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Skinny Boy 2.0

by Robert Lamm

Eclectic 70's style pop/rock. Singer-songwriter, some tracks with Orchestra For access to merchandise and CDs, contact : trent@blueinfinitymusic.com Be sure and join the Blue Infinity Music Community. Please visit www.blueinfinitymusic.com
Genre: Easy Listening: Soft Rock
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1. Temporary Jones
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2. Love Song
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3. Crazy Way to Spend a Year
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4. Until the Time Runs Out
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5. Skinny Boy
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6. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
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7. Fireplace and Ivy
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8. Someday I'm Gonna Go
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9. A Lifetime We
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10. City Living
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11. Crazy Brother John
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12. Love Song (hiphopshuffle) Instrumental
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13. Song For Richard and His Friends (jazzy Trio)
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14. Sing to Me Lady
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15. The Door
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16. Some of What
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17. Where You Think You're Goin'? (public Service Ad)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
born in brooklyn, new york and raised in chicago, illinois, robert lamm's early musical influences were ray charles, the beatles, marvin gaye, burt bachrach. later on, it was thelonius monk, antonio carlos jobim, and mose alison. musically and philosophically, all shaped his musical objectives.

robert was an art major in high school, studying drawing and painting, but changed direction, enrolling at the music school at roosevelt university in chicago. it was here that the classical composers made an impression on him. although piano was his instrument, composition was his focus.

as a founding member of the legendary rock with horns band chicago, robert has lived the changes that have occurred in the band and the world of music. this rock band, which began as an experiment in 1967, has alternately broken new musical ground, set trends, fallen into critics’ disfavor, considered disbanding, rebounded and continued to be successful, and found a permanent and influential place in the mainstream of pop/rock. robert’s presence and participation has had much impact.

however, he has not been altogether comfortable with the musical directions the band has chosen to make survive. rock is a vicious game. as a result he has also had an active solo career with six well-received albums:

"skinny boy" (columbia records 1974, 2.0 blue infinity 2006)
"life is good in my neighborhood"(wb 1992, 2.0 blue infinity 2006),
"in my head" (mystic 1999)
“subtlety&passion” (blue infinity 2003)
“too many voices” (blue infinity 2004)
“leap of faith” (elements music 2005)

as if that weren't enough, he also formed a trio, beckley-lamm-wilson with america's gerry beckley and beach boys' carl wilson. there was real connection between them and they were looking forward to a long association and productive recording career as a trio. only one album exists, a very unique work or art. after untimely passing of carl, the project was put on hold, but ultimately, this album entitled "like a brother" (transparent music) was released to rave reviews in the summer of 2000. in june 2001 an expanded version was released in japan on jvc records, and as of 2005 blue infinity. as of 2006 robert is at work on a recording of a selection of bossa nova music, both original and classic.

his solo activities have brought interaction with a wide range of other musicians, and the producers, phil ramone, john van eps, hank linderman, all experiences which he treasures. stylistically, his music is in the domain of urban pop / art pop / world music, which reflect his openness to all music. robert has been thought of as a“ social conscience” because of the nature of his song writing. his songs are very personal expressions in content and concept. he is constantly stimulated and challenged by writing lyrics and music about his view of the human condition as well as the conditions of his own heart. with each new song he feels as if he has learned something new rather than having recycled something he already knew. he considers himself a work in progress.

his list of hit songs includes such classics as:

“does anybody really know what time it is?"
"beginnings"
"questions 67 & 68"
"free"
"25 or 6 to 4"
"another rainy day in new york city"
"harry truman"
"saturday in the park"
“dialogue”

he has written dozens of other songs recorded with chicago, and continues to compose actively.


