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High Frequency Hope and Heartfelt Vibration

by John McDonald & the Mango Men

If you love plush harmonies and your rock drenched with reggae, salsa, calypso, Caribbean rhythms & Latin percussion, this newly reissued CD from singer/songwriter & "Trop Rock Innovator" John McDonald will grab you...great driving music!
Genre: Rock: Tropical Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Too Loose to Limbo
5:12 $0.99
2. High Frequency Hope and Heartfelt Vibration
4:28 $0.99
3. Snow Queen Blues
4:06 $0.99
4. Voodoo Doll
6:10 $0.99
5. Fais ce Que Voudras (Do What You Want)
4:32 $0.99
6. Shelter From the Storm
5:37 $0.99
7. The Lights Are Going Out in Billy's House
5:35 $0.99
8. Don't Touch the Lizard
3:37 $0.99
9. Love the One You're With
3:18 $0.99
10. Rio de Janeiro
6:19 $0.99
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Album Notes
A reviewer from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review nicely sums up HIGH FREQUENCY HOPE, writing "John McDonald's 'trop-rock' is a mix of Caribbean rhythms and world music, a lighthearted potion that can be intoxicating."

Another reviewer writes "Think hanging out on a beach in the Bahamas. Mix that with northern clime sensibilities, shake and stir, and you get HIGH FREQUENCY HOPE, an album that that both makes you pay attention to story lines and want to give into the urge to crack open a coconut...If you hear that McDonald is playing on a beach near you, don't hesitate to get sand between your toes. John & his Mango Men offer good vibrations."

This recent re-release marks the growing influence of one of the fastest-growing musical genres in the world today, Trop Rock. Inspired by artists who blend pop & rock with music from the tropics, including Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Marley, Peter Gabriel, David Byrne & Sting, John combines elements of reggae, calypso, salsa, Cajun & driving Latin-based percussion into his own distinct Trop Rock sound & sensibility.

Described as a "trop rock innovator," John McDonald & his Pittsburgh-based group have received positive reviews for HIGH FREQUENCY HOPE & their live performances from many regional publications throughout PA, Ohio, Maryland & West Virginia:

"A premier party band" The Ticket

"Makes you forget your cares & come down to the shore" Beaver Valley Times

"Now with High Frequency Hope, McDonald has a powerful medium from which to convey his beliefs" Rock n' Roll Reporter

"Pittsburgh's Jimmy Buffett" Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Fun Caribbean-flavored music" Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

"A surefire cure for those cloudy days" Erie Daily Times

"HIGH FREQUENCY HOPE dishes up tropical vibes...'Rio de Janeiro' is restful, wistful and hopeful...'Do What You Want' is jazzy islandic & if what you want to dance, you can...their style works nicely with the classic 'Love the One You're With' " McKeesport Daily News

Along with writing songs for video projects & jingles, John McDonald has appeared in concert with the Beach Boys, Smokey Robinson, America & many national recording artists.



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Great Fun and Escape
John McDonald's CD is a lush, mellow escape from our everyday routine. Great rhythms that make you want to move with the music. John's passion for creativity jumps from these tunes. "Do What You Want", "Voodo Doll" and "Don't Touch the Lizard" are incomparable.

Lynda Schneider

Voodoo Doll
This is my all time favorite John McDonald song and believe me...I have quite a few favorItes. This song is catchy and funny and refreshing and captures the true spirit of John! LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!

Uncle Bill

Ya Gotta Love It
A refreshing escape from all the sound alike, sing alike wanna bees. Great original music and lyrics that will compel you to listen over and over.


Shelter From The Storm
Original Songs 1,2,5, 9 and 10 are incredible. I am also knocked over by the covers of Dylan's Shelter From The Storm and Love the One You're With. I never tire of listening to this CD!


If you have never heard John McDonald sing, then you are truly missing out on some of the best musical talent out there.
Not only is he amazing live whether it be on his own or with his band, John promises the best of times!!! I have had this CD and bought it for many friends and family members since it was first released. It is nothing short of fantastic!!! High Frequency Hope has been a sound track to many events in my life and the words have fit so many situations and people that have passed through on this journey called life. My favorites are the title track, High Frequency Hope and Heartfelt Vibrations, Too loose to Limbo, Rio de Janeiro, Voodo Doll and the covers of Love the one your with and Shelter from the Storm are great!! Actually all the songs are great. A definate MUST HAVE for anyone!!! I am anxiously awaiting John's next CD to come out. Hurry Up!!!!