Southern Avenue – Southern Avenue (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:35 minutes | 878 MB | Genre: Soul, Funk, R&B
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: Qobuz | Booklet, Front Cover | © Stax
Named for the street in Memphis that leads to Soulsville, the original home of Stax Records, Southern Avenue is a fiery young Memphis quintet that embodies its hometown’s varied musical traditions while adding a youthful spirit and dynamic energy all its own. The band’s self-titled debut album is a breath of fresh air with a unique blend of gospel-tinged R&B vocals, roots/blues-based guitar work and sublimely soulful songwriting, an impressive testament to the combo’s talent and vision.
Southern Avenue is a hit, and after just one listen it is obvious why this band was the hometown choice for the International Blues Challenge. The band is worthy of the Stax Records label, and this is one of the best debut albums of the year. It deserves a listen, and be sure to take a peek at their website as they have a heavy touring schedule through the end of summer, including shows all over the states and a few festivals in the Netherlands. If this album is any indication of what their live show is like, it would be a great idea to make the time to seek them out.
01 – Don’t Give Up
02 – What Did I Do
03 – It’s Gonna Be Alright
04 – Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love
05 – Love Me Right
06 – 80 Miles From Memphis
07 – Wildflower
08 – No Time To Lose
09 – Rumble
10 – Peace Will Come
Produced, Engineered & Mixed by Kevin Houston.
Mastered by Paul Blakemore at CMG Mastering.
Tierinii Jackson – lead vocals
Ori Naftaly – guitar
Jeremy Powell – organ, Rhodes & Wurlitzer electric piano
Daniel McKee – bass
Tikyra Jackson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Please note: Tracks 1-3,6,7 are 48 kHz/24-bit PCM recordings, mastered in 96 kHz/24-bit.