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Up Close Pop

by RAWatson

Cool Jazz blended with Urban Funk Groove with a message, containing both originals and cover tunes.
Genre: Jazz: Soul-Jazz
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1. Master Take RAWatson
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2. Eyes On U RAWatson
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3. Point of View RAWatson
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4. Just Like Grant RAWatson
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3:41 $0.99
5. Up Close Pops RAWatson
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6. Time RAWatson
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7. Master Rocks RAWatson
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8. The Star of a Story RAWatson
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9. I Can't Help It RAWatson
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10. Coat Rack RAWatson & GAThompson
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Album Notes
"Master Take", the first featured song in his jazz collection, sets the pace in his personal musical journey. The groove is bumpy and up beet. The tone and flavor, many claimed, is close to Wes Montgomery. Yet, reprising this same groove on "Master Rock", we hear more of the influence in tone and sound of Jimi Hendrix. Placing RAWatson in one particular genre might be a limiting and difficult task. His sound, tone, flavor had been greatly influenced by such wide range of great giants in guitar world such as: Grant, Santana, Beck, Benson, Satriani and Matheny.

As a seasoned guitar player in the Metro-Detroit area, his maiden jazz CD "Up Close" sets the pace, bumpy and up beat, bringing the sound of the past classic beats to a more modern rhythm. He released the CD on his own and radio and internet stations played many of his songs in the collection.

Projects are also in the back burner in such musical genre as blues, folks, rock and inspirational. As an independent producer, musician and performer, RAWatson will be releasing many of his original works. Hear the full energy and positive outlook in his music for he feels he has allot to say and to offer.


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Earl R. Davis

Nicely done!
Nicely done! This CD puts me in a easy mood, right before work. It takes away the stress. Wilson can play!!

Steve C Tuffill

RAW - Up Close Pops
This has touches of George Benson, Kenny Burrell and Larry Coryell, all of whom I really like. However, Ronald's keen and illustrative guitar-playing along with Greg Thompson's vocals makes for a really different but fresh sound on "Coat Rack." They tried a lot of different approaches on this album. I was particularly touched by the comments they made on the liner notes about their families... (This really personalized it for me.) I really enjoyed all the tracks. I am looking forward to the next one. Thanks guys...!