Let's Get Serious
Label: Tunley Records
Blossom's Blues; Give Me The Simple Life; Too Much In Love To Care; Try Your Wings; The Alley Cat Song; The Gentleman Is a Dope; Why Don't You Do Right; Whatever Lola Wants; Straighten Up And Fly Right; Go Away Little Boy; The Doodlin' Song.
An upbeat, happy, cheeky album perfect for the holiday season. Gemma Sherry's third full length album, the ironically titled ‘Let's Get Serious’ is a collection of joyful songs recorded specifically to bring a smile to the listener. Faced with the live music landscape of 2020 which put an unscheduled end to her 2019-2020 world tour, Gemma decided that rather than retreating she would re-double her efforts and record an album of what the world needed most; happy, playful, cheeky music. Bringing together a band of standout musicians including Grammy-nominated guitarist Paul Bollenbeck, session pianist Rick Germanson, jazz legend George Coleman’s son, George Coleman Jr. on drums and one of the newest most sort-after double bass players on the scene Eric Wheeler. Hand selecting each song on the album, Gemma chose to record primarily lesser known songs, with a few well known classics mixed in as touchstones to a wider audience. Songs such as “The Alley Cat Song”, “Try Your Wings” and “Doodlin’ Song” haven’t been widely recorded in over 50 years. “Try Your Wings” is a message to others to follow their dreams no matter what. Something Sherry strongly believes in and encapsulates her view on life. While the well known tracks such as “Give Me The Simple Life” and “Straighten Up and Fly Right” are light and joyful.
- Let's Get Serious by C. Michael Bailey
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