Just Say the Word

Just Say the Word

by Josh Kelley


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Just Say the Word

Singer/songwriter Josh Kelley delivers more of the melodic, dewy-eyed pop he's become known for on 2006's Just Say the Word. A compelling presence on record, Kelley has grown as both a songwriter and vocalist since his 2005 debut album, the intimate and soulful Almost Honest. Although Kelley is still somewhat indebted to the adult contemporary soft rock of John Mayer, it's mostly because Mayer shares many of the same inclinations toward blue-eyed soul ballads and melodic rock anthems that Kelley favors here. This is an amiable, heartfelt, hopelessly romantic, and utterly hummable collection of songs that easily draws comparisons to such classic soul singer/songwriters as Hall & Oates, Christopher Cross, and Michael McDonald. Tracks such as the yearning title cut and the joyous "You Are Part of Everything" reveal Kelley's knack for instantly memorable choruses and universally relatable lyrics that still retain a sense of the personal. Just Say the Word is the just the type of album that makes you rethink the trajectory of the artist's career and puts everything Kelley has done before and may do in the future into a truly appealing light.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/08/2006
UPC: 0859700040010
catalogNumber: 400

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Josh Kelley   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Strings,Drums,Vocals,Background Vocals,Xylophone,Bells
Graham Edwards   Bass,Guitar
Tom Freund   Bass
Ben Peeler   Lap Steel Guitar
Dave Bassett   Guitar
Dave Haywood   Guitar,Wurlitzer
Miranda Lee Richards   Background Vocals
Joe Firstman   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Dave Yaden   Keyboards
Tony Lucca   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Dave Bassett   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Robinette   Engineer
Dave Haywood   Composer
Joe Firstman   Composer,Producer
Josh Kelley   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer
Scott Spock   Engineer

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Just Say the Word 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mike-v More than 1 year ago
After hearing this CD at the bookstore, I decided to pick it up. I didn't know at the time that he was living in the same state, and lo and behold, a few months later he was playing at a concert near the University of Georgia, where I was going to school. I went and it was a great concert. He's put out a couple of CDs since, but this one remains my favorite.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago