Donovan, Emma & The Putbacks / Dawn
Album: Dawn   Collection:General
Artist:Donovan, Emma & The Putbacks   Added:Nov 2014
Label:Hope Street Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-11-21 Pull Date: 2015-01-23
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Dec 28 Dec 7
Airplays: 2 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2015: New Zoo Emergency Crew
Black Woman
4. Dec 27, 2014: BravoMarco Variety Show
Over Under Away
2. Jan 16, 2015: funk to folk
My Goodness
5. Dec 06, 2014: Music Casserole
3. Jan 10, 2015: Music Casserole

Album Review
Young Mick
Reviewed 2014-11-14
Australian FUNK. Very soulful, somber vocal performance. Non-vocal performance is excellent. Several tracks have that low-fi funk song effect. To be completely honest, I do not enjoy Emma Donovan or even her backup. But I'm a huge fan of what The Putbacks are doing here. RIYL Sharon Jones, The Bamboos, Alice Russell. FCC clean.

1. ***(5:09) Sassy, wah-wah guitar intro. Very funky, soulful. Bad backup vocals.
2. *****(3:57) Excellent arrangement, not low-fi. Great breakdown towards end. Heavy organ use.
3. ***(3:54) Twinkling keys, longing tone, nothing special.
4. ****(5:38) Slow, quiet percussion. Spacious and seductive. Gets bluesy @ 1/2.
5. **(3:49) Faster. Driving funk. Donovan fails to match pace or mood of song. More distortion, effects.
6. ****(4:20) Upbeat, medium speed. Cheery, encouraging. Perhaps the best vocal performance.
7. *****(5:19) Slow, quiet percussion intro. Begging lover to come back. Gets way more interesting @2:00. Again, I do like the vocal performance here.
8. ***(3:44) Vocals good again. A little upbeat.
9. *****(4:58) Vocals good again. Percussion is only bongos in intro. Picks up @ 1:47. Ideal way to end an album... or a radio show?

Track Listing
1. Black Woman   5. Daddy
2. My Goodness   6. Keep Me In Your Reach
3. Dawn   7. Come Back To Me
4. Mother   8. Voodoo
  9. Over Under Away