Michael Grimm CD (2011)

Artist: Michael Grimm

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on 6/26/2011

Michael Grimm's smooth, soulful vocals warm the heart, sooth the soul, stir the emotions, and excite the senses. His wide range of genres from country to soul, R&B to rock to pop can only be described as "Classic Americana" and this debut album has it all; including that raspy, grizzly, soulful, and powerful vocal that you just have to hear to believe. Whether you want to sway to the music or bop to the beat, he is the most amazing and exciting singer, songwriter, musician that has come along in over a generation. Michael Grimm is an amazing talent and is undoubtedly a "music legend in the making". Do your ears and soul a favor and buy this album!

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Product Overview


Label Epic Records
SKU 220957046
UPC 886978199720
UPC 14 00886978199720
Format CD
Release Date 5/17/2011
Author Michael Grimm
Technical Info
Engineer Howard Willing
Producer Don Was
CatalogID 81997
Lable Name Syco Music
Released 05/17/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 31s
UPC 00886978199720
Musical Guests
Ann Wilson
Travis Tritt
Album Notes and Credits
Audio Mixer: Bob Clearmountain.
Recording information: Berkeley Street Studios, Santa Monica, CA; Harmony Studios, West Hollywood, CA; Ocean Way Studios, Hollywood, CA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Dove Shore.
Vocalist Michael Grimm's 2011 self-titled major-label debut builds upon the singer's soulful mix of Southern rock and R&B that helped him win the fifth season of the reality TV vocal competition America's Got Talent. Although Grimm has released several independent albums over the years, in many ways this album is his real introduction to most music fans and certainly maximizes his potential as a rootsy yet blue-eyed soul singer. Produced by journeyman musician Don Was, the album is a slick if still organic-sounding release, the kind that artists like Hall & Oates, the Allman Brothers, Otis Redding, and Donny Hathaway excelled at during the '70s and '80s. The comparison fits, as Grimm is the kind of vocalist perfectly suited for this sort of earnest, bluesy pop/rock. To these ends, listeners get the bold and fiery leadoff duet with Heart's Ann Wilson on Buddy Miller's "Gasoline and Matches" as well as a handful of other inspired covers, including a spine-tingling version of Alicia Keys' "Fallin'," a gritty duet with Travis Tritt on Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Simple Man," and a gorgeous, perhaps definitive take on Chuck Prophet's "No Other Love." A songwriter in his own right, Grimm's compositions here are also quite good and add to the album's overall genuine tone. Ultimately, tracks like the Traffic-sounding slow-burn ballad "Stay with Me (Baby)" -- as well as the old Rod Stewart feature of the same name that he also covers here -- with Grimm clearly giving it all he's got, leave you with the impression that, while Grimm is obviously not fronting the Faces, he is certainly kicking ass. ~ Matt Collar
Disc 1
1 Gasoline and Matches
2 Something I Said
3 Stay With Me (Baby)
4 No Other Love
5 Simple Man
6 Champagne and Wine
7 Let's Make Love Again
8 Red
9 Suddenly You Are
10 Fallin'
11 I Am
12 You Don't Know Me
13 Stay With Me
Product Attributes
Artist Grimm,Michael
Label Epic Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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