Track Listing: Start Something, Love is the Answer, Greenstone Pala, Say Can You See, Bound to Be, Shake the Ceiling, One More Funk Song
Credits: Marcus Singletary - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Vocals, Songwriter (all tracks), Production. Stafano Ashbridge: Drums. Vincent Unto: Background Vocals. Ralph Parillo: Saxophone. Engineer: G. Preston Boebel. Post-Production: Erik Colvin. Mixing: Don Casale. Mastering: Anthony Casuccio.
"This ... seeks to portray Chicago blues guitarist Marcus Singletary as a diverse singer, songwriter and producer. That's why there's barely a blues lick among these seven feel-food songs with titles like "Love Is the Answer," "Shake the Ceiling" and "Start Something," although the Seventies-ready "One More Funk Song" comes close. Mixed by Don Casale (who engineered "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida," by the way) on the same RCA Records console used to track several Elvis hits, the album boasts lots of backing vocals and proves Singletary can both sing and play. Cynics among us may regard Singletary's latest material � his other albums were defined by lengthy blues solos � as a step backward into pop territory. The rest will simply enjoy these 27 minutes of catchy, happy-sounding tunes that may brighten an otherwise cloudy day for someone who knows not to judge a CD by its cover." -Michael Popke, Sea of Tranquility, 2008
Track Listing: Shake Your Body Politic, Sweet Home, Chicago, Delta, Train, Super Tuesday, Can't Ask For More, Shame, The Music's Playin', Mercury Blues, Good Lovin'
Credits: Marcus Singletary - Main Performer, Songwriter (1, 3-8), Producer. Mastering: Anthony Casuccio, Nancy Matter.
"As readers may or may not know, I'm the magazine's assistant editor...I see it as an opportunity to talk about whatever music-related topic happens to be stuck in my craw or my crosshairs, or something that landed on my desk that I might be into but for sundry reasons doesn't have a place in Chronogram proper: Perhaps this means a gig or two that I caught over the weekend, or a CD by a non-local artist that I think deserves attention (or one by a cool local artist that we didn't have room for). So, then: Speaking of cool CDs by non-local artists, one recent surprise is Marcus Singletary Rocks. From the look of it and the spiel on the accompanying press sheet, I was expecting yet another soulless and antiseptic bar-band blues record. Boy was I wrong. On this, his fourth full-length, Singletary stays far from Miller Beer land, instead slaloming furiously between the scuzzed-out, awesome Cream worship of Grand Funk's first LP and raw, punkish blues that could be ... at home on Fat Possum ... This guy really seems to know that, these days anyway, the blues need to be fucked up to still be vital." -Peter Aaron, Chronogram/"Crush This Horn," 2007
"The 10 tracks on Marcus Singletary Rocks represent a sampling of Singletary’s recorded blues resume … [showcasing] his blues crooning and extended guitar solo skills." -Jason Scales, Illinois Entertainer, 2006
Angel City Shootout contains two albums - The Marcus Singletary Band (2004) and Capitol Hill (2004).
Track Listing: Delta, Best in Me, Shame, Can't Ask For More, (You Can Call Me) Anytime, Saddleback, Come on Over to My Side, Come on Over to My Side, Baby (Live bonus track), Train, The Music's Playin', Super Tuesday, Lead the Way, Keep On Movin', Johnson's Farm, Signs of Life, WIthout Love (bonus track)
Credits: Marcus Singletary - Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass, Harmonica, Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Drums, Vocals, Engineer, Songwriter (all tracks), Production. Mastering: Anthony Casuccio, Nancy Matter.
Capitol Hill (2004)
"Political-social commentary and a firm belief in the power of positive thinking punctuate Marcus Singletary’s ''Capitol Hill''. Dreamy, jam-based blues largely carries the message, including this line from 'Super Tuesday': 'Are you better off now than you were four years ago? / It's time for a change." -Jason Scales, Illinois Entertainer, 2004
"Marcus Singletary plays blues-influenced classic rock not unlike Cream or Steve Miller. This particular breed of rock lends itself to a lot of soloing and intra-band jamming, and as expected, all of Singletary's songs eventually break down into extended guitar, harmonica or organ solos. What's strange is that Singletary plays all of the instruments. While lots of musicians have done this before, I don't recall any examples of artists actually jamming with themselves...Singletary has skills out the gills: his voice has the right attitude, his guitar playing is sharp, and any guitarist who can hold a beat behind the drums deserves some props." -Philip Stone, Splendid, 2004
The Marcus Singletary Band (2004)
"Marcus Singletary is a guitar wizard who slings his electric blues around like an old-time master. The songs are ripped, roaring and mean, just like the blues should be...The talent is there for sure. If you eat and breathe the blues, you need to check this guy out immediately." -Mish Mash Music Reviews, 2004
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