Jim Heald | Old Jalopy

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Old Jalopy

by Jim Heald

A strong, mellow voice poured out over solid guitar on a collection of original songs with hints of jazz, blues and country.
Genre: Folk: Modern Folk
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1. Ginger and Fred
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2. The Thorns that Guard the Rose
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3. I'm not the One
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4. Wristwatch
3:24 $0.59
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5. Old Jalopy
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6. Juliet's on Fire
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7. The Psychologist Song
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8. When the Morning Comes
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9. The Moon is Shining Up Above
3:48 $0.74
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10. Let's Get Away
3:34 $0.74
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11. You're the Angel
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12. I've Played the Game
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13. Don't You Know that There's Nothing
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Singer-Songwriter Jim Heald, who hails from Alexandria, Virginia, is pleased to announce the release of his second CD, titled Old Jalopy. Jim began his musical journey honing his guitar skills at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. After living and performing in the Windy City for a number of years, he packed his bags and headed for warmer climes, winding up in Austin, Texas. Austin was a good musical home for a decade and its eclectic spirit wafts through this collection like a gentle, spring breeze – which would be most welcome right now in Virginia.

Jim is a two-time finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk competition (represented in this collection by The Thorns that Guard the Rose and I’m Not the One). In addition to Modern Folk, the music is an eclectic brew of Jazz and Blues (Ginger & Fred and Wristwatch), a touch of Country (the title cut), humor (with a nod to Loudon Wainwright on The Psychologist Song and faux pop-spirituality on Don’t You Know), and Caribbean musings (Let’s Get Away). Love, seen from many different angles, casts its spell on the collection, starting out with Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire dancing on the beach and continuing through Romeo and Juliet to a moonlit night of love and sailing (The Moon is Shining). There’s love lost, longed-for, and found, the ecstasy of the chase, middle of the night doubts, and being “swept up at closing with a few broken bottles.”

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Rootstime Freddy Celis

Jim Heald is een zanger met een uitstekende stem en mooi geselecteerde songs.
Jim Heald beschikt over een goede stem die weet te boeien en de aandacht van de luisteraar vast te houden, waardoor hij de boodschappen die hij in zijn teksten verwerkt moeiteloos weet over te brengen. Met de songs "The Thorns That Guard The Rose" en "I'm Not The One" werd Jim Heald twee keer genomineerd als finalist bij het Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk. Op het recentste schijfje "Old Jalopy" is er wat meer muzikale diversiteit te horen dan op "Wings Of Time". Zo is er een mix van jazz en blues in "Ginger & Fred" en in "Wristwatch", een vleugje country in de titelsong "Old Jalopy", een dosis fijnzinnige humor in "The Psychologist Song" en het spirituele lied "Don't You Know". Zelfs Carraïbische invloeden worden erbij gehaald in "Let's Get Away" en de liefde tussen Romeo en Julia wordt bezongen in "The Moon Is Shining". Voorts wordt nieuwe liefde, verloren liefde, het verlangen naar en het vinden van een nieuwe liefde, twijfels en verdriet bezongen in de diverse andere nummers. Kortom, voor elk wat wils. Jim Heald is een zanger met een uitstekende stem en mooi geselecteerde songs. Meer moet dat voor ons niet zijn.
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