Thursday, November 15, 2012

CD Review: Guitarist Marcus Singletary Releases His First Anthology

Singer, songwriter, guitarist Marcus Singletary has become very nostalgic recently. Earlier this year he released the guitar solo compilation “Holy Guitar!” and now he is releasing a sixteen-song anthology entitled “Satan’s Spawn.” This album was assembled from demos, outtakes and songs from some of his past albums.

The album runs in a sort of chronological order, beginning with some very early recordings done on cassettes. The sound is a bit ruff at times, but they do show some potential in Marcus’ songwriting ability at a young age. It’s not until about halfway through the album that you get to hear the fullness of Marcus’s talents as in “Chicago Stomp” and “Shame.” This compilation anthology ends strong with the funk sounds of “Start Something” and “Get The Dance Gene” before closing with the nine-minute guitar solo “Occupy.”

To find out more about Marcus Singletary and his latest release “Satan’s Spawn,” please visit his facebook page (

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