Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Rooney Tunes - Sally

Hear The Track Here

a-ba a-ba a-ba that's all folks!!! Ooops, sorry, wrong name ;) Not, as you might imagine, the Japanese versions of Bugs, Daffy, Yosemite Sam and all their mates, just a guy called Rooney who happens to make tunes. See? Easy when you know how. A completely new Soundclick name to me from the US whose music is - so I am told - 'a delicious and refreshing fusion of Jazz, Rock and Pop'. So, a little bit of everything eh? As you know I am partial to musical smorgasbords, so Michael Rooney (AKA Rooney Tunes) may well become one of my favourite cartoo... er.... musicians.

Hey, stranger things have happened.

It also helps that RT's genre is Jazz, in all its flavours and if gathering such fans as Rey Varela, Jim Miller and Mike Kohlgraf within that short space of time should give you a clue to what this is all about. Call it class, or call it old fart music, or call it the smoothest thing this side of velvet there is absolutely no denying that Mickey Rooney is a top class multi-instrumentalist, a terrifically talented songwriter and a professional down to his fingertips. Although it's for certain that Sally will not appeal to a large section of the Soundclick audience (especially those whose lives revolve around riches and bitches) there is no denying that you don't get that many tracks on here that sound this good.

The very first thing that struck me about Sally was the production, which is absolutely top notch. As Michael mentions on his webpage that either he plays all the instruments or he has session players on it. Speaking of which, that sax (one of the highlights of the track) sounds awfully familiar and if I didn't know any better I could swear I know the sax concerned. Either that or it's the drugs kicking in. On top of everything else Sally is just a great song, delivered in impeccable fashion that will please anyone who likes their music with a certain level of sophistication. A class act, that's for sure.

Most Highly Recommended.

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