Cornell CC Carter performs Live with his Special Guest covering the Funky Version of ‘Slaves’ Watching You!
The Second of Three Videos from The Album “Vindicated Soul” by Cornell CC Carter and his Live Band featuring Kirk Crumpler, Rich Aguon, David Council, Will Williams, Niecy Robinson and Nate’ Soulsanger!! A Must see Trilogy!
“Yes, there is still new music out there that is being played for dancing. Wasn’t that why jazz got popular in the first place?
Bassist Michael Pennick is the featured lead instrument on this collection of stomping originals with Rodney Spears-Charlie Crymes/key, Ronald Walker/g, Tim Webb/perc-dr and various guests. Pennick’s bass bounces like a Superball as he sets a groove on the funky “Sunday Night” and guest Ken Witman’s tenor riffs well with Walker’s guitar on “Sunrise.” The grooves sizzle on “Tony Rome” and “Feelin You” and Pennick’s thumb must be covered with blisters as he really hits the strings.”
Buffalo, New York based jazz band “E-Life 7” has recently sprung from years of collaboration between guitarist Ron Walker and bassist Mike “Michael” Pennick, both of which were part of the R & B band, The Exoutics. The recording of the debut album “Miked Up” features keyboard players Rodney Spears and Charlie Crymes Jr., and drummer-percussionist Tim Webb added to the duo.
Guest-starring are Ken Whitman on tenor saxophone in the song “Smooth Ride” and the groovy track “Sunrise”, Walter Kemp III on piano in the song “Inner Beauty”, Van Taylor on keyboards-bass in “That Girl” and Joey Diggs and Dee Osbourne as vocalists sang only two songs “Miked Up” and “Feelin ‘You”.
Rhythmic jazz and R & B songs smoothly alternate on this fourteen-track album with all but one original compositions. The only cover on “Miked Up” is the soulful R & B song “That Girl,” which was a big hit for Stevie Wonder in 1981.
It is smoothly opened dancing on the plate with the swinging instrumental “Sunday Night”, and the slaps on the strings of a bass guitar form a dynamic intro with even the instrumental track “Chaos” and also wordless enduring “Second Level”. Bassist Mike Pennick is in these numbers are central to determining rhythm instrument.
That is also the case in the two tracks that appear twice on this album: “Tony Rome” and “Feelin ‘You” because we get an album version and an’ offered radio edit. Just one interesting “did-you-know” to close out this review: ‘EL-7 “stands for” Enjoy Life 7 days a week “and that’s a nice tip for anyone who is born in the heart of music (… and actually for all others).