The Rhythm and Harmony of The Roy Kay Trio

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Rhythm and Harmony of the Roy Kay Trio finds the trio sticking to its vintage guns on its fourth album. Once again, the always drummer-less trio featuring the talents of rhythm guitarist/lead vocalist Roy Kay, lead guitarist/vocalist Mike Geglia, and upright bassist/vocalist Robin Cady delivers a set of old-school rockabilly originals. The tracks, all written by Kay, are sweet little pop nuggets of urbane roots rock that should appeal to fans of '50s-era rock & roll. That said, while Kay has always had a knack for hummable, twang-inflected foot tappers, here he has expanded some of his purest tendencies to include some nifty chord progressions and sonic touches that...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The Rhythm and Harmony of the Roy Kay Trio finds the trio sticking to its vintage guns on its fourth album. Once again, the always drummer-less trio featuring the talents of rhythm guitarist/lead vocalist Roy Kay, lead guitarist/vocalist Mike Geglia, and upright bassist/vocalist Robin Cady delivers a set of old-school rockabilly originals. The tracks, all written by Kay, are sweet little pop nuggets of urbane roots rock that should appeal to fans of '50s-era rock & roll. That said, while Kay has always had a knack for hummable, twang-inflected foot tappers, here he has expanded some of his purest tendencies to include some nifty chord progressions and sonic touches that also hint at early-'60s pop -- think the Everly Brothers or early Beatles minus drums of course. More over, such stellar cuts as the lead-off track "Why Even Try" and the mid-album ballad "Heart That Beats with Mine," while fitting snugly into the rockabilly tradition, also bring to mind Your Arsenal-period Morrissey. It's actually a fairly apt comparison as the Brit-rock icon has long drawn inspiration from the same well of '50s rock and pop as Kay does here. If The Rhythm and Harmony is somewhat lacking in flat-out rockers, it doesn't really matter as Kay's talent lies less in ripping through high-octane rave-ups and more in crafting intimate and melodically thoughtful songs that make the most of the trio's burnished harmony vocals. In that sense, Kay is a real rockabilly gentleman and The Rhythm and the Harmony of the Roy Kay Trio is pure class.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/11/2008
  • Label: Texas Jamboree
  • UPC: 675666069038
  • Catalog Number: 6903

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Why Even Try (2:07)
  2. 2 Starlight Alone (2:27)
  3. 3 Everyone's in Love (1:54)
  4. 4 She's Trouble (2:11)
  5. 5 Heart That Beats with Mine (2:32)
  6. 6 Young and Foolish (2:27)
  7. 7 Goodbye Romance (2:02)
  8. 8 Endless Night (2:13)
  9. 9 Hearts Unknown (2:20)
  10. 10 New Girl (2:14)
  11. 11 Feelin' Down (2:19)
  12. 12 So Tired (3:22)
  13. 13 What She'd Love to Hear (2:21)
  14. 14 Wonder (2:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roy Kay Trio Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Robin Cady Background Vocals, Upright Bass, Vocal Harmony
Mike Geglia Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Ray Kay Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Roy Kay Trio Composer, Engineer, Mastering, Audio Production
Roy "Kay" Konitzer Composer
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