Best Of The Batch: Dyann Woody
My Softer Side
Artist: Dyann Woody
Title: My Softer Side
Label: Dynamike Records
Dyann Woody offers her listeners My Softer Side. I have to admit, I loved this album, every single song. Now how often do you hear someone say that? I would be willing to bet not nearly enough.
Dyann does more than get by with a little help from her friends, she makes this album a complete triumph by mixing it up with blues, jazz, pop, and some of the tracks have all three aspects happening in one song. It sounds so wonderful! She has a great voice and utilizes it like the main instrument of the entire project, while the music evolves around her heartfelt vocals.
Oh yes, the friends by the way are folks like the amazing guitar player Rick Vito (Bonnie Raitt, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Seger) and her husband Michael on trumpet. Before I started this process of listening and writing, Dyann sent me an MP3 to sample what was in store. I e-mailed her back and said, “Do you listen to Patsy Cline?” and her response was, “I love Patsy Cline!” Bingo! I already have the feel for this. Speaking of feeling, that is what this woman is all about. You can hear it in her voice. She gets down with the blues, rocks, swings, you name it, Dyann Woody has got it covered in her songs.
Dyann is all women and she sings about the loves of her life, her partner, and she does it with joy, sadness, sexiness, the entire array of human emotions gets put through the paces with her songs. “Broken Hearts Make Beautiful Songs” is right on target and so darn true. The beauty of sadness and despair was never so obvious in a song. Each track delves into another chapter of a relationship. Like the first track, “Someone Who’s Real,” this CD is the most down to earth and real expression of artistry you will ever find in recorded music. Count on this, once you hear this CD-you will be hooked and want more. Even as I write this, I am on my fourth listen. Do yourself a favor, go to her website or CD Baby, listen to some samples, and tell me if I am wrong.
01. Someone Who's Real (3:38)
02. To Get Over Me (3:07)
03. Crazy 'Round Here (3:07)
04. Will You Ever Come Home (3:27)
05. Broken Hearts Make Beautiful Songs (3:47)
06. My Softer Side (3:55)
07. All You Gotta Say (3:31)
08. What I Knew Back Then (3:55)
09. All That Love Can Do (4:44)
10. I Let You Break My Heart (4:31)
11. When You Come Around (2:57)
12. (That's When) I Saw Stars (4:41)
13. On The Horizon (3:58)
Rick Vito-acoustic and electric guitars
Barry Walsh-piano, keyboards
Pat Bergeson-Jazz guitar on tracks 5 & 12; chromatic harmonica on track 5
Jonell Mosser-background vocals on tracks 9 & 10
Michael Woody-trumpet on track 12
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