Celia Ramsey: I’ll Just Lie About It
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This is Celia’s second album and shows a lot of vocal talent. Those who like the old torch music will find this album very satisfying. The atmosphere takes me back to the black and white movie era. She grew up listening to Scottish ballads and music from the thirties and forties and sings the songs as if she grew up in that time. Celia is currently residing in the San Francisco Bay area and is becoming well known in San Francisco and Berkley.
The album includes a few old ballads from way back when and also nine new compositions of her own that could very well have come from the same era as the others. Her voice and style provide a dreamy style and atmosphere to the songs.
The first song which is the title song, I’ll Just Lie About It, starts the album off as a bluesy ballad with a nice clarinet solo and old fashioned torch lyrics. It could have come from an old black and white movie.
Do your kisses stir my soul
Do I think you make me whole
Should I sigh and lose control
Please don’t lie about it
She describes her composition Lament as true confessions of the mid-life kind. The song has a strong bluesy saxophone solo in it and some good lyrics in a humorous vein.
What would I do without you my libido
Without you men are just friends
Not all of the songs are slow torch songs. There is a good mix of slow and swing music like Bad Girl Song with her voice and a clarinet woven around each other in a good swing style. The album is very well produced and put together and displays a great singer with a nice old dreamy style and some great arrangements with some very talented musicians. She is a seasoned singer and this album is well worth listening to.
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