Monday, February 8, 2010
Joyce Wilson Nixon "In Flight"
I asked Joyce for this (her) CD at a Spy Guys TV Taping @ Club W in 2007, after she so graciously answered my request with a "Yes" (Thank You Joyce!) I promised her I would listen to it and little did I know I would still have it in 2010 and after listening to it (and enjoying it!) I would be doing a review for it on my own blog in 2010.
So here we go,
Track 1 "Softly" is a smooth and sexy track backed by a sweet R&B groove.
Track 3 "Come Fly" is a slow, R&B flavored ballad that will definitely get you "in the mood" if you get my drift.
"Break Your Mind" has a nice, catchy chorus and a funky guitar solo, being a guitarist/bassist I would have liked to hear the guitar mixed more prominently.
Track 5 "Sweat" has a sexy, funky drumbeat and some tastefully played wah-wah lead guitar...the overall feel and groove of this track oozes sexuality..."Sweat" is my fave track on "In Flight".
"Envy" has a heavy guitar intro and then Joyce's sweet, soaring vocal lines take over the rest of this track, Joyce gives us a taste of her vocal ability and range.
This track has some of the best singing on the entire CD.
A perfect choice for a final track, "B-Low" has a Rap/Dance feel to it and the "D.J." (or is it M.C.?) adds some cool shout outs while Joyce sings her melodic lines about the "B-Lo"...
...FYI if you don't know by now "B-Lo" is the new nickname the kids have been using for the City of Buffalo lately.
This CD has elements of classic R&B, blues, funk, rock and jazz all topped off with some silky smooth, sex infused grooves and vocals, but nothing blatantly sexual, this CD is classy and it sounds like a "Top 40" record, yknow, like something you might hear on "KISS 98.5" or "STAR 102.5".
"In Flight" came out in 2007 so it's probably sold out, but you can find Joyce Wilson Nixon on Facebook and Myspace, being on Facebook myself I recently received an invite to 1 of Joyce's recent shows so she's still out there doing her thing, probably with a great new CD in tow.
All these songs were written by Joyce and Flick Williams.
This CD was recorded, mixed and mastered at Pharoah Productions.
Produced by Flick W. and distributed by Pharoah Productions. 2007
Thank You Joyce and The Spy Guys!!