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Love To Hate

by Maria Lee Carta

A taste Of Alternative,Rock,New Country,Country,Acoustic Rock,Blues,Jazz,Pop
Genre: Rock: Adult Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Mother and Child
Maria Lee Carta
5:55 $0.99
2. Love to hate you
Maria Lee Carta
10:43 $0.99
3. Dreams
Maria Lee Carta
5:29 $0.99
4. Windows
Maria Lee Carta
4:52 $0.99
5. Desperation in Love
Maria Lee Carta
5:01 $0.99
6. Until the End of time
Maria Lee Carta
5:31 $0.99
7. Blue Diamond
Maria Lee Carta
3:47 $0.99
8. Unchain my heart
Maria Lee Carta(Ray Charles)
5:25 $0.99
9. The Hunter
Maria Lee Carta
5:57 $0.99
10. Love to hate You
Maria Lee Carta
7:55 $0.99
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Album Notes
A taste of Americana, Blues,Rocknroll,Country and a little bit of Folk.
Talent Magazine Spring Issue 2003- Lucilles's All Star Line-Up.She is currently working on her 2nd.CD"Longing For You To Be Near"She is also working on a 3rd.CD of Original&Traditional Blues Songs Only!
"Brooklynite Maria Lee Carta has put out a powerful CD in "Love to Hate". A surprisingly versatile voice, I was sitting at my desk trying to think of whom she reminds me of whom she reminds me, when my IBM technician asked if it was Janis Joplin. There is a cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams" and an easy guess would be Stevie Nicks or maybe Annie Wilson of Heart. A little Paula Cole, maybe even a touch of Chrissie Hynde or Grace Slick. In truth, she is none of these, but could definitely play in their league.

Her songs have a dark side to them, not necessarily evil, but you know there are a lot of personal experiences under the surface, and you are welcome to listen, just don't ask any questions. Probably the most powerful songs are her own, including the title cut, "Love to Hate You." This tune runs remarkably only five seconds short of eleven minutes. Or the emotional spectrum covered in her composition "Mother and Child." There is a cover of Willie Dixon's "The Hunter" and the revered "Unchain My Heart". However it is on her own compositions and collaborations that she unleashes the power of her voice, and the skill with which she has arranged these pieces. Get this one."

-Joe Grandwilliams
Goodtimes Magazine

"Her sonic voice is infectious and prominent, and you might agree that she is comprised of equal parts of Southern Comfort, honey, Gal, and bitterness."

-Lou Margiore
Goodtimes Magazine

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Song:" LoveToHateYou"Artist:MARIA LEE CARTA Record Co.Scruchina Records In SC:Description:Int Surgery Suite:Quentin tells Sean and Christian that he is going to work for Julia.
"The Blues is not a very old musical form in comparison to many others, but at the sime time it's quite a senior citizen amoung strictly American music. Blues arose sometime around the Civil War as a distilate of African music brought over by the slaves. From field hollers, ballads, church music, and rhythmic dance tunes called jump-ups evoked a music for a singer who would engage in a call and response.

Why this formula of music evolved no one knows for sure. Why it has remained in use is far easier to understand. It works. The constant building of tension then releasing it and then repeating it is emotionally and musically effective. Furthermore the subject matter matter is not that wide. Love, loss, travel, death, money, hope, and despair. The fundamental attitude of the Blues is that truly joyful music can and does come out of real life heart while tapping your belly of personal pain, heartbreaks, and grievances of life and says, "I feel know how you feel man, I've been there too." Maria Lee Carta is one such performer who achieves the above with an insurmountable amount of enthusiasm and love of craft.

The Maria Lee Carta Band opened their 3 sets with a barrage of classics, "Walkin' By Myself," Dixon's "Hoochie Coochie (Wo)man, Hendrix's "Red House," and Janis' "Turtle Blues" dedicated to Long Island's own Ralph Man. Ms. Carta's Brooklyn tough appeal seems to involve her heart piercing cold water vocals and restless but warm persona.

The Maria Lee Carta Band, includes Clutch Reilly on bass, who is truly a front man's front man. His precise vamping of plunk in conjunction with his comedic assault work well. Handling drums and vocals is Jay Sharkie. His alternating currents of free floating anxiety and his inborn instincts of a metronome are his hook. Lastly, is Danny "Big Hands" Doll on guitar and vocals. Danny is a passionate player who adds a personalized original sound to classic Blues covers. He is definitely one of the few great slide guitarists in our area. Watch out Kerry.

