Sunday, May 13, 2018

Leon Bridges Delivers A "Good Thing" & Blixa Sounds Reissues Stephen Bishop's "Red Cab To Manhattan"

Soul/gospel singer Leon Bridges recently released his sophomore album "Good Thing" on May 4th. His debut album "Coming Home" was a worldwide success, cracking the top ten on multiple album charts and selling over half-a-million copies. Bridges continues that winning formula of velvety vocals laid down on a smooth jazz backdrop on this new release. He begins the new album with the magical sounds of "Bet Ain't Worth The Hand" as his soulful sounds bring up memories of Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson. The groove gets a little funkier on "Bad Bad News," before his slows the tempo down and dims the light for the gentle touch of "Shy." The R&B/pop tones trickle in during the beats of "If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be Me)," before closing his new album with the slow sway of "Mrs." and the stellar vocals and bluesy-jazz of "Georgia To Texas." Leon Bridges is heading down to Argentina, Brazil and Mexico to start his world tour. For a complete list of dates and to find out more about his new album "Good Thing," please visit leonbridges.com.



On May 11th, Blixa Sounds rolls out another reissue of an iconic soft rock album and this time its from Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Stephen Bishop. In the late 1970's, Stephen Bishop was a staple on radio with the hit singles "On And On" and "Save It For A Rainy Day." His first two albums ("Careless" and "Bish") cracked the top 40 on the album charts, as Bishop looked to continue that winning formula on his 1980 album "Red Cab To Manhattan." The album included guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Art Garfunkel, but failed to make a dent on the music charts as Stephen Bishop would not release another album in the U.S. for another nine years.

The Blixa Sounds label will be re-releasing the out-of-print album, "Red Cab To Manhattan" with six bonus tracks from the album's original recording sessions. Bishop would look to expand his sound on this album with the folk rock of "Thief In The Night" and the up-tempo rock and roll flair of "Let Her Go."  The bonus tracks add more insight into the creation of the album as the blues/rock session outtake "Hit The Road Jack" showcases Bishop's love for the classics. The disc closes with four acoustic demos that give the songs a more pure and meaningful emotion. They also show how talented Stephen Bishop was as a songwriter, with just him and an acoustic guitar. To find out more about the newly released "Red Cab To Manhattan" reissue from Stephen Bishop, please visit blixa.com/stephen-bishop.

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