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Highly Energetic Guitar Playing, World-Wise Lyrics, Audiophile SACD Sound!
"We got the straight tip from guitarist Ian Melrose, then we attended one of her
concerts, and we were overwhelmed by her musicality and her inspiring nature not
only on stage"
Consequently Stockfish recorded McKinley's album "Beggars, Fools and Thieves".
The American singer/songwriter, who many years ago moved to Berlin and still
lives there, got accompaniment during the studio sessions by renowned musicians
like Ian Melrose, Katharina Franck (Rainbirds), drummer Ralf Gustke (Sohne
Mannheims, Xavier Naidoo), and others.
USA-Berlin – no connection like any other – McKinley Black’s US-connection is
special; one supported by that delicately balanced myriad of factors required
for the artistically sublime.
Factors that don’t just fall from the blue sky, but in coming together, allow
artist to airdrop supplies to those awaiting authenticity and personality to be
found in music.
With "Beggars, Fools and Thieves" the American singer who for years has been
living in Berlin has produced her first album for Stockfisch.
You can feel it from the moment this little woman with that enormous voice
enters the stage that her art is deeply rooted in genuinely American musical
genres. Is that air of vitality due to her Portuguese ancestry?
The diversity of things she has done and places she has lived in has certainly
influenced her biography as an artist. Highly energetic guitar playing, worldly
wise lyrics, a sensuousness just under control – the sky over Berlin.
"Beggars, Fools and Thieves": A title reminiscent of a medieval tale is one
artist’s Luftbrücke – an airlift to the urban gospel of megalopolis: This train
is bound for glory!
• Super Audio CD
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
McKinley Black, vocals, guitar
Ian Melrose, guitar, dobro, electric guitars, whistle
Ian Parker, Hammond B3
Jan Hermerschmidt, clarinet
Klaus Graf, clarinet
Pam Wischofsky, background vocals
Mitch Steinberg, background vocals
Lea Morris, background vocals
Katharina Franck, background vocals
Julia Correira, background vocals
Simon Pauli, electric bass
Ralf Gustke, drums, percussion
Ingolf Kurkowski, cajon, percussion
Wojtek Bolimowski, violin
Zsuzsanna Bolimowski, violin
Oksana Labach, viola
Lucile Chaubard, violoncello
1. High Noon
2. All I Need
3. Beggars, Fools and Thieves
4. Hold On
6. Love Like mine
7. Bailinho da Maria
11. This Train
Total playing time, 43:11