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Bobby McFerrin – Medicine Music (1990 FLAC)

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Bobby McFerrin - Medicine Music (1990 FLAC)

Bobby McFerrin – Medicine Music (1990 FLAC)

Artist: Bobby McFerrin
Album: Medicine Music
Release/Reissue: 1990
Genre: Jazz

01. Medicine Man
02. Baby
03. Yes, You
04. The Garden
05. Common Threads
06. Sweet In The Morning
07. Discipline
08. He Ran All The Way
09. Angry (GIMA)
10. The Train
11. Soma So De La Sase
12. The 23rd Psalm

After having a surprise hit in “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” in 1988, singer Bobby McFerrin seemed to run away from success in embarrassment. He did not record as a leader for two years, and many of his subsequent projects were more in classical music than in jazz or pop. He formed the a cappella Voicestra, which seemed to miss the point, which is that he could do all the voices himself without overdubbing. This well-meaning CD, which uses the Voicestra on a few cuts plus his father, opera singer Robert McFerrin, Sr., on “Discipline,” suffers from consistently dull material; none of the songs or performances are the least bit memorable. Clearly McFerrin’s career was drifting at this point and, even by the late ’90s, had not regained its momentum in the jazz world. In the case of Bobby McFerrin, more has always been less, and this CD has a bit too much waste.