|Stern, Leni / Black Guitar|
|Artist:||Stern, Leni||Added:||Mar 2004|
|Add Date:||2004-05-03||Pull Date:||2004-07-05|
|Week Ending:||Jun 13||May 30||May 9|
|1.||Jul 19, 2012:||That's Not Bluegrass |
|4.||May 25, 2004:||the jewish alternative |
|2.||Nov 23, 2007:||That's Not Bluegrass- really! |
Can Joe Cocker...
|5.||May 04, 2004:||Cold Clammy Hand of Friendship |
Can Joe Cocker...
|3.||Jun 08, 2004:||the jewish alternative |
Soft pop/folk songs, with occasional "lite" blues and touches of new age, from guitarist Stern (German-born wife of jazz guitarist Mike Stern). Most tracks try too hard to be pretty and/or relaxing -- reflective mood-setters, the kind of stuff that's popular with aging classic-rockers. |
Stern is best known for instrumental blues. Her voice is good and well suited to this kind of music, with only an occasional hint of her accent. She's a competent blues guitarist, which adds some flair to these tracks, but overall there's little here that's new and plenty that's old hat, and the smooth-jazz touches on 11 and 13 are just wrong.
1- Soft pop/folk. Mid/slow, warmly reflective 2- Funk lite, with a mid/fast snap. Starts slow and atmospheric
3- Slow folk
4- Slow, w/embarrassing "ghostly" backing vocals
6- Gentle blues, w/some male vocals
8- Romatically bluesy, with B3 organ & male vocal
11- Slow, with gruesome smooth-jazz sax.
13- Smooth jazz. Romantic, sappy
5- Gentle, engaging, mid/fast. Starts slow.
7,10,12- Mid/fast guitar noodlings over slow synths. New agey, trite. Not recommended.
14- Soft, wandering, at a mid/fast pace. Athletic drum segment.
|1.||Can Joe Cocker...||8.||So Good to You|
|2.||Chinatown Revisited||9.||Black Guitar|
|4.||City Sing for Me||11.||One Day|
|6.||Mercy in the Night||13.||Why's Your Skin So White|