The release Coco Montoya - I
Want It All Back
melds genres from blues, pop, funk, rock, soul, and rhythm and blues
in creative arrangements and melodies complementing Coco's
distinctive guitar work and vocals.
Coco Montoya - I Want It All Back
I Want It All Back: Hey Senorita; I Want It All Back; Forever; Cry Lonely; As Close As I Have
Come; The Life of My Broken Heart; The One Who Really Loves You; Fannie Mae;
Don't Go making' Plans; She's Gonna Need Somebody; Somebody's Baby
Montoya: Guitar; Keb' Mo': Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals; Jeff Paris: Keyboards
(Yamaha S90ES), Hammond
B3, Kurzweil PCS Horns, Guitar, Backing Vocals; Reggie McBride: Bass; Stephen
Ferrone: Drums; Courtney Branch: Percussion; Nikki Crawford: Backing Vocals; Paulie
Cerra: Saxophone; Rod Piazza: Harmonica; Honey Alexander: Piano; Gordon
Coco Montoya - I Want
It All Back was produced by Keb' Mo'
and Jeff Paris and released on the Ruf
Records label. Known for his exemplary guitar work, Coco
shows off his vocal talents, or as he puts it "it's healthy to take chances."
Backed by an exceptional group of musicians and with Keb' Mo' and Jeff Paris
directing Coco's soulful vocals, I Want
It All Back is a compilation of blues melded with rhythm and blues, rock n' roll, pop, funk, and
soul to create a series of close knit but diverse songs with alluring melodies
The release opens with the lively track Hey Senorita, which introduces us to the new Coco Montoya,
vocalist, but also carries the powerful guitar licks we have come to expect.
The title track I Want It All Back is
a beautiful rhythm and blues track with exceptional harmonies complementing the
soulful vocals. The track Forever is
a down and dirty blues track that brings out the raw elements of Coco's guitar work and showcases more refined and paced
Cry Lonely is a
rollicking track that lashes out with slicing guitar licks that emphasize the
passionate lyrics "When the rain runs down your window, and you can't hold back
your tears. When you are so afraid to be alone, you know I will always be right
here." Changing the pace to a pop and soul rhythm on As Close As I Have Come, Coco
poignantly sings "there was comfort in your touch, sweet contentment in your
smile, and the light in your eyes out shined the sun....If that wasn't love that
is as close as I come."
Staying with a pop and rock n' roll sound, The Life of My Broken Heart, the
vocals power through this catchy and affectionate track. Another emotionally driven
track is The One Who Really Loves You
with the band creating the ambience for Coco's
lyrics. The track Fannie Mae takes us
back to the blues and drives the point home with a soulful harmonica (Rod
Piazza), organ (Jeff Paris), and those distinct blues guitar chords from Coco.
The release also includes Don't Go Makin' Plans a funky blues and rhythm and blues sound that
shows Coco's diverse vocal prowess; She's
Gonna Need Somebody is another funky blues rock track that rolls with a
playful melody and lyrics "reality ain't what it seems, ...., it's just a matter
of time,....too many lonely days and lonely nights, she's gonna need somebody to
hold her tight, somebody who knows his stuff..."; and Coco ushers us out with a
beautiful rendering of the Jackson Brown classic Somebody's Baby.
Websites where you can procure Coco Montoya - I Want It All Back are Amazon,
& Noble, and iTunes.
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