Kelly Finnigan "The Tales People Tell (Colemine)"
Man oh man, if you like revival soul then do we have a record for you. The Tales People Tell (Colemine) is the solo debut from Kelly Finnigan and it’s everything you want it to be. Rooted in the timeless soul sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s, its obvious Kelly is influenced by the sounds of artists like The Delfonics, The Chi-Lites, The Stylistics, Otis Redding, Al Green, and a ton more that would make up a record collection that I would be happy to call my own. Groovy keyboards (sometimes provided by his father Mike who played with Hendrix, Joe Cocker, and Etta James to name a few) as well as drums from James Gadson (who played with everyone from Marvin Gaye to Beck) and Kelly on 10 other instruments. Gonna steal a line from Colemine’s PR here, because it’s perfect: “a record that’s at once raw and gritty, tender and emotive, lush and symphonic.” Check out ”Catch Me I’m Falling” (a focus track on an album made up entirely of focus tracks).