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Curtis Salgado Shows Us His Emotions Thru The Beautiful Lowdown

Curtis Salgado Shows Us His Emotions Thru The Beautiful Lowdown

Curtis Salgado is a award-winning soul, blues and R&B vocalist and songwriter. Salgado gave us a new pleasant surprise the Alligator Records CD, “The Beautiful Lowdown”, released on Friday, April 8, 2016. He co-produced it along with Marlon McClain and Tony Braunagel and contributed to the horn arrangements and background vocal parts. In this album for the first time Salgado expresses his deepest emotions writing or co-writing 11 of the 12 tracks on the album.

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Hard to Feel the Same About Love,” is one of the highlights of the album, featuring a meaty saxophone solo book-ended by a rousing R&B stomp. This song is all about that first emotion in our lives. Danielle Schnebelen joins Curtis in the smoldering “Is There Something I Should Know”. If you wat to hear something different, then your attention will be caught by the reggae tune “Simple Enough”. “Walk a Mile In My Blues” also stands out as an intensely personal hard luck tale of a life in the blues, and Salgados fight with cancer. “Low Down Dirty Shame” and “I’m Not Made That Way,” are also songs that relate to the musicians life.
Curtis Salgado songs are not only beautiful because of his vocals, but also for the story they tell. “The Beautiful Lowdown” is a amazing mixture of blues, soul and funk, but the most important ingredient is Salgados heart in it.

Milena Staniskovska

April 22nd, 2016

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