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Bobby McFerrin
Best Of The Blue Note Years

Don't Worry, Be Happy
Thinkin' About Your Body
Freedom Is A Voice
Drive My Car
Another Night In Tunisia
Blue Bossa
Turtle Shoes
Good Lovin'
From Me To You

Bobby McFerrin is known to commercial audiences by virtue of the monster radio friendly hit, "Don't Worry, Be Happy." However, to judge him by that one song is like evaluating all automobiles by the Edsel. In actuality, his brilliance as an innovative vocalist and writer far exceeds his mainstream appeal, and with collaborators such as Chick Corea on piano, this recording is is overwhelmingly good. Listen to "Blue Bossa," where Bobby's gutteral growls menace and alarm; or the heat-infused "Friends," which is a sultry Al Jarreau type contemporary jazz tune; "Spain" is a tour-de-force, where the singer alternates between providing the percussion and bass accompaniment to the piano with a panoply of vocal sounds. McFerrin can entreat sweetly in one breath and then leap into a frenzy of notes, each cascading into the other with a fierce intensity that is practically animalistic. A unique talent.

Item code: 4161C | 1 CD | $14.98 add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Male | United States

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