New Music Critique: Greg Adams & East Bay Soul


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Style: Soul

Adams attains a remarkably authentic vintage-soul sound on his album The Real, showcasing a soul/funk power that’s on full display in the title cut, which is powered by a heavy, super-funky bass line, a horn section, and smooth, classy strings. And all of it is topped off by Terrell Edwards’ lead voice, crooning “Baby, I’m the real deal!,” which is altogether well-suited to this material. The classic Motown-sounding “Baby, Please Stay” rides a 12/8 time sig and a strong string section that adds a gleam of grown-up sophistication to the singer’s heart-felt plea: “I wanna be loved by you!” Finally, adding substance to it all is the jazzy, trumpet-fueled instrumental “Dreams Come True.” Very nice work all around.