Everybody Needs Somebody by FRED GROSS


Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: Everybody Needs Somebody

Reviewer: Marc S. Pate

Positive Comments: Very nice! That’s a nice tune, nice playing, great harmonies.

Constructive Comments: The mix needs a little adjustment. Bring the vocals out a little more, smooth out the drums and rhythm section a bit. But, you have a nice little tune here, it’s definitely a keeper!

The Downtown Matinee/NEW STEEL by Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey

Margie & Art Corey,  S. & Al Corey

Broadjam Artist: Margie & Art Corey, S. & Al Corey
Song: The Downtown Matinee/NEW STEEL

Reviewer: Randal Dunkle

Positive Comments: I like the sound of the drums and harmonica – I also like the lead guitar riffs – sounds a little like a young Kenny Rogers.

Constructive Comments: Very good Country Song – I really don’t have a lot of negatives – best wishes!

Save The World by Mitch Siegal

Mitch Siegal

Broadjam Artist: Mitch Siegal
Song: Save The World

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: I was pleasantly surprised with much of this recording as you can tell by Excellent and near Excellent marks. Im far more eager to explain my criticism as that’s what stands in the way of my judging this a knockout. The overall sound is strong and very listenable. Even though the track is extremely repetitive, it wears well. It’s mesmerizing. Thats meant as a positive.

Constructive Comments: The problem for me with this recording can be corrected easily. I had to work to understand the lyric. Even then I missed 90% of it. The snippets that I got suggest to me the subject matter and probably the lyric is very good. I, however, can’t be sure. Does the singer have a good voice? I don’t care if the emotion is communicated. I, again must say don’t know. And like other aspects, the bits I could get, sounds like the singer can and maybe did, deliver a performance worthy of the song. I would love to get my engineer on this. I think it could be a real gem.

Someone Like You by FRED GROSS


Broadjam Artist: FRED GROSS
Song: Someone Like You

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: Great job. I love the chords on this piece. It really is a beautiful song. Great guitar lead and instrumentation. Your voice of instruments work very well here.

Constructive Comments: On your hook, you guitar riffs are a little stacatto…short. I would suggest sustaining them a little more so your notes don’t just cut off. It will make for a smoother sounding intro. Maybe just a little more work on the mix bring up the low end a little more in the mix to balance out. Other than that, this is a great piece.

Rollin’ In Your Arms by Marc S. Pate

Marc S. Pate

Broadjam Artist: Marc S. Pate
Song: Rollin’ In Your Arms

Reviewer: Jimmy Joe Lee

Positive Comments: This, for me, is a tough one. I really enjoyed the musicianship. Good solos, interesting arrangement and strong back up. Also recorded well. The song… see constructive comments.

Constructive Comments: Not much of a song. I understand that this type of recording is not so much about the song but more a lyric to prevent the recording from being a amorphous instrumental. The title is good. It’s the key line of the song. I think the delivery is ok but ok doesn’t get it. The lyric is sparse. That’s not necessarily a bad thing but it must be delivered convincingly… unfortunately its not. I don’t think the vocalist is a bad singe. One can’t tell much about that aspect from this song. I don’t think, however, this vocalist is the best for this song.

The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental) by Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

Broadjam Artist: Chet Nichols
Song: The Secrets Of Life (Instrumental)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: This piece can easily cross over into the pop genre. This reminds me a little of Pat Matheny. Great job on the instrumentation and the production/mix quality was very good. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this beautiful offering. Well done!

Constructive Comments: No critique.

Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz) by Bill Dake

Bill Dake

Broadjam Artist: Bill Dake
Song: Strange Fruit (Smooth Jazz)

Reviewer: Brenda Craven

Positive Comments: OK…the intro reminded me of Charlie Brown. Loved the piano and bass line on this. Wonderful jazz piece. Kudos to you and your musicians. I also loved your descriptive comparisons you used in your lyrics. Great job on this!

Constructive Comments: No critique.