Ronnie McNeir - Ronnie Mac & Company (2007)

Ronnie McNeir
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To look at the resume of artists with whom Ronnie McNeir has worked is like reading a who's who in soul music:  from Bobby Womack and Smokey Robinson to the Whispers and Angela Winbush.  Best known for his duet with Teena Marie on the 1984 classic "We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This," Ronnie has, for the last decade, been pleasing audiences across the globe as a member of the legendary Four Tops. 

With the release of his tenth solo project, Ronnie Mac & Company, McNeir delivers 17 splendid tracks of straight-up grown folk's music.  A spoken intro about an unfaithful companion sets the tone for the first track, "What Goes Around Comes Back Around."  Kirk Whalum drops in to bless "I'm In the Mood" with his tenor saxophone as Ronnie tickles the ivories in true soul man fashion.  Other highlights include "Funkin' In Las Vegas," "I Really Need Your Help Father (Personal Testimony)," and "Down in the Neighborhood." 

To look at the resume of artists with whom Ronnie McNeir has worked is like reading a who's who in soul music:  from Bobby Womack and Smokey Robinson to the Whispers and Angela Winbush.  Best known for his duet with Teena Marie on the 1984 classic "We've Got to Stop Meeting Like This," Ronnie has, for the last decade, been pleasing audiences across the globe as a member of the legendary Four Tops. 

With the release of his tenth solo project, Ronnie Mac & Company, McNeir delivers 17 splendid tracks of straight-up grown folk's music.  A spoken intro about an unfaithful companion sets the tone for the first track, "What Goes Around Comes Back Around."  Kirk Whalum drops in to bless "I'm In the Mood" with his tenor saxophone as Ronnie tickles the ivories in true soul man fashion.  Other highlights include "Funkin' In Las Vegas," "I Really Need Your Help Father (Personal Testimony)," and "Down in the Neighborhood." 

Ronnie Mac & Company is from the heart of a man who is all about making good soul music.  His tenor voice resonates throughout the disc and his smooth voice is the epitome of cool.  Recommended.  

By Christopher Whaley

 

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