Grenadian Eddie Bullen, Jamaican Michael Stuart and Guyanese
Reggie Paul create sophisticated sounds with these popular American
ballads. Reggie demonstrates the broader range of his talents as a
musician by moving radically away from the tourist genre. Jazzy
vocals in the styling of cabaret master Bobby Short are a welcome
change. The accompaniment of live and synthesized strings, the
saxophone and flute interludes lead you to the repeat button. You
will press that button whether you are just listening or dancing.
- October 2004]
If you know the name Reggie Paul and associate it
with popular music in Guyana, Cayman Islands or Florida, then you
know that his musicianship is of a high standard. If this web site
introduces him to you, then you are in for a treat, and a special
one if you like popular American songs that are called standards.
Many, many singers cover the signature tunes of Nat Cole, Johnny
Mathis and Frank Sinatra in this collection and Reggie Paul adds his
name to the long list. But in "Timeless Classics," Reggie brings
freshness to songs like Autumn Leaves, The Shadow of Your Smile, and
Misty, for example.
It is his rendition of these well-known songs that pleases us
even more: Autumn Leaves, for instance, is performed to a samba
beat. Reggie's interpretation makes it sound almost like a new song.
But that is my opinion; I invite you to listen to samples of all
twelve tracks and make your purchase from our convenient online
[eCaroh/Ron October 2004]