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Champlin, Bill / No Place Left To Fall
Album:No Place Left To Fall Collection:General
Artist:Champlin, Bill Added:10/2009
Label:Dream Makers Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-11-29 Pull Date:2010-01-31 
Week Ending:31 Jan24 Jan17 Jan10 Jan3 Jan27 Dec20 Dec13 Dec
Airplays:21131212

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 30, 2010:My Musical Midlife Meltdown
Stone Cold Hollywood
4.Jan 14, 2010:in the groove
Angelina
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