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Jac

Wonderful CD with good bonus tracks
It was in 1974 when I bought the LP Skinny boy. I'm a great Chicago & Robert Lamm fan. I'm glad I bought this CD with bonus tracks. It is not available in the Netherlands.
Very good arrangements and lovely songs like Temporary Jones, Crazy way to spend a year, Someday I'm gonna go and Crazy Brother John. A very good song is the bonus track Sing for me lady. I'm very glad with this CD-version of Skinny boy

Jac van IJll
Radio 2 (Dutch national Radio)
the Netherlands

Javiroger


I like this work,of course, but I`m sorry, in my humble opinion with the horns and vocal harmonies of Chicago Skinny Boy would be a masterpiece. In this way only is a very good work.

Steven

A MUST-HAVE!!!
For all Robert Lamm fans -- for all Chicago fans -- and for music lovers everywhere -- this entertaining CD will not disappoint! As the old advertisement said, 'Try it, you'll like it!' and you'll want to have even more! Great musicianship, as always, from this expertly-trained professional!

Barry

Great memories - great sound
Having had this as a cassette, which went the way of a warble, I am excited to have the CD. I bought one for me and one for my brother-in-law as we both enjoy Chicago and therefore Robert Lamm. The cuts are better in the digital form, and the memories they revive are worth the investment in this hard-to-find album.

marietta egen

Robert Lamm skinny boy
I received my Robert Lamm skinny boy cd a few wee ks ago and have not stopped listening to it. My sister came over and heard my c.c and beggeg me tellher wher I got it from. I told her and I gave her my cd. I then immediately ordered a second one for me. My sister and our friends all grew up LOVING the group Chicago. They wer e our life back in the 70's. I probably will have to order a few more to give to gifts the th girls I grew up with.

I am in Heaven when I am driving down the street and I am singing to every one of robert lamms Lovely, beautiful song. Thank you Mrs. Lamm for giving birth to Robert so many people can have happiness through his GREAT TALENT his music. Thank you,
Marietta
Tabgal@comcast.net

Robin

"Skinny Boy 2.0" Is Classic From The Beginning and Throughout!
Skinny Boy 2.0 is FINALLY here. I love all the original songs on this CD like A Lifetime We, Love Song and Fireplace and Ivy to name a few, so I couldn't wait to hear the new bonus songs previously recorded and meant to be included on here. Sing To Me Lady is such a beautiful song that it tugs at the heart and The Door has such a dynamic rhythm that it makes this one a very catchy tune and I can't get it out of my head. There are so many great and impressive songs on Skinny Boy 2.0 including a tune which is a collectors piece (Public Service Announcement) called Where You Think You're Goin'? I can't tell you how many times I have played this CD...but it's too many to count. I could write about every tune and why I love them all, but when you hear it for yourself...you will understand why Robert Lamm is one of the greatest singer/songwriters and musician in the world of music! Enjoy!

Skinny boy

Great to hear it again
Been looking for this on CD for years had it on vinal so glad to have it in my collection. Why can't you get good music like this now??

Arlin Hall

Ahhhhhh. So sweet. So sweet. Robert, you're pure class
I picked up the original on vinyl when it first came out. I was glad to get the CD version with more tunes to boot!! And for those classic Chicago fans out there, Terry Kath plays bass on most of the cuts (Yes, Terry Kath on BASS), and it is wonderful!!

Kickwilly Rd

Absolutely Incredible!!!!
Do you like the writing style of Robert Lamm from Chicago V and VI. If so you will love the simplicity of this album. The album is raw and edgy. If you want to hear Chicago's sound, go and buy a Chicago album. If you want to hear Robert at his best you must add this to your collection. Were you disappointed when Chicago went commercial because of the record company? The word sold out is nowhere to be found on this great album.

Ingrid

Robert Lamm is a musical genius
I bought the LP in 1974, being a Chicago & huge Robert Lamm fan. Used to put my babygirl to sleep on One Step Forward, Two Steps Back. Love Robert's jazzy way of singing this. Don't have the CD yet. Will it be better than the LP? I'm wondering..
Ingrid (a more than 40 years BIG fan from Holland)
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