Even with all of the highs and lows, Deodato’s The Crossing has one true megahit song

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With plenty of background instruments and the always popular Al Jarreau leading the way on vocals, “Double Face” is definitely one song to party to and savor.

Playing on the first track at a rather cool 5 minutes and 48 seconds, there is a slightly shorter version to close this album at just under four minutes.

Famed 1990 dance rock group Londonbeat (remember their megahit, “I’ve Been Thinking About You”?) teams up on the 7 minute title track, plus on Track 5 with the decently paced song “No Getting Over You.”  John Tropea also contributes a pair of nice songs with “Night Passage” on Track 4 and the one phrase clearly in most Americans minds but furthest from reality with more snow to affect the final NHL Stadium Series contest at Soldier Field in Chicago when the 2013 Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The song on Track 6 is simply called “Summertime” and is definitely worth a listen.

Overall, this 2010-2011 release by Soul Trade, but under exclusive license to NuGroove 2.0 is a definite keeper.  And yes, Deodato definitely belongs in any jazz fan’s library.


The next artist that I plan to spend the month of March definitely fits in that similar class.

Most of her key fame came during the late 1970’s to the early-mid 1990’s.  However, it was in the years 1981, along with 1990, 1993, and 1994 was where Gal Costa truly made a mark of her own.

This Brazilian born artist calls the Steel City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home these days–but way back when Michael Jackson was taking the fledgling cable channel of MTV to dizzying heights…Gal Costa blended in very soothing lyrics and sensual rhythms.

Look for those blogs in-between my more frequent entries involving my other passion as Selection Sunday and the NCAA Tournament draws ever so closer.


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