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Soca And Me

by Walker

The first time rock music met soca music; Duets with all the greatest artist in the history of soca.
Genre: World: Reggae
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1. With or Without You (feat. Machel Montano) Walker Hornung
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2. Never Too Late (feat. Alison Hinds and Trevor Off-Key) Walker Hornung
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3. That Woman (feat. Bunji Garlin and Big Shot Squad) Walker Hornung
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4. Something About You (feat. Alison Hinds) Walker Hornung
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5. Runaway (feat. Machel Montano) Walker Hornung
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6. Let's Get It On (feat. Bunji Garlin) Walker Hornung
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7. The Sky Is Falling Walker Hornung
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8. I'm So Glad (feat. B.M.W.A) Walker Hornung
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9. Peeping Thru Walker Hornung
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10. Wine in Front Walker Hornung
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11. Stand By Me (feat. Problem Child) Walker Hornung
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12. We're Coming Now Walker Hornung
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13. Trying to Live Life (feat. Earl Lewis) Walker Hornung
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14. With or Without You Walker Hornung
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
What do Machel Montano,Alison Hinds and Bunji Garlin all have in common?...Soca duets with Walker. Walker Hornung(Q-South and The Brotherhood of the Grape) is an American singer/songwriter with an honorary Trinidadian passport. Walker has shared the stage with legends in Caribbean music including those mentioned above and many more. In 1998 his debut Rock/Soca with Machel and Xtatik gave him a unique place in the History of Trinidad's Soca music and opened the door to a hybrid sound that is now often imitated but never repeated. His love of Soca music and the people of Trinidad are evident in each individual track.


(From Ian of Barbados wrote)

I remember in the early 80's when Sting was in the Police and people were shocked how a white man was doing reggae even though Eric Clapton gave Bob Marley one of his earliest # 1's by remaking "I Shot The Sheriff" in the 70's and in the same era, Barbra Streisand had a Top Five hit with "Guava Jelly," yet here was a full Caucasian group attempting a [black] Jamaican artform a decade later and there was a bit of a stir.

The same Eric Clapton apart from nodding to reggae, also was totally entranced with the blues (as were many British artists like John Mayhew, Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin), but when New Jersey's Billy Hector came to Barbados about two years ago and was playing at Crock's Den, there were some Bajans who asked why is it that a white man is looking to do a black artform?

Conversely, if a black group wants to do Rock/Alternative or folk music, there is a hidden undercurrent that "they" have sold out, yet Leontyne Price, Kathleen Battle and other black divas of the opera (where the word has its genuine value, albeit a diva is not too pleasant a person in the search for excellence) are considered highly respected members of their community if not worldwide – can you relate? As Prince would say…

Why am I talking about this? Barbados has no problems right? That is another column and in fact, series of columns… I talked about "white" reggae and "white" blues to lead into another area where some Caucasian people are expanding their horizons – Soca!

Ignoring your collective gasps, the man under review has done extensive work with Machel Montano, Alison Hinds and Bunji Garlin.

He started off in a rock group known as "Brotherhood Of The Grape" – once he met Trinidad, apparently he fell in love and hasn't really wanted to look back.

Walker Hornung has appeared at Trinidad's Carnival on more than one occasion, as well as at Madison Square Garden, Woodstock '95 among other grand or intimate venues.

Don't judge or just take my word for it go and listen for yourself!


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Frica

Funky, fun loving, relaxing music
I love this album. The music is very funky, fun loving. Walker's voice is extremely relaxing to listen to. I am just glad that he put out this compilation which includes some of my favorite songs especially U2's remake that he did with Machel Montano and Xtatik.

Selma

Machel and Walker
Machel took the road with Jumbie, Next year you and Machel need to come back together hard! I hope to see you at MSG. You still a Soca warrior.

PHILLIP ATTIDORE

START THE PARTY NOW!
just can't stop playing it I'm a DJ so you all know what am taking about

QueenR

Madison Square Garden
At the Concert, I didn't look at the programs that were given out, so when you came out on stage with Machel... I was in such a shock!!!!!
I screamed so much, I lost my voice for about a half an hour...I was so happy to see you..
You guys did wonderful.... and I will definately look forward to hearing more of your work...

Fatal Angel

Some of my favorite
Hey we had a ball seeing you at MSG. Some of my favorite machel hits were the collabos with you!!! I forget how much I love dem tunes till i heard them again..wow

Sugar Island Mama

I remember Insomnia 2000
Any soca lover that has heard your duets will return that love and respect you give to Soca to you 10 fold. I blew my speakers one summer playing..."Runaway"...still one of my all time favorite tunes... You did good...Trinidad and Tobago and it's Carnival is magical indeed and for you added to the magic!

(sighs as )I remember Insomnia 2000

Trin L

I wanted to cry
Believe it or not it was a couple years ago when I heard with or without you, and when I finally got hold of it last year I wanted to cry, it's one of the most played songs on my ipod...and when you performed in the arc summer of 2005, I lost my shoe in the crowd because it was soo wild.. Trinidad will always have love for your contrtibution to soca!

Sir ABC

J'ouvert morning
With or Without You...It's been one of my all time favourites ever since seeing the live performance in the wee hours of a J'ouvert morning at a Boyscouts fete.

DUB Souljah

something brand nu
It's good to see that people are open-minded. you're doin something brand nu, and mixin' different culture.. i really hope people understand that and respect you fo' that

Ashyman

Respect to Mr. Walker
Respect to Mr. Walker i will never forget when he was wining on stage on dat gyul at cooler fete years ago, walker good luck with your new endeavours keep exposing Soca in any new ways you see fit i know you could do it justice, and yuh know we trinis love yuh for time and beyond good luck
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