Never undervalue the influence of social media. It can educate, entertain, rally the public, and embarrass prominent personalities. It does, as well, can bring people from various walks of life together.
Time and again, the unusual collaboration between Bobby Caldwell, a veteran smooth pop and soul singer-songwriter, and Boz Scaggs, a modern hit-making producer, is an excellent illustration of social media power in action.
About the Album
Someone was paying attention since the first track on this CD is the original version of "What You Won't Do For Love." I was dissatisfied with the "new" performance, having purchased Go West's "Indian Summer" CD specifically for that song years ago. (If you can find it, "Indian Summer" is also highly recommended.) According to the CD sleeve, it has been covered more than 70 times. I'm not shocked, but who'd have guessed Tupak Shakur would become involved? Many of the songs on this CD have been covered by others, notably Amy Grant and Peter Cetera's "The Next Time I Fall" and Boz Scaggs' "Heart of Mine" from "Other Roads." "Night of Van Goh," which is featured on "Other Roads," is not included on this CD. It's one of Bobby Caldwell's (and Boz Scaggs) greatest songs, but it's only available on "Other Roads." The song isn't even on Boz Scaggs's "Anthology" CD. "Rain" and "Every Time You Say My Name," two new tracks, are also excellent.
About the Singer
Bobby Caldwell's voice might be described as timeless. It has remained consistent, smooth, and soothing to listen to for decades. Since his debut greatest hits compilation, "Timeless," here is a selection of largely single releases from his CDs.
This album also features an original rendition of "What You Won't Do for Love," a smooth jazz classic and one of my favorite 1970s tunes. This is the pinnacle of current jazz. This album is like a time capsule of "SMOOTH JAZZ," and it takes you through a variety of time periods, all of which are fantastic. Just listen to the automobile commercials that read "WHAT YOU DO FOR LOVE" and "HEART OF MINE," and you will know what an underdog this album is.
As it turns out, Bobby Caldwell is an artist that originally caught my eye when conducting music matching web search. And I've mostly been introduced to his music through the internet so far.
During the previous several years, albums from his prime, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, have become increasingly difficult to find, but Time and Again has made sure that all his hits are together in one place for every avid listener to enjoy!