What a year it’s been… I hope that my music has in some way increased your ''sweet'' times and brought a smile to your ears.
Please know that your good wishes, support and encouragement are sincerely appreciated! Through music, we’re all on this journey together.
Here’s wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and the very best to you in the year ahead!
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In My Sweet Time – Roxy Perry
By T-Bourbon - Posted on December 7th, 2008
It is very clear to me that Roxy Perry did not sit idly as a child. Roxy spent her formative years listening to swing records, which inspired her to begin her musical career at an early age. Her first appearance at age10 was at the famous Glen Island Casino in her home town, New Rochelle, New York. Soon after, her family moved to Los Angeles, California, where Roxy appeared at the Shrine Auditorium. Four years later, they moved back to New York. As a teen, Roxy was fronting a ten-piece Soul band six nights a week at the infamous Peppermint Lounge, Times Square, New York. It was there she was discovered, and was booked as a back-up vocalist for a four-year tour with the pop-Rock act, “Dawn.” In the eighties, Roxy was signed to Personal Records, who released an EP that ranked high on the Billboard charts. This began a new phase of Roxy's solo recording career, which led her to Blues.
Here in my CD player is her fourth Blues CD release, IN MY SWEET TIME. It is Roxy's third release on her label, BluePerry Hill Records.
IN MY SWEET TIME has twelve original songs and one cover, Hank Williams Senior’s I'M SO LONESOME I COULD CRY. We can report that she has brought new life to this song in her rendition. Her unforgettable Blues style brings the most perfect feeling possible to this country classic. We do not often see a female Blues harp player. Roxy's very adept harp playing brings merit to female harp players who are so rare. This is well exemplified in her harp solo in this Hank Williams Sr. classic.
BED OF BLUES begins the album with a piano intro (Mike Ventimiglia) and guitarist (Chris Vitarello). We can call it Urban or real City Blues, influenced by the New York City - Big Apple Jazz sound. What impresses me most is Roxy Perry's capability to mix so many Blues-related music styles into her songs. Blues, R&B, Jump, Swing, Country, Jazz, Latin, Delta… GOODBYE HONEY is an example of her Jazz style, including a flexible piano solo. and of course, Roxy's delicious voice. The acoustic number, LET ME HAVE MY REST, is yet another example of Roxy's diverse style. Matt Baxter (dobro and stomp box) and Roxy's sensitive vocal and harp solo compliment each other.
BLUES COMES TO CALL is a beautiful Funk groove – All horns expertly played by Frosty Lawson. The multi-talented Roxy Perry produced and did the musical arrangements for this CD as well!
We can conclude, by the merit of this CD, that Roxy will certainly do very well in Europe. The New York Blues Queen is ready to conquer Europe!
IN MY SWEET TIME PLAYING ON THESE EXCELLENT STATIONS....
ABS Bluescast – GA, Bluelight Boogie -Yellowstone Public Radio – MT, Blues Bizness – NM, CapRadio.org – CA, Lee Entertainment – NC, Rock-It Radio – CA, Blues & Beyond – VT, KRUSHRadio.com – TX, Smokestack Lightnin’ – FL, ElectricBlues Radio Live 365, KALW.org – CA, KAOS – WA, KGOU – OK, KIOS – NE, KKFI – MO, KKTO – NV, KPFT – TX, KQNC – CA, KRVM – OR, KUOP – CA, KXJC – CA, KZUM – NE, WBCZ – NJ, WBGO – NJ, WBOR – ME, WCVF – NY, WDST – NY, WDVR – NJ, WEVL FM 89.9 – TN, WFDU – NJ, WFMU – NJ, WGLT – IL, WHQR – NC, WHRW – MA, WITR – NY, WKIT – ME, WLNZ 89.7 – MI, WLSU 88.9 FM – WI, WMNF – FL, WORT – WI, WPFW – DC, WPKN – CT, WRBC – ME, WVOF – CT, WWOZ Radio – LA, WUCF – FL, WWPV 88.7 FM – VT, WXLV – PA, WXPK – NY, WYHY – IL, RADIO HOLSTEBRO (Denmark), Nightwolf (Italy), Rock 'n' Blues Today on RADIO RCC.com (Italy), Midnight Special (France / Canada), Baker Street Radio (France), Radio Ridderkerk, (The Netherlands), Radio RCF, France, Rootstime (Belgium), Bluesy on Radio Kaleidoscope, (France), Blues Train FM (Holland), Maxwell Street (France), Catfish Blues (Italy), Cross Blues on Radio Alpine Meilleure - 93.7 (France), Crossroads (France), Tecka’s Tracks (Australia), Blueprint Radio Parkstad / Veendam / Holland (The Netherlands), Blues News/Le Blues Vous Va Si Bien (France), Sweet Home Chicago (France), BEAUB FM (France), Nothing But The Blues (UK), Red Hot Blues (Spain), BluesBeat (AUSTRALIA), Honky Tonk Blues (Australia), Raven’n’Blues (UK), Good Time Blues (Argentina), Pulsions 70 (France), Dragon Radio (Germany), Bernd’s Blues Corner on Ems-Vechte-Welle EVW 95.6 (Germany), SaintFM 94.7 (UK), Community Radio Hamilton (New Zealand), The Wind of the Blues, Radio Quartz 105. FM (Belgium), Blues & Friends, Golfbreker Radio (The Netherlands), Radio PICA (Spain), RTBF CLASSIC 21 (Belgium), Blues In The Dark on CFRO (Canada), Radio Blues Intense on RBA FM Auvegne Limousin 15.1963 (France), Mainlines Radio Show On Radio Alpine Meilleure (France), N.E.A.R. FM (Ireland), All Blues on RCF Corrèze, RCF Accords, RCF Puy de Dôme (France), W1RS.org (France)
To close out the year on a high note, the latest IN MY SWEET TIME review follows!