Aaron Tippin works on new CD
Friday, October 3, 2008 – Veteran singer Aaron Tippin has been working on a new CD for his new label. Tippin started working on the CD with producer James Stroud in June. While still working on the CD, look for a release in early 2009 on Stroud's new label, Stroudavarious. He previously headed Giant and DreamWorks Records.
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Fifteen years after his debut, Tippin reintroduces himself with 3 new songs and 10 re-recordings of his own hits. Among the new tunes, "Ready to Rock (in a Country Kinda Way)" is a southern rocker that tips its hat to Hank Jr., while "Could Not Stop Myself" and "He Believed" mix strong vocals with upbeat, electric guitar-bass-and-drum and touches of fiddle and banjo. The productions sound fuller than Tippin's 1990s recordings, but with the same muscular power. ...
Aaron Tippin may be known as a country singer espousing blue collar, working man values, but something seems to be missing here in a big way at least musically.
When working class comes to mind, one thinks of Tippin's sometimes tough sounding voice that gets to the heart of the material.
But the problem time and again is the music and quality of the songs. There is far too great a generic sound produced by the typical Grade A session players. Too much drums from Lonnie Wilson and a lack of ...
A dozen new Christmas songs beckon from Aaron Tippin's first holiday album. Including "Jingle Bell Rock," this mustachioed covers five seasonal classics, best of all his bathed-in-blues rendering of the Ernest Tubb/Elvis Presley giant, "Blue Christmas."
Yet Tippin strikes bold where so many choose to play it safe by striking forth with seven originals. Some are quite good. Others, well, are not. He adds to the ever-growing canon of silly Christmas songs with his rocking "It's A Good Thing Santa ...