Wayne Powers | If Love Were All

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If Love Were All

by Wayne Powers

A 180-gram audiophile double vinyl gate-fold album with poly-lined sleeves from this jazz vocalist in the classic "Whiskey Baritone" tradition of the great saloon singers and Powers can croon and swing with the best of them.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Vocals
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Never Let Me Go
2:50 album only
2. You've Changed
3:13 album only
3. All of Me
4:11 album only
4. Body and Soul
3:54 album only
5. Lush Life
5:35 album only
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
4:26 album only
7. Willow Weep for Me
4:22 album only
8. You Don't Know What Love Is
4:28 album only
9. If Love Were All
2:28 album only
10. Just in Time
3:03 album only
11. East of the Sun (West of the Moon)
3:16 album only
12. I Only Have Eyes for You
3:27 album only
13. Time After Time
3:27 album only
14. Smile
3:29 album only


Album Notes
Life goes by too quickly. It’s hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since Wayne Powers recorded his last album, 1993's critically acclaimed “Plain Old Me” - with his Los Angeles “Hoi Polloi” band. But simple math can be unforgiving. In the intervening quarter century, Powers’ career has spanned stage, network TV and radio - and his life has been full with both the poignant and the joyous — as all lives are. Over the last few years, Wayne has been busy working on getting his “chops” back up with the idea of returning to the studio and giving voice to the last 25 years of live and love as he’s lived it and felt it. “I’ve got so much inside me still left unsung,” says Powers, “and so, with The Great American Songbook as my script, I’ve chosen some truly classic, compelling tunes which speak deeply to me and, hopefully, to you. Some you’ll know and a few you may not be familiar with — yet.”

The result is Powers’ personal yet universal saga of love lost and love found. We’ve all been there. Each tune on this album explores with authenticity a different aspect of an eternal story you’re sure to recognize. There’s a choice array of torch songs, or what Wayne and other crooners call ‘Saloon Songs’ — heartfelt ballads that will bring to mind a jukebox, wet quarters and soggy dollar bills in some dimly lit barroom. And then there are those uplifting tunes of love’s pure, unbridled joy. It’s all captured on this album. Wayne says, “I’m excited and honored to work with some top-flight jazz musicians on this live-in-studio recording: Ziad Rabie, Sax. Keith Davis, Piano. Ron Brendle, Acoustic Bass. Al Sergel, Drums.” This is a magical combination of talent that makes each of the 14 tunes sparkle and resonate in their own unique way. Powers invites you to “...share in the musical and lyrical truth, love and joy which we all brought to this special project, appropriately titled, “IF LOVE WERE ALL.”

The album is available for direct digital download, as a CD — and as a limited edition 180-gram audiophile vinyl double LP.



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