Thursday, March 27, 2008

Review -- GREEN TARA -- Global Baby

GLOBAL BABY
Green Tara
Easy Bake Records
7-out-of-10
Green Tara offers up what I think is a solid example of how you can blend different styles into a fresh new one. Here you will find strains of soul, R&B, and then Green Tara adds in some modern funk/rap licks at times, and the result is quite different, but hey it works too.
I am not a fan of rap – at all – but when it is mixed in in small spots in cuts such as Figure It Out and Life Can Be Sweeter it works all right.
I do like horns though, and those are mixed in here too, in particular on cuts such as Life Can Be Sweeter.
Another thing which is appreciated is a song with strong lyrics, especially those with a message to convey. Green Tara does a nice job in that regards with Revolution Time a song that tells of the times of slavery and the freedom train north. Well done.
This music will not be for everyone. It is geared to fans of current music. This is hot, funky music, that has spirit and rhythm.
With its mix of pop styles, and upbeat music, Green Tara cooks up a solid CD effort which is worth looking for if it's style is to your liking. Check her out at www.GreenTaRAmusic.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS

-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Mar. 26, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada

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