Los Angeles Rock'n Soul stalwarts, JACK MACK AND THE HEART ATTACK, return with a fabulous collection of raw, gritty, and soulful rhythm and blues. This long-awaited 30th Anniversary recording project from Jack Mack and the Heart Attack features 12 amazing tracks--7 originals and 5 “re-imaginations”, including two by the late, great Solomon Burke.
“Don’t Give Up On Me” has a wonderful Lee Thornburg horn arrangement a la Ray Charles, and “Soul Meeting” features five incredible singers: Bill Champlin, Max Carl, Mike Finnigan, Tim Scott and Mark Campbell all sharing the lead.
The Rolling Stones classic “Under My Thumb” is reimagined in the spirit of Otis Redding, circa 1969. Also included are Burt Bacharach’s, “Walk On By” and Otis Redding’s, “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” – featuring 2010 America’s Got Talent winner, Michael Grimm.
The original songs include: “Ride The Rocket”, describing lead singer Mark Campbell’s high school days; “Soul Man”, a tribute to all the legendary soul singers who have passed away; “Sha La La”, an ode to street corner singers; and “I Just Need You”, sung by bassist Bruce Atkinson, a Sam Cooke-influenced shuffle. The bluesy, funky track “A New Past”, is a song penned for this album and sung by former Jack Mack and 38 Special lead singer, Max Carl.
“Hard To Fall” is a gritty get-down-to-the-bone Rock and Soul groove. Former band members John Paruolo, Lee Thornburg, Tim Scott, Rick Shlosser, Kevin Cloud, Tony Braunagel and Jim Coile all appear on the project in addition to a special guest appearance by blues legend, Curtis Salgado, 2010 Blues Foundations Soul/Blues Male Artist of the Year.