Marcus Singletary | Smokin'

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
British Blues Classic Rock Jam Bands

Album Links
Marcus Singletary @ Facebook Marcus Singletary @ Myspace!

More Artists From
United States - United States

Other Genres You Will Love
Rock: Classic Rock Rock: Americana Moods: Mood: Fun
There are no items in your wishlist.


by Marcus Singletary

Released in 2011 on Aviation Records (catalog ID #AV0004), Marcus Singletary's "Smokin'" simply rocks out. Featuring Ekoostik Hookah bassist Cliff Starbuck and ex-Doobie Brothers drummer Chet McCracken, the disc pays tribute to everything retro.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
cd in stock order now
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 20% off
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Can It Be Real
Share this song!
3:48 $0.49
2. Meditate
Share this song!
3:10 $0.49
3. Get the Dance Gene
Share this song!
3:32 $0.49
4. Misty Morning
Share this song!
4:19 $0.49
5. Psychedelic People
Share this song!
3:56 $0.49
6. Farmer
Share this song!
3:27 $0.49
7. Drop of a Hat
Share this song!
3:49 $0.49
8. You Could Be Lucky
Share this song!
4:29 $0.49
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
Smokin' features Marcus Singletary backed by Ekoostik Hookah bassist Cliff Starbuck and ex-Doobie Brothers drummer Chet McCracken. The disc was mixed by Ross Pallone (Prince, John Tesh, the Jacksons.) Regarding its production, Singletary says, "I spent a full year on it, and it was a grueling process, as I built and shaped each phrase of every instrument from a ton of recorded studio takes and learned the ins and outs of Pro Tools along the way while experimenting on some very cool instruments."

Singletary appears on vocals, guitars, keyboards, and theremin, and his organ solo in "Can It Be Real" defies the expected Jimi Hendrix-type guitar playing employed by the majority of musicians in breakdowns. A sitar in "Meditate" is influenced by Lolly Vegas of Redbone's 1975 hit Come and Get Your Love, and "Farmer"'s aforementioned theremin, utilized during the 6/4 bridge, adds a brutal edge to the anti-violence narrative.

Other cuts employ arcade-style music and references to Mt. Shasta ("You Could Be Lucky"), flutes that bear resemblance to rock during the Age of Aquarius ("Psychedelic People"), and a groove in "Get the Dance Gene" that recalls Terry Kath-era Chicago-a group at the height of fame at a time when many of Singletary's listeners were in their youth.

Singletary states that his target audience is "30-55, since the music draws heavily upon classic rock influences," and one glance at today's classic rock concertgoer proves that his music fits in well with a group simultaneously inspired by other musicians performing within that genre.

Also shared with the audience are integrity, inspiration, and positive values-qualities fused with a highly educated perspective and formal musical training to provide listeners with a sound stamped by its energy, freshness, inspirational lyrics, and mature tone. It, ultimately, does not resemble much else out there.


to write a review