Ratings and Reviews
Gino doesn't just write ballads!
Nearly every review just focuses on the ballads. Gino writes some amazing up tempo jazz fusion laced tunes that make your head spin. The title track for example features a great bass v. drum duel, and "Evil Eye" smokes as well. Sure, the ballads were the moneymakers, but these infectious grooves on Appaloosa and funky riffs on "love and Emotion" are just as worthy of a listen as the love songs are.
Still holds up today
I listened to him back when i lived in Philly with a very Italian influence all around me. Needless to say i'm aging myself but his music holds up today. I was so glad to get my ipod nano and go in search of "albums" i thought were lost forever. Sultry and strong vocals with great lyrics and music.
I saw this man with his brothers at a concert in NY city. Carnegie Hall 1978. Let me just say I was blown away. This man is the best of all that has come into music. I met his brothers afterwards as well at the door and more then pleasant. I love pretty much all the songs that he put out there. What is on the radio is not my favorites though I wish they would play his music more. It still stands today as previously noted. Great job and glad a new album is out. Keep it going.
About Gino Vannelli
Ranging from soul to soft rock, singer and songwriter Gino Vannelli earned several hits during the 1970s, including "People Gotta Move" and "I Just Wanna Stop." Vannelli learned to play the drums early in life and studied music theory at McGill University. He formed an R&B band with two brothers, but later began recording solo material for RCA in 1970. He became popular four years later when A&M released his hit single "People Gotta Move," from the Powerful People album (retitled People Gotta Move). Many albums followed, including Storm at Sunup (1975), Gist of the Gemini (1976), A Pauper in Paradise (1977), Brother to Brother (1978), Nightwalker (1981), Black Cars (1985), Big Dreamers Never Sleep (1987), Inconsolable Man (1990), and Live in Montreal (1992). After a lengthy absence from the recording studio, Vannelli returned in 1995 with Yonder Tree; Slow Love followed three years later. After yet another lengthy absence from the studio, Gino recorded the ambitious Canto in 2003 and 2006's These Are the Days, which featured remastered recordings of some of his best-known work alongside seven new compositions. A Good Thing, featuring a CD and accompanying book of poetry, was issued in early 2009, followed by another CD-book package, Stardust in the Sand, later that same year. ~ John Bush
- Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- June 16, 1952