...Many local New Age artists have also released
records that should be
considered for gifts this year. Two that are particularly recommended are
"Island Dance" (Victorian Records, P.O. Box 313 Wakefield, MA 01880
617-891-4574) by Steve Tapper and Audie Bridges and "Mystic Soul" (Spirit
Song Records, P.O. Box 663, Lincoln, MA 01771 617-259-1055) by Wheeler and
Carol. "Island Dance is a jazzy tuneful collection of original music by the
popular flute and guitar duo. Often featured on WJIB's Nightscapes program,
"Island Dance" is a lovely album by Massachusetts artists and would make an
excellent lighthearted gift...
...On the New Age front, Steve Tapper and Audie
Bridges' CD "Island Dance"
is being looked at by major labels, and this group, whose gentleness is
spelled by all kinds of exotic island rhythms, has been steadily gaining a
sizeable following outside of the Boston area with a number of successful
I must say that I had the good fortune to listen
and critique some dynamite
music last year. In fact some bands stood arms and heads above the rest and
these are twelve of my favorites for the year 1989!
The Claude Thomas Group - "GUNS OVER AMERICA"
Billy Lazer & The Visitors - 3 song demo
Pat Metheny - "LETTER FROM HOME" L.P.
The Boatmen - 45 record'
The Joneses - "EVERYTHING CHANGES" L.P.
Steve Tapper & Audie Bridges - "ISLAND DANCE" C.D.
Trash Broadway - Self-titled L.P.
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - "SOUL SEARCHING" L.P.
Absolute - 3 song demo
The Noreasters - demo
Aerosmith - PUMP - L.P.
The Wickerman - 45 Record
The above are in no particular order. In closing
I would like to wish
everyone a very Happy New Year & Decade!