March 01, 2010

Giveaway: Rhythm and Blues

Wouldn't it be amazing if I could actually give away rhythm or give someone the ability to sing the blues? Well, I've got the next best thing. Putumayo World Music recently provided me with a complimentary copy of Rhythm & Blues. It's a pretty fun listen.
The CD has recordings from artists I'm already familiar with (Angie Stone and Keb' Mo') and some I've never heard of (James Hunter and The Quantic Soul Orchestra). Keep in mind that just because I've never heard of some of these artists doesn't necessarily mean they're new to the scene... it could just be a reflection on my knowledge of R&B music.
The tag line of Putumayo World Music sums it all up: "Guaranteed to make you feel good." Rhythm and Blues has numerous uptempo songs. It's hard not to get up and dance or at least tap along as you listen. One unique feature is the liner notes contain information about all the artists... and the information is in English, French and Spanish. I enjoyed reading about each of the performers while listening to the disc.
My daughters loved "Wang Dang Doodle," performed by Sam Moore, Keb' Mo' and Angie Stone. This song has been covered by many artists, including Ted Nugent and the Pointer Sisters. I truly have no idea what a Wang Dang Doodle is, but my girls love to yell out "Wang Dang Doodle" when it comes up in the song.
My favorite song of the disc is Catherine Russell's "Put Me Down Easy." I wasn't sure at first what drew me to the song, but I figured it out when I read the liner notes. The song was written by Sam Cooke, an artist I grew up listening to. Perhaps the style resonated with me? Either way, Russell gives this tune a passionate turn.

So, want to hear Rhythm & Blues for yourself? Putumayo World Music is providing one lucky Buried in Laundry reader with a copy of the CD. To enter the giveaway:
  • leave a comment telling me what artist you've dreamed of seeing in concert, especially if money were no object. Please be sure to include a valid email address in your comment.
  • earn a second entry if you become a follower of Buried in Laundry or are already a follower (you MUST leave a separate comment for your additional entry to be counted)
  • earn another entry if you blog about this giveaway with a link back to this post and a link to Putumayo World Music (again, leave a separate email if you do this)
The giveaway is open to U.S. addresses only. The deadline to enter is 9 a.m. MST Thursday March 4, 2010. The winner will be chosen by and will have 48 hours after notification to provide me with a mailing address, or a new winner will be selected.


Sadia said...

I always wanted to see Ella Fitzgerald, but she died before that became a reality. I love love love love James Hunter. We have one of his albums in our CD player right now! It doesn't hurt that he and I share a nationality; R&B has so long been in the American domain.

Sadia said...

I follow.

Stephanie Barr said...

I actually would like to win this, too, but I don't think I should since I won the last one.

(If I was entering, I would say an A Capella group someone introduced me to called "Straight no Chaser" - I'll be seeing them in May)

Meg said...

If money were no object, I'd like to see Led Zeppelin in concert. In my backyard. It wouldn't be the same without John Bonham, but I think somehow - just somehow - I'd love it anyways. Hubby took me to see Robert Plant and Alison Krauss last year, and that was fantastic! 1/4 of LZ is pretty near perfection... :)

Meg said...

I just commented but I think it didn't post. I'd like to see Led Zeppelin in concert, if money was no object. :)

Meg said...

Oh. AND I just became a follower. Been reading for a while... but now it's official! :)

reanbean said...

I would love to see Alison Krauss in concert. She played a concert in DC the summer I was working down there, but I couldn't get tickets. Her song "Looking in the Eyes of Love" the first song T and I danced to as husband and wife. So, I think it would be pretty awesome if we could ever get tickets to go see her live.

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