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Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Soul Shaker (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Soul Shaker (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 00:43:18 minutes | 917 MB | Genre: Blues, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bird Song Records

Vocalist Robbin Kapsalis and her flame-throwing band Vintage #18 go so hard on their new sophomore release Soul Shaker that you’ll want to get to dancing in zero seconds flat. The record blasts off October 15th, 2021 on Bird Song Records and gives listeners another dose of Kapsalis and company operating at the top of their ferocious game. The sessions were band-produced and tracked at Gizmo Recording Studios in Silver Spring, Maryland with Gantt Kushner engineering. This proved to be a potent mix of musical spirits that utilized blues, soul, and jazz inspirations to create an amazing record that’s refreshingly genuine and that crackles with the energy of real life. Consisting of six new originals and three covers, Soul Shaker brings us all the kind of reason-to-live music we need to survive our desperate, contemporary world.

Kapsalis is a Chicago native who moved south to Atlanta when she was 14. She sang the alto part in her church choir’s arrangements and developed a rich, low-toned voice influenced by Sharon Jones, Koko Taylor, Tina Turner, and Gladys Knight. Vintage #18 is the first and only band she’s ever been part of and she displays the enthusiasm and excitement that many road warrior veterans can’t muster up anymore. Backed up by the stomping trio of Bill Holter on guitars, Alex Kuldell on drums, and Mark Chandler on bass, Kapsalis and her trademark sassed-up white fringed dress has been building a stellar reputation throughout Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia since 2013. She has opened for major blues artists including The Nighthawks, Billy Price, Roomful of Blues, Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, Albert Cummings, Selwyn Birchwood, and Coco Montoya, performed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and put out a well-received debut effort called Grit in 2017.

1. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Shake It Baby
2. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Lost Souls
3. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Boogaloo
4. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Living Large
5. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – You Don’t Deserve Me
6. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Jukin’
7. Robbin Kapsalis – From the Heart of the One
8. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Silver Spoon
9. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – Fever
10. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – The Cannonball
11. Robbin Kapsalis and Vintage #18 – You Don’t Deserve Me (Extended Groove)


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