“A Song for My Father” 3 Stars
Looking for something different for dad for Father's
You might try this innovative collection, which currently
can be found exclusively at Target stores across the country.
The 14-song set, being released as part of 180 Music's "Spotlight"
series, finds the offspring of some famous musical fathers
taking a swing at some gems from dad's repertoire.
Hence we have tracks like The Allman Brothers' "Midnight
Rider," rendered in growling good fashion by Gregg Allman's
son Devon Allman and his band Honeytribe; Ricky Nelson's unforgettable
"Travelin' Man," sung in close familial harmony
by his sons Matthew and Gunnar; and Louise Goffin, who turns
in an exceptional rendition of "Up On The Roof,"
which was penned by her parents Gerry Goffin and Carole King.
Among the other artists are Carlos Santana's son Salvador
Santana, James Taylor's sound-alike son Ben Taylor, and the
well established A.J. Croce who offers a compelling cover
of his dad Jim Croce's "Lover's Cross."