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The singer on this album it the very talented man Tony Roi (here he spells his name: Tony Roy). When writing this, he is currently working on his "Spanish" album. Before he released the "Hand in Hand" album, he hade some singles out which contained some of the songs later put on this album. The single: "One More Time" sold gold in Europe! Tony has a strong voice that reminds me a little bit of Elvis Presley, and maybe also a little bit of the belgian singer Helmut Lotti.
You can listen to some sound clips from the album at: www.amazon.de (you have to search first for the album in Amazon's search engine). This album was produced by Jack White and recorded in Germany. Tony has also been (and still is) involved with Legends In Concert, for over ten years.
Short audio sample of "Back On The Road Again"
It's hard to point out any favourite tracks, because they are all great. If I have to choose, I would say There goes my love, which is a great cover of this Buck Owens song, and Goodbye Maria, written by Chuck Mead in BR5-49.
If you want to listen to samples from this CD you can go to Amazon.com.If you like this band, I can also recommend the following bands/artists: Starlight Drifters, Country Cattin', Jessie Al Tuscan & the Lumberjacks.
My favourite songs on this album are: Waitin' For The Axe, Six Days On The Road and Cracker Jack.
My favourite songs in this CD are: Fool For Loving You and Stars In My Eyes. Great ballads!
Short audio sample of "Fool For Loving You"
My favourite songs on this album are Unchained Melody, Blue Velvet and Burning Bridges. Blue Velvet is, as I mentioned, a duet with Bobby Vinton. In It's Only Make Believe, he sings duet with the country legend Conway Twitty, in Burning Bridges he sings duet with an other country legend Jack Scott, Never To Old To Rock N' Roll is a duet with Jerry Lee Lewis and She's My Saturday Night Special is a duet with Wayne Newton.
If you want to listen to samples from this CD you can go to Amazon.com.
Most of the songs in this album where written by the songwriting legends Chinn and Chapman, Funny Funny, Co Co, Poppa Joe and Little Willy, to name a few. Other songs where written by the band members themselves, Need A Lot Of Lovin', Burning, New York Connection and Rock And Roll Disgrace.
This CD contains, like I said, is a great mix of songs - from nice "bubblegum-pop" to harder glam-rock songs. I especially like the songs: Little Willy, Co Co and The Ballroom Blitz.
The best tracks are in my opinion: Looking for freedom (awesome!), Hot shot city (rocking!) and Je t'aime means I love you. This album is one of David's best, with a good mixture of ballads like: Wir zwei allein and Flying on the wings of tenderness and rocking songs like: Hot shot city and Crazy for you.
The CD starts with the title song "Hooked On A Feeling", written by Mark James and originally recorded by BJ Thomas. This song has also been covered by the Swedish singer Björn Skifs. The song "Beach Baby" was a hit with First Class in the 70's. "Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye" is also a old song, written by John D. Loudermilk in 1962. Some of the songs on this album has David himself been a part of writing (More Than Words Can Say, Santa Monica Nights, I'm Your Lover and If I Had One Wish).
This is a pretty good album. All the lyrics are included if you want to sing along. The songs are mostly ballads. Some more up tempo songs had not been wrong. It's a pretty good album, but "Looking for... The Best" is better.
As you probably can see from the CD cover, Rick has been influenced by Elvis Presley, which you can hear in a couple of songs. Rick has also his own tribute show to the King. When singing Elvis songs, he can sound similar to Elvis (I have a video tape where he sings a lot of Elvis songs from the 50's and 60's). My favourite songs in this CD are: Ready Freddy 23 skidoo tonight, Heart and soul and Rock n' roll.You can find Rick Saucedo's homepage at: www.ricksaucedo.com. There can you listen to some short sound samples and order merchendise.
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