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Sweet Music

24 Nov

“Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” made famous by The Shirelles, is arguably the best song to come from a girl group in the 1960’s. It’s the type of song that was made for the jukebox while sipping a milkshake. With its upbeat tempo, Shirley Owens crisp and rich vocals, and dazzling string instrumental, it’s easy to bypass how melancholy the tune really is.

And perhaps that’s the magic of the timeless track.

Many have covered the song in the past, but none as bittersweetly as Sweet Talk Radio. Husband and Wife duo Kathrin Shorr & Tim Burlingame match lyrical content to tone in this version. It is slow and full of pent up pain and uncertainty. Shorr sings with a heartaching and harrowing earnesty full of vulnerability that brings “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” to a whole different level. A level perhaps not thought about until now.

A simple piano driven background only helps to send home the truly downhearted message of the song. With additional ethereal vocals, Sweet Talk Radio’s version breathes new life into a classic.

Discography: My Hallelujah (2009), State Of The Untion (2012)

Official Website: http://www.sweettalkradio.com


It’s Only December

16 Dec

No current artist better filled the shoes of The Ronettes and The Shirelles than Amy Winehouse.

Her passing left a gaping hole in the music world.

But the spirit of Winehouse’s passionate sound is alive and kicking in Nikki (Leoni) and Rich (Velonski’s) song “December.”

The song takes listeners on lyrical journey of love through the seasons:

“We used to walk holding hands in the park in early September/We were back in the park making love by the end of November/Now I’m here by myself in the dark and it’s only December.”

Leonti’s rich, soft voice sails over the mid tempo song accentuating the simple melody which intentionally or not borrows from The Shirelles “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and the Ronettes” “Be My Baby.”

 The end result is  song that successfuly captures the emotion and soul of iconic girl groups, with one lone songstress.