Champlin, Bill / No Place Left To Fall
Album: No Place Left To Fall   Collection:General
Artist:Champlin, Bill   Added:Oct 2009
Label:Dream Makers Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-11-29 Pull Date: 2010-01-31
Week Ending: Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 10 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13
Airplays: 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 30, 2010: My Musical Midlife Meltdown
Stone Cold Hollywood
4. Jan 14, 2010: in the groove
2. Jan 28, 2010: in the groove
I Want You To Stay
5. Jan 08, 2010: Time Traveler (Top Indie CDs of 2009)
All Along
3. Jan 21, 2010: in the groove
Tuggin' On Your Sleeve
6. Jan 07, 2010: in the groove
Look Away

Album Review
Uncle Steve
Reviewed 2009-11-30
NO FCC Violations

(reviewed by “Uncle Steve”, 11/21/2009)

Bill is a Bay Area native, with a long history leading “The Sons of Champlin” + 2 ½ decades with “Chicago”. This is very slickly produced, with a lot of vocal harmonies (many falsettos). It has tight instrumental performances from a group of frequently heard studio musicians. The first couple of cuts have a “Dr. John meets Stax” feel, lots of organ & piano stabs, with New Orleans/Memphis funk (yet still with an 80s production feel). Other tracks sound a lot like 80’s era “Chicago”, sans horns.

Overall: Good performances, but rather pedestrian for a College Radio Station.

Recommended Tracks: 2 (funky, bluesy), 12 (mid-tempo, funky, lyrics make fun of Hollywood types).

Track Listing
1. Total Contrrol   7. Never Been Afraid
2. Tuggin' On Your Sleeve   8. Angelina
3. The Truth   9. Look Away
4. No Place Left To Fall   10. I Want You To Stay
5. Lover Like That   11. Never Let Go
6. Lookin' For You   12. Stone Cold Hollywood
  13. All Along