Up next, rough and ready Danny kicked out some of his own from is premier CD on Red Moon Records. The No bullshit "Down Home Blues," Hendrix's "Bleeding Heart," and Mel London's "Sugar Sweet" all delivered with penetrating guts and emotion. Ms. Carta returned with the staple " I Just Want to Make Love to You" segued into "The Hunter." This singer's grace, sex appeal, and all around stage presence adds punch to her performance. Maria's originals "Mother and Child" about the plight of a single mother and "Love to Hate You" written on the relationship of obsession were well received and emotively brought one to get in touch with self pain and doubt.

Danny Doll's slide on Robert Johnson's "Love In Vain" would've made Mick Taylor take notice as Maria sang it with quivering heart. It's great to hear covers of the very underrated Peter Green. "Jumping at Shadows" was done bittersweet with a deep understanding of personal character. "I'm Ready" evoked blatant sexuality and unmerciful skewering. When Ms. Carta is involved in self discovery the resulting pain cuts deep. She assumes a bitter edge approach to tough covers and her work is so personal it would be painful if it weren't so beautiful. Her sonic voice is so infectious, she will no doubt awaken you. Be aware club owners book early, the spring and summer is upon you.

-Blue Lou Margiore
Good Times Magazine
(Chesterfield's May 1, 1998)

"-pure soulful funk grove - hot from opening Etta's tour Maria Lee Carta - backed by Stevie Cochran and Donnie Celenza - guitar godmanship! Stevie flying in from an European tour and Donnie just flying. "

"Toby Walker - my friend, confidante and best MC ever! Ann Friedman, Larry Sribnick - photo journalistes par excellance. The press - Lou Issac, Rich B. Letta, Good Times, Newsday. The brewsters and Long Island Brewing Company for the beer and place."

- Mark Gresser
Article on Long Island
Blues Society from
"Tri State Blues"
March/April 1997



to write a review

Kevin Green

Vocal showcase unsurpassed. This is brilliant!!
I did not know what to expect when I first got this CD. I immediately was transfixed with the cover album art imagery. Roses, spilt wine, Tarot cards and the title in Blood Red. What was this artist going to say through her music? What record company funded this elaborate packaging? Who is this girl singer everyone keeps talking about?

The opening song set the stage for a passionately performed album. The heartwrentching lyrics, poetic writing, excellent harmonies, all came together through the sheer power and dignity of the up front (where they belong)crystaline vocals from Ms. Carta. When I finished listening to this sonic experience, I was emotionally I played it again and again. WOW!!!

Karen J. Cino, Author

Spectacular and heart warming! Full of emotions.
The music is alive and touches on an aspect in everyone's life. The singing is strong, coming from Maria's heart and soul. The lyrics are orginal, poetic and strong. I highly recommend her cd.

Wayland Berry

Guitarists Jimmy Bennett and Jack Shaffer shine brightly on tracks 8 & 9
Maria Lee-Carta sings with the power of Robert Plant & the soul of Janis Joplin. In particular, two live cuts on the "Love To Hate" CD, Unchain My Heart & The Hunter demonstrates how powerful this Brooklyn songbird can be and yet she is haunting with sweet perfect pitch! Also, I loved the guitar work on those two tracks by Jimmy Bennett and Jack Shaffer. Louie Apel is also fantastic on Drums!


Maria Lee Carta is a master seamstress weaving her tales of life.
Mother and Child, Desperation in Love, and Until the End of Time display the vivid colors of Maria's life tapestry.Each thread represents pain through triumph.Love to Hate holds the vibe of classic blues tunes.It transports you to a dim lit,smoke filled club that the air is drenched from the anguish of love gone wrong.

Bridget Becker

Cool! Carta has a way of building up the song. I like to listen to a singer wher
The musicians seemed very tight. Carta reminds me of Bonnie Raitt. Soulful yet has the passion of Rock. The songs segway very nicely getting you into the music. I enjoyed this CD and recommend it highly!

Tom Ryan

Great Music! Great Words! Great Voice! Great CD!
This is the type of music that makes you feel.Feel the love;feel the hurt feel the anger.The words in these songs hit you hard in your gut.The music is well orchestrated and the CD well produced.It's quality is top shelf,and the musicianship superb.Get it while you can.

Patricia Thompson of Well Chosen Words

A powerful package of singer-songwriter-poet
Maria Lee Carta is a powerful package of creative gifts used artistically and with a technical competence that transcends every genre. Her versatility and her command of the poetry in all cuts, combined with classy musicianship, make her a force to be reckoned with. This is a voice with the coveted ability to move easily from tenderness to pain and back again. Watch her star rise!

JOYCE KELLER, 1240 am Radio Host

Best voice, talent, since my all-time favorite, Joan Baez!
For years,I yearned to hear an artist who touched my heart and soul as Joan Baez did, but it did not happen until I heard Maria Lee Carta's amazing CD. It's a classic!