This new offering from the singular Mr. Stigers is once again a melting pot of material given the 'Stigers treatment'. From Paul Simon to Hoagy Carmichael, Mose Allison to Stephin Merritt (who? - I know I'd never heard of him either), this collection of 12 songs is a roller coaster ride of emotion, out-pouring of love, and love lost, and I adore every minute of it.
I thank Curtis Stigers for making me more adventurous in my choice of music, as I go to check out all these artists I've never heard of before, finding myself with a wider, more eclectic musical collection than ever before.
I've never heard an accordian being used on a modern piece of music, so check out Track 1 for the haunting strains of that instrument.
Track 2 was familiar to me as a musical piece, it was co-written with Jake Stigers, younger brother of Curtis. It is a goose-bump making, heartfelt love song! Curtis has made the lyrics much more appropriate to his own lady love, Amy.
Track 6, written by Curtis with Larry Goldings is a great, slow latin number that would be great for any salsa or latin dance clubs out there to play, it just makes you want to get up and shake those hips!
Once again, this one will always be in my CD player.