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Minds Eye

by Kama Ruby & The Rough Cuts

This third album transports us from her jazz roots into classic rock, adult contemporary, electronic chill, and even country music with interpretations of “Faded Love,” a tune made famous by the legendary “King of Western Swing” Bob Wills (who is a distant cousin), The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm,” with its haunting sax and woodwinds as well as the blending of lyrics from Stan Jones’ classic western song, “Ghost Riders in the Sky,” Moby’s “Mistake,” featuring long time David Bowie pianist, Mike Garson, Zero 7’s “In the Waiting Line,” Joan Baez’ “Diamonds and Rust,” Janis Ian’s “Ride Me Like a Wave,” and, finally, “Treasure Island," with former America and Spyro Gyra drummer Tom Walsh, highlighted by the piano and vocal skills of the legendary Jane Getz, who co-wrote the song with Jon Strider, and co-produced the album.
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1. Treasure Island
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2. Diamonds and Rust
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3. Ride Me Like a Wave
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4. Faded Love
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5. Mistake
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6. In the Waiting Line
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7. Riders on the Storm / Ghost Riders in the Sky
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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“Mind’s Eye,” the third release by vocalist Kama Ruby, transports the artist from her straight ahead jazz roots into the musical genres of classic rock, adult contemporary, electronic chill, and even country music. The latter should not be that surprising considering that she grew up in Bakersfield, CA, the birthplace of the Bakersfield Sound. The result is an intriguing and eclectic mix of signature takes on some popular and rarely heard tunes from the past.

Kama's first album “Kama Ruby, Straight-up & Chilled” and her sophomore album, "Kama Ruby: Rock Dreams in Jazz" are both a mix of jazz standards, acid jazz, classic rock, and pop tunes. The recordings capture the live feel of her performances and her unique take on familiar works. Both albums have enjoyed international sales as well as considerable airplay on numerous jazz oriented radio stations.

On this newest album, Kama casts a musical net that embraces a wide variety of musical styles. For the first time, she has even ventured into country music with her interpretation of “Faded Love,” a tune made famous by the legendary “King of Western Swing” Bob Wills (who happens to also be a distant cousin).

Hints of her influence by jazz and country show through clearly in her version of The Doors’ “Riders on the Storm,” with its haunting sax and woodwind solos as well as the blending of lyrics from Stan Jones’ classic western song, “Ghost Riders in the Sky.”

Refusing to be pigeon-holed into any one genre, her chilled take on Moby’s “Mistake” - featuring long time David Bowie pianist, Mike Garson - as well as Zero 7’s “In the Waiting Line” are sure to become mainstays on electronic radio stations everywhere. Her love of past vocalists shows through as well with her versions of Joan Baez’ “Diamonds and Rust” and Janis Ian’s “Ride Me Like a Wave.”

Finally, Kama’s take on the song “Treasure Island," featuring former America and Spyro Gyra drummer Tom Walsh, is highlighted by the piano and vocal skills of the legendary Jane Getz, who co-wrote the song with Jon Strider and co-produced the album.



Treasure Island: By Jane Getz, Jon Strider

Kama Ruby: Lead and backup vocals
Jane Getz: Keyboards,
Peter Burns and Bob Tucker: 12 String Guitar
Bob Tucker: Bass
Tom Walsh: Drums
Vocals laid at Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Kama Ruby
Mixed by Bob Tucker

Diamonds and Rust: By Joan Baez

Kama Ruby: Lead and Back up vocals
Joy Wright: Back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon and 11:21: keyboard, samplers sequencers & programming
11:21: Guitar
Produced by Kama Ruby, Tom Stillwagon
Mixed by Tom Stillwagon
Vocals laid at Aum Studio Productions and Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Kama Ruby, Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon

Ride Me Like a Wave: By Janis Ian

Kama Ruby: Lead and back up vocals
Joy Wright: Back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon: Bass, Keyboards, percussion, samplers sequencers & programming
11:21: Guitar
Mixed by Tom Stillwagon
Vocals laid at Aum Studio Productions and Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Kama Ruby, Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon

Faded Love: By Bob and John Wills

Kama Ruby: Lead and back up vocals
Joy Wright: Back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon: Bass, keyboards, samplers sequencers and programming
11:21:




Mistake: By Richard Melville Hall
Kama Ruby: Lead and back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon: keyboards, guitars, samplers sequencers & programming
Robin Bramlett: Bass
Mike Garson: Piano
Mixed by Tom Stillwagon
Vocals laid at Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Kama Ruby, Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon
Engineer to Mike Garson: Austin Greek

In The Waiting Line: By Henry Binns, Sam Hardaker and Sophie Alexandra Jessica Barker.
Kama Ruby: Lead and back up vocals
Alicia Richardson: Back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon: bass, keyboards, oscillators, guitars, samplers sequencers & programming
11:21: Guitars
M.Segal: percussion
Produced by Kama Ruby, Tom Stillwagon, Bob Tucker, Jane Getz
Mixed by Tom Stillwagon
Vocals laid at Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Kama Ruby, Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon


Riders on The Storm/ Ghost Riders in The Sky: By John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, and Jim Morrison/ Stan Jones

Kama Ruby: Lead and back up vocals
Jane Getz: keyboards, back up vocals
Tom Stillwagon: bass, keyboards, samplers sequencers & programming, back up vocals
Ray Zepeda: Tenor sax, flutes, and piccolo
Mixed by Tom Stillwagon
Vocals laid at Crescent Heights Digital
Produced by Kama Ruby, Jane Getz, Bob Tucker, and Tom Stillwagon

Album Mastered by Bob Tucker
Mechanical Licensing paid to Easy Song Licensing for all songs except "Treasure Island." "Treasure Island" Mechanical Licence paid to Janiac Music BMI.

Creative Advisor/Liner Notes: Frank J. Maccioli






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