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This Is Ryan Shaw

This Is Ryan Shaw by Ryan Shaw
Released: Apr 2007
Label: Razor & Tie/RSM
The soul-baked "Do the 45" introduces Ryan Shaw with a persuasive call to the dance floor. To his credit, the tune sounds like it was lifted from a '60s juke box, and like most of the rest of the LP, Shaw sources Stax soul sides and greats like Wilson Picket, Bobby Womack and Stevie Wonder. When he offers covers from lesser lights like the Sharpees and the Combo Kings they're hard to tell from tunes he wrote himself. The best is the funked-up single "Nobody," but the rest of the debut from this R'n'B revisionist is every bit as convincing.
Nate Cavalieri