Sarah DeLeo: Rockin' Robin

Track

Rockin' Robin

Artist

Sarah DeLeo (vocals)

CD

I'm In Heaven Tonight (Sweet Sassy Music SSM 1002)

Musicians:

Sarah DeLeo (vocals),

Jay Collins (sax, flute), Brian Charette (organ), Chris Bergson (guitar), Mark Bordenet (percussion)

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Composed by J. Thomas

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Recorded: Brooklyn, NY, April 2008

Rating: 83/100 (learn more)

Oh man, here I have to admit that I used to have a cassette tape copy of the Jackson 5 doing this song way back in the day. Maybe a bit of redemption can be scored by saying that I'm pretty sure there was a Joe Tex song on the tape? (OK, never mind.)

Vocalist Sarah DeLeo, thankfully, has a completely different delivery from the Jacksons. On top of a fairly sultry vibe (thanks must go to organist Brian Charette and flutist Jay Collins), DeLeo lives inside the tune. I wouldn't have thought this combination would work, but that's just my fading memory of the Jackson 5 taking over. DeLeo has a nice voice and uses it to great effect on this one.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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