James McGovern | Keep It Burning

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Keep It Burning

by James McGovern

Straight Ahead honest to goodness American Rock & Roll that sounds the mystery of half century of American Music from Elvis to Stevie Ray Vaughn and everything unadulterated inbetween.
Genre: Rock: Classic Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Good Thing Going
3:46 album only
2. Some Kinda Love
2:57 album only
3. Locked Up
3:56 album only
4. There'd Be No Heaven Without You
3:59 album only
5. Such A Fool
3:31 album only
6. Taking Over
3:28 album only
7. I'm Gonna Find Us An Angel
4:00 album only
8. Keep It Burning
3:43 album only
9. I Ain't Thinkin' You're Easy
3:43 album only
10. Mary Lou
3:31 album only
11. Blues Stay Away From Me
2:23 album only
12. Don't Act Like You're Not In Love
3:37 album only
13. Too High A Price
3:37 album only
14. Save the Last Round For Me
3:34 album only


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James McGovern

Months in the recording but a lifetime in the making, "Keep It Burning" a new CD by New York City native and resident James McGovern already is making waves and garnering raves in the rock community. It's easy to see why - James McGovern has reshaped what is means to "Rock" as a writer, singer and guitarist, his well-crafted songs cut to the bone with a stripped-down, romantic take on rock `n' roll that made one reviewer say, ``This is the kind of stuff that illuminates the purities and paradoxes of everyday life!"

A veteran of the New York City rock wars for more than a decade, McGovern's undeniable talent has led artists such as rockabilly legend Robert Gordon, Television bass player Fred Smith and former Bob Dylan sideman Howie Wyeth to collaborate with him. McGovern's newest collaborator is venerated New York City guitarist Mark Bosch, who supplies cutting, incisive guitar solos that remind listeners of the celebrated Matthew Sweet/Richard Lloyd teamings of the early 1990s. Comparisons may be superfluous, but noted rock author John Glatt, who penned the biographies of promoter Bill Graham and the Chieftains, commented on the demo recordings, ``It's like a suave, desolate and spiritual crooner took over as lead singer of the Rolling Stones!"

James's artistry has put him at the forefront of the underground Country Rock movement while having avoided most trends that have taken Rock to it's ugliest forms of expression, McGovern has created music that is meant to last a lifetime, whether insouciant or tearful, earthy or devout. With full attention paid to the craft of writing and performing, the deal is sealed James McGovern is for real and the listener will experience a manifestation of the last half-century of American music within this disc. As James has proclaimed "Rock and Roll' is beautiful music too, and this he and his compadres testify.



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Holly Beth Vincent

excellent. first-rate. sexy,smart,and it rocks.
This record is sexy and smart rock 'n roll. First-rate songwriting and performances. Strong but vulnerable,from a truly uniquely talented artist. Great solos,structuring,and did I forget to say HANDSOME.. yep.

Linda Chan

this is real sexy introspective rock and roll
McGovern's CD looked interesting but when I put it on the sound of the band was really organic and guitar driven in the Stones school. the vocals have an almost 50's like attitude which made it all the more intriguing. I dig the fact that it has real Hammond organ and Piano by someone who obviously knows what to do with the ivories.

Linda Chan


Nous bande de James McGloven de coeur !
Cher M. James, mes amis et I tous pensent que vous êtes frais. Mon ami Sylvie veut vous faire des ooops. Maintenant elle est folle. C'est une plaisanterie de toute façon. Nous bande de James McGloven de coeur !

Elizabeth Johnstone

guitar driven rock great dancing music!
Overall production is solid, spacious, good arrangements, nice use of other instrumentation(organ,piano,tambourine, etc.)to flesh things out. Guitar driven rock that is as good as anyone, unique but in the vein of an updated Stones or Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Buy it and enjoy!!!