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MP3 Sherman Ayres - Simply Music

With ''Simply Music'', Sherman Ayres, offers a delicious musical "gumbo"... an eclectic blend of R&B grooves, Ballads, Pop/Folk and Classic Standards. The singer/songwriter blends the songs, in a style, which carries the listener on a musical journey.

14 MP3 Songs
URBAN/R&B: R&B Pop Crossover, EASY LISTENING: Mature

A Unique, Raw, Refreshing, Funky, Thought Provoking, Musical Journey. These are a few of the words one could use to describe ''Simply Music''.

Singer/Songwriter, Sherman Ayres, has put together an eclectic blend of great music that shares his gift of lyrical and musical diversity. What Sherman has accomplished with his self-produced album is a rarity for the ears of today''s music listeners. He presents a body of music best listened to, in just that way, as a body. Our fast paced world leaves little time to do those things which inspire like meditation, pleasure reading or pleasure listening. Well maybe its time to take a break and go on a musical journey called ''Simply Music''.

There''s no pretence in this music. It''s really all about the songs and the journey. A unique method of recording gives ''Simply Music'' a refreshing live "old school" studio sound.

" I really wanted to let the listener feel the songs. The ''Motown Sound'' did that better than anyone. I remember listening to those songs and thinking ''those guys sound like they could be right in this room''. They sounded that close. I wanted to take a shot at creating that type of feel. So in a way, this is a bit of a tribute to that era of recording as well."

''Simply Music'' carries the listener wistfully from the youthful optimism of ''That Is What I''ll Do'', through the heartache and revelation of ''Now I''m Lookin'' For a Love'' then with refreshing ease puts forth an ecological tribute to ''Mother Nature''.

With ''Second Chance'' we are all reminded of when we were given one. While the funky anthem, ''Dreamin'' Man'', is inspiration personified. Music can transform, as is the case with ''McIntyre Ditti'' whose infectious whistling makes it next to impossible not to smile. With his cover version of ''Ain''t No Sunshine'', Sherman manages to bring a level of emotion to the classic tune that will make you believe the sunshine is really gone!

"This is such a great song and has been covered so many times that I was hesitant to add one more. But it''s one of my favorites and I promised myself I would do it only if I could bring to it a totally different vibe. Hopefully you''ll feel as I do that we found a real special groove"

''Simply Music'' in some ways can be likened to a musical gumbo. In this compilation of songs you''ll find flavors of R&B and Jazz. Ballads of love help meld the ingredients while it all simmers in a low level of Funk. Ultimately the aromas of Gospel, Blues and a dash of Country and Reggae turn your helping into a full meal.
Each spoonful will taste a little bit different. But, if you like cuisines that titillate your palate and you''re not afraid to try new and exciting tastes, then this is one recipe you''ll have to try.

When you''re done, if asked what kind of music it is, answer in this way: It''s not a kind of music it''s ''Simply Music''.

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