Eddie Sea - Starz

Eddie Sea
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If there is one child of the seventies to be found these days, it is Eddie Sea .  On his debut Moon City , the Chicago-based producer/songwriter transported the listener to a decade when music was free of auto tunes and filled with pure joy.  And why mess with precious memories?  Sea's follow-up disc, Starz, features more original material that drips with a sensual vibe of soul, funk and Latin that gave seventies urban music its silky smooth touch.

If there is one child of the seventies to be found these days, it is Eddie Sea .  On his debut Moon City , the Chicago-based producer/songwriter transported the listener to a decade when music was free of auto tunes and filled with pure joy.  And why mess with precious memories?  Sea's follow-up disc, Starz, features more original material that drips with a sensual vibe of soul, funk and Latin that gave seventies urban music its silky smooth touch.

The shining star on Starz is another Chicago talent - Shauntia Toussaint - who packs a vocal punch and conveys vulnerability.  "Living in A World of Fantasy" recalls Chaka Khan riveting vocals.  Toussaint and Taj Salon present a pleasing duet on "Superstar" as Toussaint captures the essence of Minnie Ripperton.  Anchored by a funky cello section, "Eyes of Pain" reveals shades of Phyllis Hyman.  Even though Starz starts losing its seventies' luster on the final two tracks, Sea does a commendable job reliving those childhood memories.  

Other Notable Songs:  "Lost In A Whirlwind," "Tiki Room" & "Natural Feelings"

Vocals:  3.0 stars
Music:  3.0 stars
Lyrics:  2.5 stars
Production:  2.5 stars

SoulTracks Call:  Recommended

By Peggy Oliver

 

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