops" and "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"--both professionally done, of course, but I'll take Arnold's own creations. 08/11 Michael J. B-R&B

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Blues

  • reviewed 03/2017

    JO HARMAN
    PEOPLE WE BECOME

  • reviewed 04/2018

    LAURIE MORVAN
    GRAVITY

  • reviewed 04/2013

    LISA CEE
    My Turn

  • reviewed 06/2008

    JAMES HUNTER
    THE HARD WAY

  • reviewed 04/2018

    TERESA JAMES & THE RHYTHM TRAMPS
    HERE IN BABYLON

  • reviewed 10/2013

    PETE ANDERSON
    BIRDS ABOVE GUITARLAND

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.