Various Artists - C Notes for Haiti (2010)

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There have been enough earthquakes in diverse enough locales to provide ample fodder to those who believe we are truly living in the last days in time. In fact, recently there was another major quake in China. That's at least four big ones this year, by my count. The frequency and the fact that these tremors are taking place during a recession have many people wondering if potential donors might start suffering from compassion fatigue. That would definitely be bad news for the people of Haiti, who are still reeling from the disastrous quake that hit that nation in January. The people at ESCRO Entertainment hope that music fans will be willing to donate - especially if they get something good in return. That is why the label produced the compilation CD C Notes For Haiti. The album features jazz-infused R&B and contemporary jazz by some names known and respected by fans of the soul community.
There have been enough earthquakes in diverse enough locales to provide ample fodder to those who believe we are truly living in the last days in time. In fact, recently there was another major quake in China. That's at least four big ones this year, by my count. The frequency and the fact that these tremors are taking place during a recession have many people wondering if potential donors might start suffering from compassion fatigue. That would definitely be bad news for the people of Haiti, who are still reeling from the disastrous quake that hit that nation in January. The people at ESCRO Entertainment hope that music fans will be willing to donate - especially if they get something good in return. That is why the label produced the compilation CD C Notes For Haiti. The album features jazz-infused R&B and contemporary jazz by some names known and respected by fans of the soul community. The list includes Kloud 9, Impromp2, Nick Colionne and Rick Braun.  This is a very entertaining work of adult soul that features such high points as Darnell Kendricks' hit "Strawberry Lemonade," Matt Cusson's ballad "Every Step" and "Yours To Save" by Llisa Juried. Paul Hardcastle also adds a remade version of his first hit with "Rainforest 2010." C Notes for Haiti is a good way for music fans to help bring relief to tragedy while listening to music that will put them in a distinctly happier place.

Notable tracks: Promise, Peace, Horns for Haiti, Every Step, Yours to Save

Vocals: 3.5 stars
Lyrics: 3.0 stars
Music: 3.0 stars
Production: 3.0
Soultracks call: Recommended

By Howard Dukes

 

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