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by Sam Shaber

1999: Folk-Influenced Pop - this crisp live recording captures the energy and essence of Sam in her element. Her second release and still going strong.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Invisible Woman
3:36 $0.99
2. All of This
4:53 $0.99
3. Perfect
4:28 $0.99
4. Hush-A-Bye
4:48 $0.99
5. Rooftop
3:18 $0.99
6. Honey
4:28 $0.99
7. Sometimes it Hurts
4:41 $0.99
8. Bomb Threat in New Rochelle
3:25 $0.99
9. City Lights Lament
3:07 $0.99
10. Rain and Sunshine
4:45 $0.99
11. Playing House
4:38 $0.99
12. Frere Jacques
4:35 $0.99
13. Mary-Anne
2:57 $0.99
14. Quaalude III
2:06 $0.99
15. Walkin' at Night
8:54 $0.99
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Album Notes
The spiffy re-release of the 1999 live album, complete with special extra track at the end! Featuring tracks such as the rousing "All of This," the touching "Rain and Sunshine," and the downright goofy "Bomb Threat in New Rochelle," this snapshot of a hard-working, hard-playing live troubadour just about lives up to its name!
Says Sam; "I could talk about my musical influences but then I would have to admit the hours I spent dancing to Duran Duran in my bedroom years ago. So instead I'll tell you that I graduated from Cornell University, (I swear I was over them by then... but I'll always have a soft spot for John Taylor...) and currently I'm based in my hometown of New York City and touring from San Francisco to Scotland.

"My second album, perfecT, self-produced and released on Brown Chair Records, has been getting airplay across the country and was voted #7 out of 1800 titles for Best Independent CD of 1999 at CD Baby.com.

"Who knew that hours of singing along to "Hungry Like the Wolf" could amount to something?
Hope you enjoy the CD!"

Sam Shaber

"Stark raving great!" - Gene Shay, WXPN 88.5fm, Philadelphia

"A riveting performer. Sam Shaber's got the whole package." - Folkweb

"This is a real human being you're listening to." - Shout Magazine

"Sam Shaber leads the next generation of singer/songwriters into our collective consciousness." - WNEW 102.7fm, New York

"Shaber is one of those precious few performers who believes in letting her songs tell her story and making every appearance along the way a special moment for her audience." - Patrick Walsh, Peekskill Herald, NY

"Sam Shaber possesses the keen insight of a sage and the ability to set wisdom in motion." - Michael Henningsen, Albuquerque Weekly Alibi, New Mexico



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Chad Tallman

honest, soulful folk music you can sink into like a big fat lazy boy!!!!!
This cd is loaded with passion, honesty and emotion.

Captain Dave Sulin

More great depth from a truly talented person with passion in her voice and in h
My 13 year old daughter plays Sam Shaber every morning as she gets ready for school. I can't help but hear the real passion of this talented young performer ooze out of her music. "Perfect" is a wonderful collection from the first song until the last. Put it on and loop it and you will get caught up in "Perfect" too.


This CD is perfect! Wonderful example of indie/folk music. I first heard Sam Shaber on NPR in Kansas City and I have been in love with her sound ever since. I only wish I'd found her sooner.

Edward Burke

When I first checked out Sam's promo materials, I thought...
When I first checked out Sam Shaber's promo materials, I thought "Oh no, not another acoustic guitarist"! But then I listened to her live, and she played a track from this album entitled Honey. I can tell you that Sam Shaber is not the typical singer-songwriter. She is vibrant, expressive, sexy, a talented musician, and true to her art. The chords and vocals on Honey were simple, yet heartfelt and expressive. Her guitar was hypnotic; the instrument's bass chords for Honey were surprisingly memorable, and I was hooked. I hung on her every word. Live music is incredible, and that's why you should pick up this live CD if you want to experience real emotion. She also had an interesting syle of playing which she dubbed "urban bluegrass", and I even heard a slight reggae influence as well in some of the other songs from this album. Pick this one up and support live music!

Bob Littman, Boston

I stumbled upon Sam quite fortuitously at Passims in Cambridge recently and the pleasure was all mine. Her unique vocal stylings are reminiscent of of the edgy,but sweet transistional female blues/jass singers of the 30's and 40's, yet her music is consistently cutting edge and moving. She is a delight to watch, listen to and experience.

Shirley Anderson

Listening and experiencing Sam's "Perfect", as her other songs, is like walking side by side with her and sharing her life and innermost thoughts. Sam is a powerful, energetic, deeply moving and very personal singer/songwriter. Her unique and powerful stage presence in live performance is a gift Her musical tales are her yearning, curiousity and sensuality -- and they happen to be all packaged up for you to take home! See this woman and take home her songs!


This CD is really good. Shaber is an excellent writer and brings to the folk voice a surprising virtousity.

Anne Heaton, Singer/Songw

Sam's new live album "Perfect" is a joy to listen to. Her vocals are strong and passionate. I always find myself singing along to the second song "Somewhere in all of this I have found a home.." I love it! There's other good stuff too: funny talking in "I Go Walking At Night" and sad lyrics. This is a very good live album!

Dave Beazer, New York

If music is emotion in the air, then Sam Shaber scents a room with feelings that are intriguingly direct and familiar. The guy in "Bomb Threat in New Rochelle"? Could be me. Loss of a friend? Unrequited love? Loneliness in the city? Finding "The One''? It's easy to relate. She succeeds in making those things her own, though, because she's done her homework. She uses her clear, strong voice like a veteran pitcher, varying speed and location: no monotone here. Fingerstyle or power chords, she's an accomplished guitarist with warm, full tone. And she's a very clever songwriter. Evolved and catchy, her melodies and arrangements never drone or get muddy - none of that 1960's guitar-Mass sound, which an old girlfriend liked to call "early folk yuch." The CD "Perfect" captures Shaber's humor and easy way with the audience. But it doesn't convey her unrestrained spontaneity - like when she whipped out a camera mid-set and took shots of some old friends she hadn't seen in years as they scrounged for seats at Koffee? in New Haven. She gives the impression that she sees and hears everything and everyone around her, an informed intelligence, even over that hawking espresso machine. One can only wonder what response she gets on tour from the New Country crowd. She probably could play the theme from "Rawhide" from behind chicken wire and make it work. But I wouldn't be tossing beer bottles because like the subject of "Perfect," song after song, I'd love it.


Wow! I bought this CD because I was intrigued by the cover and the sound clips. I'm completely entranced by her voice and quirky lyrics. There is real passion behind her singing and one can definitely hear it.
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