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Home Cookin'

by Sam Crain

A wide pallette of guitar sounds and colors, and some inspired pickin' in this eclectic collection of tunes. A tasty item for the ears and spirit.
Genre: Jazz: World Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
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2. Down That Long Road
5:39 $0.99
3. Cool Breeze
3:02 $0.99
4. Two Moods for Solo Guitar #1
1:44 $0.99
5. Two Moods for Solo Guitar #2
2:14 $0.99
6. Moonwalk
4:05 $0.99
7. Rok the Beet
3:23 $0.99
8. Ancient Chinese Secret
4:11 $0.99
9. Home Cookin'
4:11 $0.99
10. Cloudy Skies
4:22 $0.99
11. Another Chance
5:14 $0.99
12. Crossing Over
4:45 $0.99
13. Nocturne for Solo Guitar
2:50 $0.99
14. Whole World Blues
4:52 $0.99
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last CD sold 08/31/08 Vielen dank, Deutschland!

Home Cookin'

'Home Cookin' is a gumbo(pardon the inevitable pun) of smooth , Latin and funky jazz, with a few solo guitar pieces in for good measure, all mixed together into this tasty CD. All the sounds: guitars, keyboards, bass & percussion, were made, recorded and mixed by me, in my home studio. Home Cookin' is suitable for dancing(well, except for the solo guitar pieces)or listening or any combination thereof. Nourishment for mind, body and soul.

This CD was first put together back in the summer of 2002, from my site on I'd just acquired some new home-recording gear, and the selections which became "Home Cookin'" were basically my first home-recorded batch of tunes. Guitars, keyboards, bass and percussion are all played by me. I sorta get outside my own box on this recording as far as some of the noises made: wah-wah and whammy bar sounds occasionally add to the texture. These are things I don't normally get to do, as a 'jazz guy' and all..
This 2004 version is revised as far as some of the selections and the way some are mixed. Actually, out of the 14 selections on this new version, only 5 were on the original 'Home Cookin'- and out of those 5, 3 are re-mixes. The solo guitar pieces are brand new performances, so it's not all 'old-wine-in-new-bottles' here..
Hope you enjoy "Home Cookin'" and pick up your copy today. thanks,
Sam Crain

PS In addition to the sound clips,some of these tunes can be heard(yes, in their entirety) on my website, under Music: Rok the Beet, Moonwalk, Fiesta Siesta and Cloudy Skies(different mix tho)if you care to check it out. Also, you can read a review of the CD at:

SAM CRAIN is a guitarist and composer from Springfield, Illinois, with 19 other CDs to his credit, all available here on CD Baby. His playing draws from various styles and influences,from 'straight-ahead jazz' to R & B, rock, 'fusion', etc, but has a bluesy lyricism all its own--imagine perhaps George-Benson-meets-Robert-Cray, or something along that line. In this particular recording, an Adrian Belew influence surfaces as well(some of the guitar sounds on a few cuts are a bit reminiscent of this former King Crimson guitarist).



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Job Conger

An excellent introduction to one of the best jazz guitarists in central Illinois
His latest production is an exercise in simplicity and low numbers, produced entirely in his home studio, sharing music he composed and played himself using the various instrument sounds. This is the first CD of Sam's to reach me, and I must say there is a sophistication in composition and maturity of melodies that suggest at big city production. Home Cookin' is an excellent introduction to an artist already known as one of the best jazz guitarists in central Illinois.
Job Conger(from review in Music Seen,